Aus­tralian de­but no two-bit event

Canning Times - - NEWS -

FAM­I­LIES keen for a break from the Christ­mas count­down chaos had a day out on Satur­day at the City of Can­ning’s first STEAM Car­ni­val.

While the crowds at Can­ning­ton Show­ground could have been big­ger, there were plenty of free ac­tiv­i­ties to en­ter­tain and en­lighten chil­dren.

The Science, Tech­nol­ogy, En­ter­tain­ment, Arts and Math­e­mat­ics (STEAM) fo­cused-event was a fun col­lab­o­ra­tion from Amer­ica’s Two-Bit Cir­cus, which put to­gether an Aus­tralian-first bar­rage of fun in­side the show­ground hall, and the City of Can­ning.

Fun and learn­ing in­cluded fly­ing drones, vir­tual re­al­ity and the game of Kings, a team tag-styled chal­lenge.

Play­ers hold elec­tronic wands with ac­celerom­e­ters, which act as vir­tual glasses of wa­ter.

The play­ers on each team had to pro­tect their ‘king’ while at­tempt­ing not to spill wa­ter in­side their vir­tual glasses.

Out­side, chil­dren de­lighted in build­ing and then fir­ing their own rock­ets made from re­cy­cled plas­tic drink bot­tles, with help from the Gin­gin Dis­cov­ery Cen­tre and Ob­ser­va­tory.

Other ac­tiv­i­ties and stalls that proved pop­u­lar in­cluded Perth Ar­ti­fac­tory, and Ein­stein’s Top Se­cret Science, where it was all about us­ing stetho­scopes and mak­ing slime and snow.

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