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Junior ANSTO Excursion & Junior Chemistry Workshop

July 25 @ 11:00 am - July 26 @ 2:00 pm

= Only a few spots left. Priority will be given to students attending the accompanying chemistry workshop =

1.) Junior ANSTO excursion:
What: Year 4-8 ANSTO Excursion (stages 3-4)
When: Friday the 26th of July at 11am-1:30/2pm
Costs: $12/student, parents are free – they need a confirmed seat in the tour bus
Where: ANSTO – Sydney, New Illawarra Rd, Lucas Heights NSW 2234
Details: A 45 minute interactive lecture and a one and half hour tour of ANSTO’s research facilities,
including the OPAL research reactor.

2.) Junior Chemistry workshop:
What: Year 4-8 ANSTO Lab – Chemistry Workshop
When: Thursday the 25th of July at 11am-2pm
Costs: $30 for the first child, discounted $27 for the second child and $24 for the third+ child
Where: at the SHRIMPS guide hall, McNeilly Park, Jersey St, Marrickville
Details: Dr Isabell Dahlke will prepare the students for the ANSTO excursion doing a chemistry workshop with lots of hands-on activities and experiments focusing on Fundamental Chemistry. They will make models of the first elements of the periodic table, play a periodic table game and address the following questions: what is an atom made of? What are isotopes? What is radioactivity? What is fusion and fission? Finally they will play a half-life game.

The excursion will be for Year 4 to year 8 students and their parents- they still have to reserve a seat in the tour bus. The tour now costs $12 per student and is free for parents. Everybody will arrive in our own cars. Isabell is happy to organize car sharing that everybody can get there easily. And parents with smaller kids are allowed to sit in the cafe during the tour and can even join the interactive presentation.

Please book your child (and yourself) in by emailing the organizer (