St Aidan’s Junior students shone at SLQ Fun Palace. The girls shared their knowledge and interest in creating ‘banana pianos’ with Makey Makey kits and circuits with Squishy Dough.
Plenty of children and adults experienced using a Makey Makey kit to replace the computer keyboard to play a virtual piano and to play ‘bongo drums’ with marshmallows!
Andrew King, author of ‘Engibear’ series, engineer and teacher, performed with one of our students. Andrew ran an awesome activity exploring the forces of physics by making fidget spinners.
Using Squishy Dough, both conductive dough and insulating dough, children created circuits to light up LED’s. An electrical engineer had fun with his child making a series to brighten up the table!
The highlight of this event was the presence of Dr Karl Kruszelnicki who delighted hundreds of children with his passion for science.
There were many exciting, innovative and challenging activities for both adults and children to enjoy……including:
Painting, dancing and building with robots
Discovering 13 Ways to start a fire
Creating beautiful prints using the sun
Learning Indigenous language and culture playing Jenga
Becoming a newsreader for Channel 7
Creating stories with artists and designers from Kindergo, including the launch of Tech Heroes Island
The event ended with fabulous simple science experiments by ‘Street Science’.