School Science Workshop... Earth Sun & Moon! | Fizzics Education

Earth, Sun and Moon

Earth, Sun and Moon

Perfect primary school incursion for those studying 'Night & Day' unit of work

Learn how lunar phases, eclipses, tides & more actually work!

How does the Earth, Moon and Sun work in the Solar System? How does Earth’s tilt affect the seasons?
What can craters tell us about the Moon’s formation? How do sundials tell the time? What is the difference between a star, planet & moon anyway?

All this and more is covered in this hands-on school science incursion where students can explore these topics and more! Students will gain an appreciation of astronomy and gain insight into our place in the Universe. Full risk assessments available on request.

​Available as a primary school science incursion within Australia or as a video conference to any school around the globe!

Looking for a broader school space workshop incursion that covers more than just our solar system?
Check the Stars & Planets

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Australian ACARA Content Outcomes:

Earth’s rotation on its axis causes regular changes, including night and day (ACSSU048).

The Earth is part of a system of planets orbiting around a star: the sun (ACSSU078).

Forces can be exerted by one object on another through direct contact or from a distance (ACSSU076).

Australian National Curriculum Mapping for all our science workshops & shows for all our science workshops & shows

NSW Science & Technology Syllabus Content
A student:

describes how contact and non-contact forces affect an object’s motion

investigates regular changes caused by interactions between the Earth and the Sun, and changes to the Earth’s surface

investigates the effects of increasing or decreasing the strength of a specific contact or non-contact force

explains regular events in the solar system and geological events on the Earth’s surface

NSW K – 10 Science Syllabus mapping for all our incursions

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St John Boscoe Engadine

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Science Show Demonstrations

Caught in the Shadow

Model the difference between solar and lunar eclipses.

Celestial cross-sections

How are stars and planets constructed differently?

Gravity Pull

Model the gravity on Earth vs. Moon. Which planet's gravity is greater?

Gyrating Gyros

Why does the Earth wobble on its axis in a 25,800 year cycle?

Distances in space

Measure the distances between the Earth, Sun & Moon. What about sizes?

Predict the Tide

Interpret a real tidal chart. How are tidal patterns formed anyway?

Sundial science

Learn how sundials work

Spiraling satellites

Satellite attenuation; what comes up must come down

Telescopic vision

Use a telescopic lens to read distant information

Troublesome tools

How is working in space affect tool design and use?

Turn the tide

A simple model showing the effects of gravity on water bodies


Model lunar vs. solar eclipses

Lunar phases

Why does the Moon look different throughout the month?

Seasons are changing

What does the Earth's axis got to do with climate?

Creating craters

Model crater formation... what do craters tell us about the Moon's formation?

Breathe in!

What would happen to an astronaut if they didn't wear a spacesuit?


Appropriate for Years 3 to 6 with a maximum of 30 students per class

Access to 2 electrical power sockets and 12 to 14 tables

Chairs are not required

Duration 60 or 90 minutes, set up time 45 minutes and pack up time 45 minutes

For us to provide the best possible learning experience, the materials used during the presentation may be varied to suit the conditions and the audience. Please chat with our presenter if there is a particular focus that you’d like us to cover.


$390 inc. GST for a 60-minute workshop

$480 for a 90-minute workshop

Minimum school science visit cost is $480 inc. GST per day

Extension school workshop: Stars & Planets

In a regional area? Find out how we can attend your school as part of a country science tour!

Available as a video conference at $150 inc. GST per class anywhere around the world

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Extension Ideas!

Extension Ideas!

Scientist Q & A

Often students attend our science workshops and shows with questions that stem beyond the covered topic area. Ask a scientist aims to give students a chance to get their questions answered! Run as a 30-minute session at a cost of $70 inc. GST.

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