Nitty Gritty Super Kids

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by Alexandra
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31 October 2011
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Alexandra is the Early Learning Program Coordinator at Scienceworks. She loves exploring the ways in which science engages young children.

As part of a fabulous partnership with DEECD Western Metropolitan Region (WMR) Laverton Community Children's Centre recently made their very first visit to Nitty Gritty Super City. These children hail from the fastest-growing region in Australia, as well as being amongst the most culturally and linguistically diverse.

This is what it looked like on the big day:

Finding clothes to wear on a sunny Melbourne day Finding clothes to wear on a sunny Melbourne day.
Image: Kimalee Reid
Source: DEECD
 

Using the lever to operate the digger Using the lever to operate the digger.
Image: Kimalee Reid
Source: DEECD
 

We-hoisted-the-bricks-up-using-the-rope-and-pulley-web We hoisted the bricks up using the rope and pulley.
Image: Kimalee Reid
Source: Museum Victoria
 

We played in the Scienceworks playground We played in the Scienceworks playground.
Image: Kimalee Reid
Source: DEECD
 

The kids had a great time and the day's event was a great first step to encourage an interest in science for these early learners. We hope to see them back again soon! 

Links:

Department of Education and Early Childhood Development

Education programs for Nitty Gritty Super City

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Tina 29 November, 2011 07:35
Hi Alexandra, Great work with this page. Thanks again for a great time which the children still talk about. Regards Tina, kinder teacher Laverton com.centre kindergarten.
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