ANSTO tours and events 
 

Learn more about ANSTO tours, kids school holiday workshops and other public events.
 


Community and education tours
 

 
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Up and Atom school holiday tours

On our Up and Atom tours we will take you on an exciting journey into the world at the atomic scale. Dates and times here

 
 

 

 
   
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The Science Discovery Tour gives you an insight into the world of nuclear science and the work ANSTO does. Dates and times here. 

 

 
 

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Top Coder Competition 2017

We invite schools to enter two students from year 5 or 6 in the ANSTO Top Coder Competition 2017. Students will work collaboratively in a fun and enthusiastic atmosphere with coding coaches to foster and develop their 'Healthy living' ideas into finished games, animations, art music or stories.

 

Learn more.

 
   
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Teacher professional development

ANSTO is an endorsed provider with BOSTES for Standards 2 and 3 of the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers at the level of Proficient Teacher. Teachers can accrue BOSTES-registered professional development hours for many of our professional development programs.


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about dates and courses on offer.

 
   
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Careers Q&A
 

A careers day focussing on the diverse career pathways inside a major scientific and engineering facility. A panel of scientists will be on hand to answer questions and discuss the interesting and various career pathways they took to arrive at ANSTO.


Dates: Thursday April 13, Thursday July 13 and Thursday October 5
Time: 10:00am - 1:00pm
Duration: 3 hours
Audience: Adults and children 14 years plus

Dates and times here.

 

Kids workshops 

 
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Use the Force Workshop 

Are you one with the force. When we understand forces, we can do awesome things. We will unpack Newton’s Laws and really understand how they work and how we can use them to do some great experiments. We’ll learn the secrets behind experiments like jumping beads and the amazing tablecloth pull! Don’t let inertia stop you from participating in this one. Presented by Fizzics Education.

 
Audience: 8-14 years
Cost: $30 per child
Where: ANSTO Discovery Centre, New Illawarra Rd, Lucas Heights
When: Monday 10 July - 9:00am to 12:00pm. Tuesday 11 July – 1:00 to 4:00pm and Wednesday 12 July – 9:00am to 12:00pm
 

 

 
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Lego WeDo Robotics 

An exciting introduction to robotics using ANSTO's LEGO WeDo kits. In this full day workshop, you will build LEGO models featuring working motors and sensors, program your models and participate in fun design challenges.

 
Audience: Children aged 7-9 only
Cost: $60
Where: ANSTO Discovery Centre, New Illawarra Rd, Lucas Heights
When: Wednesday 12 July, 9.30am to 3:00pm
 
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Lego EV3 Robotics 
An exciting introduction to robotics using the ANSTO LEGO Mindstorm kits. In this full day workshop, you will build LEGO models featuring working motors and sensors, program your models and participate in fun design challenges.

 
Audience: Children aged 10-14 only Intro course and 12-14 only for Master Class.
Cost: $60
Where: ANSTO Discovery Centre, New Illawarra Rd, Lucas Heights
 
When: 
Thursday 13 July, 9.30am to 3:00pm Introductory course´╗┐ 9.30am-3pm
 
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Masterclass Course: Friday 14 July, 9.30am to 3:00pm (Participants must have attended a previous ANSTO EV3 workshop)
 
 
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Extreme Engineering
Get your build on! Explore the world of engineering through a series of activities designed to make you think creatively around design challenges. Presented by Fizzics Education.

 

Audience: 8-14 year olds
Cost: $30
Where: ANSTO Discovery Centre, New Illawarra Rd, Lucas Heights
When: Tuesday 11 July – 9:00am to 12:00pm


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Create A Buzz
Learn all about types of circuits, resistors, diodes, motors as you build interesting circuits and put them to work. Presented by Fizzics Education.

 

Audience: 8-14 year olds
Cost: $30
Where: ANSTO Discovery Centre, New Illawarra Rd, Lucas Heights
When: Monday 10 July – 1:00 to 4:00pm


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Learn movie making techniques (Claymation and Stop-frame animations) used in TV favourites such as Wallace & Gromit, Morph, Pingu and Shaun the Sheep.

Audience: 9-12 year olds
Cost: $30
Where: ANSTO Discovery Centre, New Illawarra Rd, Lucas Heights
When: Tuesday 11 July – 9:00am to 12:00pm

Tuesday 11 July – 1:00 to 4:00pm

 

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Grow your own crystals, find out how volcanoes erupt, learn about earthquakes, discover why plants favour particular soils and participate in the techniques used by geologists to study and classify the Earth. Presented by Fizzics Education.

Audience: 7-14 year olds
Cost: $30
Where: ANSTO Discovery Centre, New Illawarra Rd, Lucas Heights
When: Wednesday 12 July – 1:00pm to 4:00pm

 

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