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Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Next week, plus Museum trip details

Hi all

First off, a reminder about our first week of Term 4 - we have a cafe night on Wednesday 26 October at Nova, as well as a museum trip.

Michelle only has 10 kids booked for each museum trip so far, and has to have at least 12 for them to go ahead. If you haven't emailed her to book but would like to go, please do so today! Our first museum trip is a bit more expensive than usual, but should be very interesting - here are the details for each workshop

Robotech workshop - a technology blast!
Wednesday 26 October, 12.00 - 1.30, $6.50 per child
Levels 3 - 5
Curriculum Links: Technology (Technological Knowledge)
Looking for a robot that will do just what you tell it? Come along to our interactive hands-on exploration and programming session. Designed to encourage and engaged all from the beginner to the more advanced inventor in your class.

Wednesday 23 November 12.00 - 1.30, $6.50 per child
Levels 1 - 6
Curriculum links: Science (Making Sense of Planet Earth and Beyond)
Put the southern skies within your students’ reach in our portable planetarium. Topics covered include the sun, the phases of the moon, the life cycle of the stars and constellations including Greek and Maori tales. Includes high school extension.

Mini Beasts
Wednesday 7 December 12.00 - 1.30, $3.50 per child
Levels 1 - 5
Curriculum links: Science (Making Sense of the Living World)
Trainee entomologists are needed; so bring your students now! BUT BEWARE. There are more insects in the world than any other type of animal and new insects are being discovered all the time. Students will learn how to recognise an insect from imposters, so expect to get up close and personal with real insects. Includes learning a waggle dance and searching for insects in the fabulous Nature Galleries.

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