This activity engages parents (especially fathers) and their children in education by providing for parent/student pairs to work together on hands-on, minds-on science activities. In addition, Dr Eastwell will typically perform an exciting scientific demonstration and show a short video clip.
Up to about 80 persons (i.e., 40 parent/child pairs) can be catered for. One possible structure is:
In the event that families eat "at home" prior to the activity, the program might commence earlier. Cost: $750, plus $75 GST, for a stand-alone activity. Or, $375, plus $37.50 GST, in the event that the workstations are also used with classes engaged in the Thrill of Discovery program during usual school hours.
Comments From Schools
- "Science Night was a fun-filled family affair that started with pizza and progressed to spectacular explosions followed by parent/child partnerships exploring physics and chemistry in a totally ‘hands-on’ environment. Students from Prep through to Grade 6, together with their parents, enjoyed building bridges, making water defy gravity, optical illusions, electronic contraptions, and, of course, the green slime!" Mary, Principal, The Village School, Croydon (Melbourne)