A strategic objective of the Cape Town Science Centre is to support both learners and educators by aligning our programmes and workshops with the National Curriculum and Assessment Policy Statements (CAPS).
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One visit, but two exciting educational experiences. A double deal includes a condensed CTSC programme (science show, time to explore interactive exhibits & Camera Obscura tour) as well as a workshop presented by one of our educational partners.
Cost on application
All workshops are tailored to individual groups based on their needs. Visit www.livingmaths.com for details.
• Maths Workshops
• Teachers Workshops
• Problem Solving and Creative Workshops
ORT SA CAPE
Entry fee to CTSC + R20/learner
• Grade 1-4: Build and programme a Lego WeDo robot in teams of 2 (group size max 28 children).
• Grade 5-11: Programme a Lego Mindstorms Robot in teams of 4 (group size max 28 children).
Please note that all bookings must be made through the CTSC. Additional costs apply to certain workshops.
For workshop details and costs, contact Portia: 021 300 3200 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Click on the coloured tabs below to view the current workshops on offer for each phase.
||What is your favourite colour? Have fun with colour and explore the amazing world of colour.
||Sound is all around us, but what is sound? How do instruments make different sounds?
||Bubbles are easy to make and heaps of fun to play with. Make bubbles of all shapes and sizes.
||Big or small. Why do some fly and others crawl?
||The seasons bring lots of weather changes. One day it could be windy andso cold, another day it can be rainy, or the perfect day to play at the park!
||Your body does some amazing things, so why not put it to the test? Explore your 5 senses by doing some investigations.
|Plants & Seeds
||What better way to celebrate springtime by planting a garden? Have a closer look at how plants grow from seeds.
|Our Solar System
||Our solar neighbourhood is an exciting place. The Solar System is full of planets, moons, asteroids and many other exciting objects.
||Learn about the importance of water and its role in our everyday lives. Make use of easy methods to filter water using ordinary materials.
||Celebrate the changing of the seasons all year round. Identify weather patterns and learn more about how seasons occur.
||Would you like to make things GO! Learn about different modes of transportation on land, sea and in the air.
||The ability to communicate with others is a critical social skill for children to learn. Make your own telephone and chat with your friend.
||Learn a few first-aid principles and be prepared for injuries. Also develop compassion, selfesteem, and a sense of purpose.
|Life cycle of an insect
||Bugs, bugs, bugs! Learn about them, butterflies, beetles and bees.
||What are satellites? Let us take you on a journey into space to find out more.
||Whether it’s a natural disaster or a man-made one, be prepared to keep you and your family healthy and safe.
||Explore the characteristics of the two main groups of the plant kingdom.
|Separation of Mixtures
||Mixtures are all able to be separated by exploiting some physical property.
||Heat transfer is the exchange of thermal energy between physical systems, depending on the temperature and pressure, by dissipating heat.
||Gravity, also called gravitation, is a force that exists among all material objects in the universe.
||Let’s study the wee ones of the world known as the microbes or the micro-organisms.
|Expansion & Contraction
||Substances expand or get bigger when they are heated up. They contract or get smaller when they are cooled down. This property can be useful or harmful.
||Visible light is a form of electromagnetic (EM) radiation. It is defined as the wavelengths that are visible to most human eyes.
||It is an optical instrument to make distant objects appear larger and therefore nearer.
||What’s in a cell? Each cell is like a little factory with some hard workers inside them!
|Reaction of metals and non-metals with oxygen
||Both metals and non-metals when burnt in oxygen form their oxides.
||There are a variety of types of forces. The force can result from the contact or non-contact of the two interacting objects.
|The Birth, Life & Death of stars
||What is a star? A star is just a cloud of gas! Learn more.
|Motion in one Dimension
||Let’s get moving and explore the science of motion in one direction.
|Heating & Cooling Curve of Water
||Observe the change of the state of water graphically.
|Cation & Anion Tests
||Identify cations and anions using flame and precipitation tests.
||Construct circuits and use ammeters and voltmeters to measure resistance in series and parallel circuits.
||Gas forming, precipitation and Neutralization – Observe the phase state of chemical results of various reactions.
||Investigate the relationship between voltage, current and resistance.
||Boiling points, melting points, surface tension, solubility, capillarity.
|Newton’s 2nd Law of Motion
||Investigate the relationship between force and acceleration.
||Learn about the refraction of light and how to calculate the refractive index.
|Exo- & Endothermic Reactions
||Is it an exothermic or endothermic reaction? Experiment to find out.
||Determine the concentration of sodium hydroxide using oxalic acid.
||What are they? How do we make them? Discover the sweet smell of esterification.
||An experiment demonstrating factors that can speed up a chemical reaction.
|Conservation of Linear Momentum
||Use a dynamics trolley and ticker tape to demonstrate conservation of linear momentum.
|Internal Resistance of a Battery
||Build an electric circuit and use a known resistor to determine the internal resistance of a battery.
|Value of ‘g’
||Make your own pendulum to determine the value of ‘g’.