Young Einsteins will pull on their lab coats this school holidays for the Mad Science program at the Morley, Maylands and Bayswater libraries. A series of seven free science and technology workshops for children will take place during July, with themes including robotics, slime and the science of sound.
City of Bayswater Mayor Dan Bull said the program was a cost-free way to keep children entertained during the holidays.
"School holidays can be an expensive time of year for families, so we're pleased to offer this program of fun and educational activities free of charge.
"Engaging children in science from a young age is a fantastic way to build their curiosity and interest in the world around them.
"School holiday activities at the City's libraries are always very popular, so I encourage you to get in touch and book early," said Mayor Bull.
The Mad Science program starts on Monday 2 July with the Wonderful Worms workshop. Bookings open two weeks prior to each activity. Book online.
2.30pm to 3.30pm, Monday, 2 July at Maylands Library
Learn about recycling and how worms help manage our organic waste. Make a mini worm farm to take home.
Just Add Slime!
10am to 11am, Wednesday, 4 July at Morley Library
Make different types of coloured slime to take home. Suitable for ages six and over.
Sounding Off Show
2.30pm to 3.30pm, Wednesday, 4 July at Bayswater Library
Explore the science of sound.
Horton Hatches the Egg
2pm to 3pm, Tuesday, 10 July at Morley Library
Enjoy a reading of the classic Dr Seuss story, then engineer and build a nest to keep a falling egg from cracking.
Germs! Germs! Germs!
2.30pm to 3.30pm, Tuesday, 10 July at Maylands Library
We can't see them but they are all around us. Examine the science of germs and make your own germ to take home.
Robot Art with Scitech
3.30pm to 4.40pm, Tuesday, 10 July at Morley Library
Explore the fascinating world of robotics and programming using Edison robots. Learn how to program your robot to create art.
Native Bee Hotel
2pm to 3pm, Wednesday, 11 July at Bayswater Library
Learn how to build a native bee hotel with Fiona Blackham from Gaia Permaculture. Make seed saving origami packets and wooden spoon garden markers.