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Light & Colour


Your classroom is filled with colour as the students
learn about properties of light in this
fun interactive science workshop
 
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  • Mixing red, green and blue light on a white screen
  • Red car in green light goes black
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So much science in this school visit!

 
  • Investigate the visible light spectrum, including colour addition and subtraction 
  • Explore luminescent minerals and other objects using ultraviolet light
  • Find out why sunsets are red and learn about colour and energy relationships
  • Make coloured shadows and create hovering images
  • Learn about translucent, transparent and opaque materials
  • Operate zoetropes and flip books to create cartoons
  • Learn about refraction vs. reflection and how to make a telescope
  • Investigate optical fibre and its use in hi-speed broadband technology
  • Find out about your colour vision; can you see all of the spectrum?
  • Mix creative colour-changing chemical concoctions, see illusions and more!

From absorption to reflection, your students will gain a strong understanding of light and its applications in everyday life. This school science performance can also be viewed as a LIVE web conference anywhere in the world!

SCHOOL COMMENTS
What schools are saying about our science shows & workshops
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All the Year 1 teachers of Manly Village Public School want to thank you for the interesting and informative Light and Sound incursion that Ben delivered to us yesterday. The children were shown many different examples of how light and sound work such as the Newton's wheel, the slinky and the shadows on the screen. Ben was very professional and enthusiastic and gave simple explanations that the year 1 students could understand. Many thanks for the educational show and we will be sure to recommend Fizzics Education to other teachers in our school and other colleagues.

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Australian Curriculum and NSW K to 10 Syllabus Links

Australian National Curriculum Mapping for all our science workshops & shows

Australian ACARA Content Outcomes:

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  • Light and sound are produced by a range of sources and can be sensed (ACSSU020).
     
  • Light from a source forms shadows and can be absorbed, reflected and refracted (ACSSU080).​
 
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Science Workshop Experiments


This workshop can be combined with content from the Science of Sound Workshop.
 
Sunsets Just why are sunsets red anyway? Why not blue or green?
Colour mixing Mix primary light colours ... why are the secondary colours different to paint?
Bubble Films See light split through a bubble film. Nice... and demonstrates wave theory
Float that image Create a 3D floating image hovering in mid-air
Magic specs See rainbows all around with these diffraction glasses
Glowing rocks Some minerals fluoresce under UV light... can you identify which ones?
Hidden beaker Canola oil and this beaker have almost the same refractive index... lets hide it
Talking telescopes Make a telescope in class
Hide me Transparent materials are quite difference to translucent ones.
Cartoon capers Make a number of cartoons work with these zoetropes and flip charts
Optical illusions Light can be quite tricky, can you spot how they might work?
Mirror boxes Hidden compartments can create 'magical' illusions. How do they work?
Optical fibre Pretty.... and it can be used to transport massive amounts of information
Perfect plasma A plasma ball can demonstrate light energies... and the students love it
Colourful chemistry Some chemicals react to heat and change in colour... check them out!
Colour vision Our Director is colour blind... are your students?
Flys eye scopes What is the difference between human and insect eyes?
Shiny disco ball Mirrors and light... what more can we say? Send images around the room!
Mega lens Use this lenticular lens and magnify things, including you.
Lasers Investigate how lasers work and see them through a cloud... neat!

Requirements

  • The ability to darken the room is essential, choose the best room you have wherever possible
  • Appropriate for Years K to 6 with a maximum of 30 students per class
  • 10 Tables arranged around a room
  • Chairs are not required
  • Access to 3 electrical power sockets
  • 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.

Cost

  • $350 inc. GST for a 60 minute workshop for 30 students
  • $440 for a 90 minute workshop for 30 students
  • $520 inc. GST per 60 minute show for up to 60 students
  • Minimum school science visit cost is $440 inc. GST per day
  • Available as a video conference at $150 inc. GST per class anywhere around the world
Call 1300 856 828, or use this form to enquire or make a booking for your primary school. 

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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.
 

Optional extras

 
  • students with hands raised with the words 'Ask a scientist' written over the top

    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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  • 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.
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  • 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. 
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