Immerse your class in the fascinating world of science, and have some serious FUN with a primary science incursion from Mad About Science! Already natural born scientists, your students are going to adore getting their hands science-dirty and performing loads of hands-on experiments. We sure know how to bring science to life and get you excited by science!
Our experienced science teaching specialists lead stimulating classroom workshops that align with current AusVELS curriculum; many include cross-curriculum priorities such as sustainability, aboriginal culture and Asian studies. We offer a range of incursion topics encompassing biological sciences, chemical sciences, earth and space sciences, and physical sciences for Victorian Primary Schools, from foundation to level 6.
We stretch imaginations, leaving students and teachers inspired and excited by science! You’ll be amazed at what you discover!
If there is a topic of interest not listed here, please inquire as we are skilled at tailoring programs to specific needs. Where practical our individual classroom workshops incorporate real laboratory equipment to bring authenticity to the session.
Chemistry Chaos - Foundation to Level 6
Colour changes, smoke, fizz and foam! Everything in our world is made up of chemicals. Explore chemical reactions, physical changes and more.
The Matter Of Matter - Level 3 to 6
Use the magic of dry ice to explore the three common states of matter - solids, liquids and gasses. From everlasting bubbling fountains to cool chemical fire extinguishers. This session matters! (90 minute format only)
Simple Machines - Level 3 to 6
Launch projectiles with D.I.Y catapults, watch motorized gears turn to speed things up, and lift friends off the ground with a super-sized lever. An engaging look at how simple machines make our life easier, now, and in the past. (90 minute format only)
Forces In Action - Level 2 to 6
From an apple falling to the ground to a car rolling to a halt, forces are constantly at work. A stimulating, hands-on look at things that move, and why!
Light & Sound - Level 1 to 6
Make some waves, and colour your classroom with rainbows. Using a sensory approach learn all about the properties and transmission of light and sound energy.
Electrical Buzz - Foundation to Level 6
Lights, noise and airborne propellers. Use snap circuit kits to build exciting circuits using a variety of electrical components including switches, LEDs, resistors and integrated sound circuits. Explore electric motors, electromagnets, dynamos, and energy transformations. Includes a demonstration of how electricity is produced from sun light.
Wicked Weather - Foundation to Level 4
Air in the atmosphere is always on the move, carrying clouds, rain, and snow around the globe. Model and experiment with these air and water movements; and even erupt your own flurry of snow.
Magnetic Marvels - Foundation to Level 2
Discover the fun, magic and science of magnets. Always a winner!
Natural Disasters - Level 3 to 6Explore the scientific processes behind the explosive energy of nature’s fury.
Come To Your Senses - Foundation to Level 2
The five senses are given a workout in this engaging session. They are tested, tricked and more. Get ready for a sensory overload!
Forensic Detective - Level 3 to 6
Can you crack the case and catch the thief!? Use real forensic science techniques, like PH tests, handwriting analysis, and fingerprint dusting to pin point the culprit.
Sustainability - Level 1 to 6
The phenomenal population boom in recent times has put the earth’s resources under considerable strain. Learn how we can better manage waste and the earth’s life sustaining resources.
Super Bubble Science - Foundation to Level 2
Bubbles are more than trapped air in a film of soapy water. Their exact spherical shape and swirling rainbow colours make them a wonder of science. By this session’s end, you’ll be a true bubbleoligist.
Kitchen Chemistry - Foundation to Level 2
A fun food workshop challenging you to think about everyday food in a whole new way. Experiment with a variety of food-related chemicals, and you even get to take home a bag of sweet, tongue tingling sherbet!
Light & Colour - Foundation to Level 2
An engaging investigation into the colourful properties of light. Create rainbows, use chromatography to separate colour in ink, mix colour with light filters and test a whole host of optical instruments.
Toy Technology - Foundation to Level 2
Be immersed in the wonderful science of toys. Explore energies, materials, movement and sound. Spin some colour, use magnets to draw, and even make your very own balancing toy to take home. Play has never been so educational!
The Human Body - Level 3 to 6
Take a journey through the human body, and explore its parts and systems. Perform chemical experiments to understand digestion, think quick and test reaction speeds, use stethoscopes to listen to the rythmic beat of your heart. Learn how we are all connected, and made of the stuff of stars!
Light - Level 3 to 6
2015 is the international year of light and light-based technologies. This senior primary workshop takes an in-depth look at the properties of light - within and outside the visible spectrum. Get hands-on with a variety of interesting optical instruments, explore UV light and make a UV detection key chain to keep, watch light energy transform, discover different ways to produce light, including chemiluminescence, and more!
“Tell people what to do and they forget; show them what to do and they remember; let them actually do it themselves and finally, they understand” – Confucius.