Scitech Discovery Centre
Imagine your whole family working together in an exciting race, pulling levers, pushing buttons and pumping pedals to manipulate a pile of balls up, down and around a track. Will your team be able to do it faster than another family? The Scitech team has created interactive exhibits that offer all the fun and adventure of a theme park, while at the same time teaching scientific principles. As you play the Up and Down race with balls, you will all be learning about gravity, levers, pulleys, wheels, and potential and kinetic energy.
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■ Discoverland, ideal for children under the age of 7 years. Kids can dress in sea-creature costumes, crawl into a bubble in the middle of an aquarium to find out about underwater life, or spy on you with a periscope to learn about mirrors and refracted light.
Scitech has hosted the Junior Western Australian Robocup for primary and secondary school students several times. In this competition, teams of students have to design and build robots that can dance to music, play a game of 2-on-2 soccer, or negotiate challenging obstacles to perform a rescue.
■ Allow at least two to three hours to participate in all the activities at Scitech.
- Scitech Discovery Centre, West Perth, In city