School Holiday Program
Summer School Holiday Program
Are you ready to live on Mars …..?!
As the world prepares to make history by setting foot on another planet in 2023*, the Gravity Discovery Centre is one step ahead!
Over 150 children enjoyed the school holiday activities at the Gravity Discovery Centre over the summer, building a huge Lunar City, as well as engaging in rocket making and launching.
Staff at the Centre collected re-cycled materials for the children to use for the creative activities. Marketing Manager, Tracie Troth, said the activities were a good example of science learning in a fun way.
The children talked about life on Mars and what a Lunar City might look like. These discussions turned into reality as children’s imaginations’ ran wild by creating their very own City at the Centre, which is now complete and ready for human habitation! See images below!
Watch this space for the next exciting school holiday activities!
*(Source - ABC news – Bas Lansdorp, a Dutch engineer and entrepreneur, plans to establish a permanent base on Mars in a mission he hopes will take off in 2022. By 2015, Mars One expects put up to 10 four-member teams through intensive training, with the first of those teams reaching to Mars in 2023 on a high-risk journey that would take seven months to complete. If they survive the trip, the human Martians will have to deal with temperatures of minus 55 degrees C in a desert-like atmosphere that consists mainly of carbon dioxide. So far, there have only been unmanned missions to Mars undertaken by NASA, which has signalled its intent to send astronauts there within 20 years!)
Science IS Fun Community Fair & 10th Birthday Celebration
Hundreds of visitors joined in the 10th birthday celebrations at the Gravity Discovery Centre on Saturday 16th November 2013.
Prof. Lyn Beazley, Chief Scientist of WA, opened the event by cutting the birthday cake and introduced a jam packed day of “free” family fun!
Scitech wowed the audience with their Super Cool Show and Mick Doyle, Science Alive had children captivated.
The Wanneroo & Joondalup SES crew demonstrated a 1:1 rescue from the Leaning Tower, whilst ICRAR and Perth Observatory offered astronomy and solar viewing. A local band complimented the activities.
Facepainting, mosaic making, rocket making and launching, mini-golf and a bouncy castle were just some of the fun activities enjoyed at the Centre.
Thank you to UWA & Curtin University, Stargazer’s Club, Tronox and Iluka Mining for their involvement.
This event was kindly supported by Lotterywest and Gingin Shire.