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Exploring Energy

 
A workshop on energy transformations
& where energy comes from

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  • Rubber band powered boat
  • Euler disc in action
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How does energy transform from type to type?


Learn about how energy conversions happen in objects all around us in this engaging school science workshop. Investigate energy types such as gravity, heat, light, sound, magnetism, electrical, chemical, potential and kinetic being used in toys and simple science apparatus. Each learning station is designed so that students can identify how the energy can be traced back to the Sun.

Students will gain an understanding of how the Law of Conservation of Energy applies in every situation and how to identify energy entering and leaving a system.
 
SCHOOL COMMENTS
What schools are saying about our science shows & workshops
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Awesome - loved the presentation. Plenty of activities for the amount of students. Loved the practical element and being able to apply the theory. Kids thought it was cool!

Northern Beaches Christian School

 

Australian Curriculum and NSW K to 10 Syllabus Links

Australian National Curriculum Mapping for all our science workshops & shows 

Australian ACARA Content Outcomes:

 
  • Heat can be produced in many ways and can move from one object to another (ACSSU049)
  • Energy from a variety of sources can be used to generate electricity (ACSSU219)
  • Electrical circuits provide a means of transferring and transforming electricity. (ACSSU097

NSW Science Syllabus Content 

A student:
 
  • identifies ways heat is produced and that heat moves from one object to another (ST2-6PW).
  • describes how scientific understanding about the sources, transfer and transformation of electricity is related to making decisions about its use (ST3-6PW).

    NSW K - 10 Science Syllabus mapping for all our incursions
 
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Science Workshop Activities

Buzzing magnets Use these rattleback magnets to create a buzz!
Energy balls Conduct electrical energy over the palm of your hand!
Energy twister A highly efficient energy spiral illusion
Frog Flip Out! Push these frogs and watch them hop!
Gyro-Fly Wheels  How fast can you make the magnets spin?
Hand Generator Create a buzz with the hand driven dynamo!
Insect clickers A simple device used in communications during wartime
Jacobs ladders Transferring energy down the chain...
Magnetic sculptures Manipulate magnetic energy to create works of art!
Matchbox racing Vary the angle of the ramps to rce your car to the finish!
Music Box An investigation into sound traveling through different materials.
Newton's cradles A classic demonstration of action & reaction
Pop balls Store and release energy with these classic science toys!
Radiometer Energy in the palm of your hand. How does it work?
Slippery Snakes  Try to hold onto these little critters
Solar radio Convert light energy to listen to your favourite tunes.
The ball of death! A classic science demonstration showing energy dissipating in a system
The Big Wheel  Help spin the magnetic top around the big iron loop!
The Vortex Race the coins down the spiral!
Tornado Twister Create a tornado in a bottle!
Twirl tubes Students work together to create chords of varying pitch. Great fun!
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Requirements

  • Appropriate for Years 3 to 6 with a maximum of 30 students per class.
  • Access to 3 electrical power sockets and 12 tables.
  • Chairs are not required.
  • Duration 60 minutes, set up time 45 minutes and pack up time 45 minutes

    If your class is studying non-renewable energy vs renewable energy sources the workshop that would be best suited for you would be Renewable Energy.

Cost

  • $310 inc. GST for a 60 minutes workshop or $390 inc. GST for a 90 minute workshop
  • Minimum school visit cost per day is $390 inc. GST.
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.

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

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 please contact us.
 
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Free experiment resources

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Primary school science teaching resources

Spinning gyroscope

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  • Rotational inertia shown simply
     
  • Classic 1950's science toy!

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Magnetic levitator science toy

Magnetic levitator
 
  • Investigate magnetic repulsion
     
  • Use for friction & momentum lessons

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Tornado in a jar 

Pet-tornado
 
  • Investigate momentum in liquids
     
  • Model tornadoes in your classroom!

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Clip circuit primary electricity kit

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  • Series vs parallel circuits & more
     
  • Safe & robust for classroom use

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Over 100+ Free Online Science Experiments!

  • Fun science experiments that you can do at class or home! 
  • Use for science projects or lesson plans.
  • Step by step instructions make each science experiment fun, safe, cheap and easy to make.
  • There are also links to good science websites, so teachers, parents and students can use this section as an online science resource. 
  • Of course, the science experiments are highly engaging for all kids! 
 
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Contact us

1300 856 828
info@fizzicseducation.com.au

PO Box 272
Winston Hills, NSW, 2153, Australia
 
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