The theme of this year’s National Science Week was ‘Glass: More than meets the eye’, and through a series of interactive workshops held at Subiaco Library, many local school students had the chance to get creative with science and technology throughout the week.
Subiaco Library hosted three after-school workshops during Science Week; Make your own kaleidoscope, window art design, and the Lego Technics challenge.
Each session involved getting creative with glass-based items and designs. In the kaleidoscope workshop, participants made their own kaleidoscope, and then used them to learn how to play with light and mirrors to make beautiful patterns. The window art class involved creating colourful designs over plastic sheets to brighten up windows, and the Lego Technics challenge involved transparent bricks and Lego windows, inspiring kids to create glass-based builds.
7-year-old Odette enjoyed the kaleidoscope session, saying “It was really fun, I loved looking through them at the end.”
Her mum agreed, saying “The kaleidoscope workshop was fantastic, I had no idea that’s how one was made. I’m going to take the instructions to my daughter’s year one teacher so they can make them in class.”
The fun continues at Subiaco Library this week, as the Children’s Book Council of Australia Book Week takes place from Monday 22 August to Friday 26 August. Highlights during the week include talks with children’s book authors, including Briony Stewart, Cristy Burne, and James Foley. View all sessions on our events page