Onsite Programs

Examine the structure and function of enzymes through the example of amylase
Discover what is 'beneath our feet', how it got there and why it changes.
Put on your lab coat and become a scientist as you explore physical and chemical changes and solve the mystery substance challenges.
Explore earthquakes through virtual reality and discover how they relate to tectonic plates. Work as an engineer and a geologist to survive the quake!
Investigate the role of fire in Woowookarung Regional Park. Head out into the field and gather real time data on the impacts of fire and help build the ESRI database using GIS mapping.
Be a paleontologist for a day whilst you discover fossils from millions of years ago.
Get charged up whilst exploring electricity. Create a range of circuits and see if you can master the 'mouse trap challenge'.
Build a smart autonomous rescue robot to help gather intelligence from a collapsed mine. A real life application for robotics using Lego EV3 robots.
Explore the geological history of one of Ballarat's oldest volcanoes and discover changes over time.
Investigate forces through play based exploration of everyday items.
Explore rocks and minerals and how they apply to industry and to our daily lives. Identify minerals, go core sampling and find your treasure whilst metal detecting.
Earthquakes are devastating natural disasters. Explore earthquakes through VR then work as an engineer to design and build an earthquake proof house using the 'Engineering Design Process'. You must stay in budget and survive the earthquake simulator.
Work as an analytical chemist in monitoring water quality. Use gravimetric analysis, UV-Vis Spectroscopy and Atomic Absorption Spectrometry (AAS) to analyze water.
How does wind make electricity? Explore turbines through VR then work as an engineer to design and build a wind turbine before visiting Waubra wind farm to get up and close with these amazing structures.