Create vortex cannons using old boxes to destroy targets using air power!
Bring your cartoons to life by building the 150 year old Zoetrope invention!
Create these amazing shrunken chip packet key rings!
Build a Solar Turbine that turns light energy into heat energy to spin a rotor using the renewable energy power of convection!
Learn about vibrations and sound waves as you build a Tin Can Telephone in this episode of our “Talk Like A Scientist” series of STEM video workshops you can do at home with items commonly found around the house, in your recycling, garden and pantry.
Make these simple paper bangers with just one sheet of A4 paper. Use them to scare your friends and family!
Turn crayons into amazing models to give as gifts, display, play with – or just use to draw!
Create these paper whirly birds that spin and glide slowly to the ground.
Go on a bush walk to collect natural items to build a bird feeder to hang in your garden!
Make a Solar Cooker from recycling and tinfoil to bake biscuits, cook rice – even a vegetable stew using nothing but the power of the sun!
Give your pollinating insects a helping hand by creating a safe place for them to sit and sip!
Learn how to conserve enough water for your garden every day – and make a watering can with upcycled bottles!
After some slight head-scratching, we use observational science to work out whether your veggie patch needs watering with our simple DIY rain gauge – it’s no to BOM standards, but we tell you why it doesn’t need to be!
We plant our very first vegetable seedlings in the garden – climbing beans – and show you how to build a bean-pole teepee!
Help the birds this spring by building a bird nest shop for your garden – our scarecrow may keep birds away from our seedlings but birds are very useful in the garden by eating insects that may damage our crop – so we don’t want to scare them away completely!
Make a network of monorail lines and trains – both gravity-powered and balloon-propelled – in your home or garden!
Make your very own scrunchie to embellish your hairstyle or give to friends and family as gifts! Megan takes you through all the steps in this beginner sewing tutorial. Remember, many of our library branches have sewing machines available to use!
Make a pool noodle albatross to soar further and higher than a paper plane! Julian takes you through all the steps and heads down to the oval to try it out.
In the second of our Veggie Patch Science workshops we take a break from digging to show you how to make a scarecrow!
One for the adutlts – out camping or stuck in a very basic kitchen but want to brew some coffee? We’ll show you how to make it as good as with a plunger / coffee press but using just a keep-cup and some kitchen wipes!
Make a speaker and stand for your smartphone with just a tube, some cups or bottles – and a pair of scissors. Jonathan takes you through all the steps – even the dance steps!
Fill your world with rainbows with our periscope – all you need is a cardboard tube, 2 old CD/DVD discs, some tape – and a pair of scissors!