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Earth, Sun & Moon

Perfect primary school incursion
for those studying 'Night & Day' unit of work
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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 more broader school space workshop incursion that covers more than just our solar system? 
Check the Stars & Planets

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Engaging and lots of fun with hands on activities at the appropriate level of the students. They were very excited. Highly recommended.

St John Boscoe Engadine; Stars & Planets school visit


Australian Curriculum and NSW K to 10 Syllabus Links

Australian National Curriculum Mapping for all our science workshops & shows

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)
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Back side of the Moon

NSW Science & Technology Syllabus Content

A student:
  • describes how relationships between the sun and the Earth cause regular changes ST2-9ES.
  • describes how discoveries by people from different cultures and times have contributed to advancing scientific understanding of the solar system ST3-8ES.

    NSW K - 10 Science Syllabus mapping for all our incursions

Science workshop experiments

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 it's 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
Eclipse 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?

Looking for a school space incursion that covers content beyond our Solar System?
Check out Stars & Planets
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  • 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 minutes, set up time 45 minutes and pack up time 45 minutes


  • $310 inc. GST for a 60 minute workshop or $390 for a 90 minute workshop.
  • Minimum school science visit cost is $390 inc. GST per day.  
  • Extension school workshop: Stars & Planets
  • Available as a video conference at $150 inc. GST per class anywhere around the world.
Call 1300 856 828or use this form to enquire or make a booking for your primary school.
Free 30 minute teacher PD video conference with 2 or more booked science shows.

We don't charge per student as we know that this causes an additional administrative load on your school office. Most schools tend to fill the science workshops & shows based on our recommended maximum number of students. If you have any questions on our science incursions please contact us.

For schools outside of metropolitan areas please contact us to discuss how this science workshop can visit your school as part of a regional science visit.

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1300 856 828

5 St James Place,
Seven Hills NSW Australia
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