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(Last updated May 2013)

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Otago Museum workshops - Term 3

Nicola's in the process of booking our museum workshops for Term 3, and the first one will be the Survival Factor workshop, 1pm - 2:30pm Wednesday 21 July.

The museum's blurb says: "Within our innovative new 'Survival Factor' exhibition, students face challenges as they explore their bodies' physiological and psychological responses in situations ranging from 'High Alert' to 'Deep Sleep'. A visit become an adventure as they experience the problem solving instincts of their bodies. Levels 1- 5". As always, the cost is $3 per child and there are limited spaces, so if you're interested, email Nicola to book.

In August, we'll be doing a brand new workshop called Feel the Force. From the museum's education co-ordinator: "We explore Work and Motion through a series of activities using force-related machines. The programme begins with the operation of a real catapult (well it’s actually an authentic styled mangonel, currently being built by skilled carpenter man) which I am really looking forward to. The idea is that if it is nice enough outside (hrm, unlike today) then we will be testing different loads and tensions of the mangonel to achieve Work using Force." Dates and details to come.

Edited to add: Feel the Force will be will be on at 2:30 - 4:00pm,Wednesday 18 August.

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