cart Shopping Cart cart(0)

Stars & Planets


Go out of this world as we explore our solar system,
galaxies and more. Cosmology for the classroom!
 
Fizzics Education BUTTON
  • Mega hoberman sphere; colourfull ball of levers
Mega hoberman sphere; colourfull ball of levers1
Students investigate our Universe and space exploration techniques in this hands-on science workshop.

How does the Earth, Moon and Sun work in the Solar System? How are the tides formed? 
What did the big bang really look like? How do we observe distant galaxies and what does that tell about our Universe? What technological developments were necessary to allow astronauts to work and survive outside of Earth’s atmosphere and much more!

Students will gain an appreciation of astronomy and gain insight into our place in the Universe.
Full risk assessments available on request. We also have a school incursion program focusing on the Earth, Sun & Moon too

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

 

SCHOOL COMMENTS
What schools are saying about our science shows & workshops
btn more sml 2
quote

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:

Science
 
 
shuttle tile in front of space shuttle model
wheel spin
 

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.
     

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?
Escape Plan Launch a rocket at different pressures to find out what escape velocity is
Giant Gyro How do spacecraft turn in space anyway?
Gravity Pull Model the gravity on Earth vs. Mars. Which planet's gravity is greater?
Gyrating Gyros Why does the Earth wobble on it's axis in a 25,800 year cycle?
Planetary orbits Measure the difference in orbits between the planets in the Solar System
Predict the Tide Interpret a real tidal chart. How are tidal patterns formed anyway?
Rocket launcher Launch a rocket using a chemical propellent
Scanning for Signals Picking up faint signals from distant star systems.
Solar Spacecraft What is the power source of some space probes?
Spiralling satellites Satellite attenuation; what comes up must come down
Star viewers What are the different type of galaxies?
Talking with friends Lasers may replace radio in future communication
Telescopic vision Use a telescopic lens to read distant information
The Big Bang The Universe is expanding, what does it look like?
Thermal Tiles How do spacecraft survive atmospheric re-entry?
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
Shuttle tile burn How much a heat can a real shuttle tile take?
Australian Small Business Champion 2016 & 2015top 100 coolest company CILC Pinnacle AwardAustralian Science Teachers Association
 

Requirements

  • 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

Cost

  • $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.  
  • Similar school program: Earth, Sun & Moon
  • 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.

Back to primary school science workshops

btn book now

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! 
 
view more topics
 

Email updates

Signup to our monthly email Learn more
 

Contact us

1300 856 828
info@fizzicseducation.com.au

PO Box 272
Winston Hills, NSW, 2153, Australia
 
facebookgoogle plustwitter
linkedin youtube   ico6 pinterest