Christmas SciTech Incursion (All levels)

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Christmas SciTech Incursion (All levels)

Theme: Design & Technology – Engineering
Level: All

Looking for fun, educational activities to do towards the end of the year? Our spectacular 90-minute Christmas incursion combines all the excitement of the festive season with concepts from technological and physical sciences. Students explore different kinds of movement, balance, simple motors and static electricity; all while having fun! Students even get to make biodegradable plastic Christmas decorations and a number of other ‘take home’ items. Our passionate science educators carefully guide students through each step, prompting students to predict, observe and reflect on each activity.


Learning outcomes

  • A creative and entertaining way to end the year. Experiments incorporate technology and physical sciences.



  • Team challenge – build a Christmas tree with plastic cups;
  • Observe a number of Christmas toys, gimmicks and decorations and discuss the materials used to make them and senses used to enjoy them;
  • Make a number of “take home” items (time/level dependent);
  • Paper pivot puppet – explore various ways to move the legs use human energy, gravity and magnetism (F-2);
  • Christmas Tree thaumatrope – trick your eyes (F-2);
  • Paper climbing puppet – explore movement in relation to friction, tension, gravity, and technique (3-6);
  • Christmas tree and star – explore static electricity (3-6);
  • Rubber band motor – complete a design challenge to make a moving Christmas gimmick (3-6);
  • Rubber powered jumping frog – investigate different ways to make it jump (F-6);
  • Biodegradable Christmas decorations – explore different ways to mix gelatine to make “plastic” (F-6);
  • Observe balancing Christmas gimmicks and practice balancing a variety of simple items;
  • Be inspired to make Christmas toys and gimmicks.


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Incursion Pricing



Up to 30 students


90-minute workshops


A minimum booking of 2 x 90-minute workshops is required


Outer regions incur time and travel costs

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“Thank you for a wonderful time. The students were extremely engaged and enjoyed the hands on activities. Olivia has a very calm nature which our students responded very well to. All the teachers from our school agree that the incursion was fantastic. Thank you again!”

Woodlands PS

“Very considerate of a few children with challenging behaviours and special needs. They were inclusive educators and it was a wonderful experience for all levels.”

Clayton North PS