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Destination Moon & Beyond – Secondary Science

Destination Moon & Beyond – Secondary Science

Destination Moon: more missions, more science is the school theme for National Science Week in 2019.

Discover the science required to reach the Moon and the space programs that made it all happen. From trajectories & orbits to rocketry & materials science, we’ll look at current and future space programs, operations and missions.

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

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

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Australian ACARA Content Outcomes:
Science

Predictable phenomena on Earth, including seasons and eclipses, are caused by the relative positions of the sun, Earth and the moon (ACSSU115)

Earth’s gravity pulls objects towards the centre of the Earth (ACSSU118)

The universe contains features including galaxies, stars and solar systems and the Big Bang theory can be used to explain the origin of the universe (ACSSU188)

Advances in science and emerging sciences and technologies can significantly affect people’s lives, including generating new career opportunities (ACSHE195)

Advances in scientific understanding often rely on developments in technology and technological advances are often linked to scientific discoveries (ACSHE192)

Australian National Curriculum Mapping for all our science workshops & shows

NSW Science Syllabus Content
A student:

describes the dynamic nature of models, theories and laws in developing scientific understanding of the Earth and solar system SC4-12ES

describes changing ideas about the structure of the Earth and the universe to illustrate how models, theories and laws are refined over time by the scientific community SC5-12ES

appreciates the importance of science in their lives and the role of scientific inquiry in increasing understanding of the world around them SC4-1VA & SC5-1VA.

NSW K – 10 Science Syllabus mapping for all our incursions

Fizzics Education Awards

Science Show Demonstrations

Distances in space

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

Tricky Trajectories

Can you launch a rocket to get it to the target?

Giant Gyro

How do spacecrafts turn in space?

Breathe in!

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

Gravity Pull

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

Troublesome tools

How is working in space affect tool design and use?

Lunar phases

Why does the Moon look different throughout the month?

Creating craters

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

Rainbows of light

How spectrometers were used on lunar experiments

Rocket launcher

Launch a rocket using a chemical propellent

Remote rocks

Determine the types of rocks you have using a sensor

Rocket modelling

Compare scale models of the Saturn V to other rockets

Heating up & Cooling down

How do materials respond to rapid changes in heat?

Spiraling orbits

What happens to space debris as it approaches celestial objects

Magnetometer

Investigate magnetism, just like the Apollo missions & more

Roaring Jug

A model of how rocket engines work

The Great Conspiracy

We landed on the Moon! Lets go through the evidence...

Hidden Figures

The mathematicians behind Apollo missions

Requirements

Workshop version – Appropriate for Years 7 to 10 with a maximum of 30 students per class. 60 or 90 minutes

Show version – Appropriate for 7 to 10 with a maximum of 240 students per class. 60 minutes

Access to 2 electrical power sockets and 12 to 14 tables

Chairs are not required

Ability to turn off fire alarms to be able to run one of the demonstrations

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

Cost

$390 inc. GST for a 60-minute workshop

$480 for a 90-minute workshop

$990 for a 60-minute show

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

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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