Stars and Planets holiday science workshop | Fizzics Education

Stars & Planets

Stars & Planets

Go out of this world as we explore our solar system, galaxies and more. Cosmology for the holidays!

Children will investigate our Universe and space exploration techniques in this hands-on Stars and Planets 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!

The kids will gain an appreciation of astronomy and gain insight into our place in the Universe.
​Available as a vacation care science incursion within Australia or as a video conference to any site around the globe!

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Every holiday period, Fizzics Education present holiday programs workshops for local council libraries, vacation care centres, OOSHC and at our own venues. These workshops are designed to cater for a wide range of ages, even the adults join in! Book early to avoid disappointment. A school holiday program treat!

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Vacation Care Reviews

Mosman Library

Lots of hands on stuff for kids to do. I liked the appeal to a range of ages which is good for us. Will definitely keep you guys in mind for the next time.

Campbelltown Council Holiday Workshops

Great variety, well organised and setup efficiently. The program was suitable for the ages of the children. The equipment was safe and sturdy. The children loved the 'air rocket and hurricanes'. Thank you so much!

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  • Appropriate for ages 5 and up 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.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.


  • $450 inc. GST for a 60 minute workshop or $540 for a 90 minute workshop.
  • 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 site.

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Hands-on science workshop stations

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

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