Our Workshops

All our workshops are carefully designed to give students maximum hands-on time while reinforcing teamwork and co-operative skills.

We believe it is important for each child to gain experience with both scientific equipment, language, and scientific principles. To this end our workshops are jam-packed with material and tools.

All our workshops cover core ACARA outcomes and are matched with their corresponding curriculum codes to make choosing the appropriate workshop easy.

*Icons indicate where the workshop is available.

available in Echuca
= available in Echuca
available in & around Melbourne
= available in & around Melbourne

If you are unsure as to which school workshop or program would suit you best please give us call or email! We love helping you decide on the best program possible!

Our workshops list

Environmental Science

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BECOME A RIVER DETECTIVE

F-8
Water Testing

*In conjunction with the North Central Catchment Management Authority. Test water samples and discover the mini beasts that lurk in our water.

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WHAT IS FOOD REALLY ANYWAY

5-12
what is food really anyway

A discussion on sustainable eating of insects and preparation of your own bug snack.

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DRINK THE WATERWAYS F-6

ACSHE013, ACSHE022, ACSHE081, ACSHE098
waterways

Focusing on local waterways, we watch the change from a crystal clear stream to a mucky drain. Begin the clean up and discuss the role we play.

Chemical Science

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MIX AND MATCH F-2

ACSSU003, ACSSU018, ACSSU031
elements

Explore mixtures and make your own observations of a number of cool chemical reactions. Make a froth and bubble explosion!

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STATE TO STATE 5-6

ACSSU095
bang

From solids to liquids to gases and back again. Observe reversible changes – and some that are here to stay.

Physical Science

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PUSH ME: PULL ME 3-4

ACSSU076
Push

What makes objects move and how do forces act on an object through direct contact or from a distance to cause movement?

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FLASH BANG F-2

ACSSU020
bang

A workshop loaded with experiments investigating moving waves of sound and why you hear it.

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SPARKS AND QUARKS 5-6

ACSSU097, ACSSU219
sparks

Construct electrical pathways on our multi function boards. With light globes, fans and buzzers circuit design is easy. What types of materials conduct electricity?

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LIGHT SPECTACULAR 5-6

ACSSU080
light

Investigate the mysterious world of shadows and how light behaves through refraction and reflection.

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ROBOTICS AND CODING
3-4

ACTDIP010, ACTDIP011, ACTDIP012
Code 2

Discover how a robot works and collect information. Experiment with line following, light detection and clap controlled driving. Design your own robot to compete in a Sumo Wrestling competition.

  • May be temporarily unavailable due to robot shortage
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INTERMEDIATE ROBOTICS AND CODING 5-6

ACTDIP017, ACTDIP019, ACTDIK025, ACTDIP027
Robotics

Exploring and understand how an Edison robot works. Use bar codes line tracking and torches to take control, decipher mazes, and avoid obstacles (screen-free)

  • May be temporarily unavailable due to robot shortage
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ADVANCED ROBOTICS AND
CODING 5-8

ACTDIP020, ACTDIK015, ACTDIP028
(120 minutes)
Coding workshop

Exploring and understand how an Edison robot works. Use bar codes, line tracking and torches to take control, decipher mazes and avoid obstacles. code your own tune. Become a programmer and construct a remote controlled front loader (requires iPad or computer)

  • May be temporarily unavailable due to robot shortage
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INTRODUCTION TO ROBOTICS AND CODING F-2

ACTDIP004, ACTDIP003, ACTDIK002
Code

Fun screen-free activities to introduce children to computational, logical thinking and the most basic of programming concepts

  • May be temporarily unavailable due to robot shortage

Echuca HQ Workshops

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Murray Eco-watch

3-8
Murray ​​Ecowatch

*What’s that animal? Why and how do plants spread their seeds?

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QUIRKY CRITTERS F-6

ACSSU002, ACSSU0211, ACSSU017, ACSSU030
bugs

The amazing world of mini beasts invades the Pod. What makes all these animals so special? We look at the basic needs, habitat requirements, external features and diversity of living creatures in this exciting workshop.

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Milk Matters

3-6
Fresh Cheese

Make your own cheese and icecream and learn about our dairy industry

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Paddle Steamer Science

3-6
Wheel

Learn a bit more about the workings of paddle steamer. make your own paddle boat to sail and discover how how the paddle steamers use their whistles.

Just for fun!

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MONKEY BUSINESS

3-6
monkeys

A brand new whodunit to solve! Scientific method and observations are critical. Who stole the cheeky monkeys?

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TWISTED SCIENCE SHOW

ADD CODE
show

BANG, FIZZLE AND FLASH! An entertaining hour of fun, noise and colour that brings science alive with dynamic demonstrations and simple explanations of scientific principles.

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LETS MAKE SLIME F-6

ACSSU003, ACSSU031, ACSSU077
bday-min

A Chemical Reaction that every child enjoys. Mixing, measuring and introducing non-newtonian fluids- what’s not to love?

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BUBBLE TROUBLE

F-6
bubbles

Surface tension is the key to racing fish and neat bubble tricks. An active bubble making session with giant bubbles and fly swat antics is a highlight.

Are you planning a visit to the Echuca region and want more information?

The team at TwistED science work closely with other education and accommodation providers in  Echuca Moama and surrounds.

This Educational Package booklet gives you all the information you’ll need to organise 2,3,4 or 5 full days of activities with suggested itineraries as well as providing options for accommodation.

We strive to make it as easy and painless as possible to organise your next school camp in the area.

EducationPackage

Risk Assessment and MSDS

Risk Assessment

A Risk Assessment for a visit to the centre in Echuca is available here

We also have risk assessments where required for activities we conduct and are available on request.

Material Safety Data Sheets

At scienTwists we take safety seriously. Below are our Material Safety Data Sheets which outline the safety of the chemicals we use.

  • Alka-Seltzer
  • Methylated spirits
  • Sodpolyacrylate
  • xMSDS – Calcium chloride dihydrate-9927477
  • xMSDS – Hydrogen Peroxide 35 – 9924300
  • xMSDS – Polyvinyl alcohol – 9927396
  • xMSDS – Sodium alginate – 9924955
  • xMSDS – Sodium Borate Borax fused – 9924967

Requirements and information for incursions

Please provide:

  • Chairs and tables for all students to be comfortable seated in pairs. All Workshops have a hands-on experimentation portion.
  • Access to all interactive whiteboard or like (please indicate if not available).
  • Access to water
  • Access to power
  • Parking as close as possible to the presentation venue/room
  • We require access to the room at lease 40 minutes prior the workshop
  • We require 30 minutes after the completion of the workshop to pack up
  • We would appreciate using the SAME room for ALL workshops

Terms and conditions

  • Workshops are subject to copyright
  • Please ask permission to use videos or cameras during the presentation. The Presenter has the right to refuse permission.
  • All workshops require a supervising teacher
  • The Twisted Science Team reserve the right to modify or cancel a workshop without prior notice if they deem it to be unsafe
  • Payments must be made promptly within two weeks of your presentation