School holidays are normally a time for kids to be out-and-about and exploring their communities, but obviously this year things are quite different to say the least.
While exercising and outdoors play around the house are still encouraged, unfortunately most places outside of that sphere are shutdown in WA’s continued efforts to slow the spread of COVID-19.
Fortunately, the educational and fun institutions of Perth are working out ways to bring their brand into the home.
Last week we shared news that Perth Zoo is providing daily behind the scenes content with their zookeepers (have a look HERE).
And this week it’s one for the science buffs out there, with Scitech announcing ‘Scitech At Home’, taking their limitless love for science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) online.
With the Scitech Science Centre doors closed, their team have been hard at work creating fun, informative, education and interactive digital STEM experiments and experiences.
From podcasts, videos and live-streaming, to explosions, do-it-yourself experiments and at-home challenges, Scitech aims to nurture eager young minds from the safety of their own homes.
“These unprecedented times of social distancing and self-isolation due to COVID-19 can provide wonderful opportunities for families to learn and grow together. As parents develop their own skills and repertoire for teaching their children at home, we want them to be assured that Scitech is committed to continuing to provide exciting ways to explore STEM ideas in a hands-on and interactive way,” said Scitech CEO Kalien Selby.
By following them on social media (links below) or heading to the SCITECH WEBSITE, you’ll find things like home experiments with Scitech presenters using household items, or be able to go behind the scenes of some of Scitech’s most beloved exhibits.
Oh and don’t forget ‘Explosion Of The Week’.
Other highlights include the ‘Audioguide To The Galaxy’ podcast on Saturday nights and going behind the scenes of their upcoming feature exhibition, ‘Earth Matters’.