Design your very own ingenious inventions as part of Scienceworks' spring school holiday program from 20 September to 5 October 2008.
Invent Solve Build will get visitors' imaginations working to solve problems and design inventions. There will be activities running daily to make and take home and an entertaining performance Invention Adventure where the audience decides how the story will end.
Imagination Factory - Invent and Play is an exhibition that explores how simple machines can be used to create ingenious inventions. Investigate basic mechanical tools and find out how we use gears, levers, pulleys wheels and axels in everyday life. This hands-on interactive exhibition will challenge visitors to think about the mechanical world around us.
Other holiday activities include The Light Spectacular, which will be showing in The Lightning Room. Find out how fireworks get their colours, how deep sea fish glow and what infrared and ultraviolet light is in this 30 minute illuminating show starring live lightning bolts. Be sure to catch it at 12pm, 1pm, 2pm & 3pm.
Planetarium shows will also be showing daily.
Other activities and performances on offer include:
The Invention Adventure
Join our adventurers and help them get past obstacles and challenges using every day objects and simple machines, such as gears, levers and pulleys. How does the story end? That's up to the audience!
Time: 12 noon & 2pm
Scientists have to find answers and solve problems all the time - you can too in this 10 minute activity. Build a model of a wind turbine and, just like a scientist, use your problem solving skills to design blades that spin and would generate electricity in an environmentally friendly way. Join in any time!
Venue: Alpha Room
Time: 1pm - 3pm
Are you up to the challenge of being an inventor? Use your imagination to invent and design something to make work easier, such as a machine to do your homework, a contraption that looks for life on other planets or an appliance that cooks your favourite dinner!
Venue: Lower Ground Floor
Time: All day
Join Dr Rob from Channel Ten's Scope as we investigate famous inventors such as Da Vinci, Edison, Gutenberg and heaps more!
Time: All day
Scienceworks, 2 Booker St, Spotswood. (Melway 56, B1). Open daily 10.00am - 4.30pm. Admission: Adult $6, Children and Concession FREE. Additional charges apply to Imagination Factory - Invent and Play, Planetarium shows and Lightning Room shows.