Deep Blue Oceans Show : Fizzics Education

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Deep Blue Oceans Show

Deep Blue Oceans Show

Science of the Deep Blue!

Dive into the science of the sea as we explore the physical factors that determine life underwater and along our coastlines.

  • Learn about what drives ocean acidification and its effect on coral.
  • How do heat and salt drive our ocean currents?
  • How does pressure change underwater and what does this mean for marine life as well as scuba divers?
  • Why do light wavelengths & intensity change as you go deeper and what does this mean for organisms?
  • How do whales and dolphins use echolocation to locate prey?
  • Which technologies are being used in current ocean research?
  • … and more!
This show & workshop has been specially designed for National Science Week 2020 ‘Deep Blue: innovations for the future of our oceans.’

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

NSW Schools: Incursions can take place from Monday 15 June 2020

  • NSW Dept. Education:
    Activities/site usage that can take place from Monday 15 June 2020…
    “Incursions/external providers can provide activities that support delivery of curriculum”
    Read more here

Fizzics Education’s measures in place for incursions for COVID-19

Contact us and we’ll tailor a program to suit both your school and the State’s social distancing requirements (NSW, VIC, ACT, QLD).

Contact us

Online Class Version

We’ve run live interactive distance programs since 2010 and are highly experienced in making online classes engaging for students on a variety of web conferencing platforms.

  • All of the same curriculum points will be covered, but the activities may vary from those listed for face-to-face incursions.
  • Our online classes include opportunities for students to ask questions.
  • Full child protections are in place
  • We usually connect to classes & homes via Zoom, however if you wish to use a different software we can work with you on getting the connection live.

If you connect with us via Zoom

Australian ACARA Content Outcomes:

  • Living things have basic needs, including food and water (ACSSU002).
  • Living things live in different places where their needs are met (ACSSU211).
  • Living things have life cycles (ACSSU072).
  • Living things have structural features and adaptations that help them to survive in their environment (ACSSU043).
  • The way objects move depends on a variety of factors, including their size and shape (ACSSU005).
  • A push or a pull affects how an object moves or changes shape (ACSSU033).
  • Light and sound are produced by a range of sources and can be sensed (ACSSU020).
  • Heat can be produced in many ways and can move from one object to another (ACSSU049).
  • Forces can be exerted by one object on another through direct contact or from a distance (ACSSU076).
  • Light from a source forms shadows and can be absorbed, reflected and refracted (ACSSU080).​
  • Changes to materials can be reversible, such as melting, freezing, evaporating; or irreversible, such as burning and rusting (ACSSU095).
  • Solids, liquids and gases have different observable properties and behave in different ways (ACSSU077)

Australian National Curriculum Mapping for all our science workshops & shows

NSW Science Syllabus Content: A student:

STe-5PW-ST
observes the way objects move and relates changes in motion to push and pull forces

STe-3LW-ST
explores the characteristics, needs and uses of living things

ST1-8PW-S
describes common forms of energy and explores some characteristics of sound energy

ST2-4LW-S
compares features and characteristics of living and non-living things

ST2-6MW-S
describes how adding or removing heat causes a change of state

ST2-8PW-ST
describes the characteristics and effects of common forms of energy, such as light and heat

ST2-9PW-ST
describes how contact and non-contact forces affect an object’s motion

ST3-4LW-S
examines how the environment affects the growth, survival and adaptation of living things

ST3-6MW-S
explains the effect of heat on the properties and behaviour of materials

ST3-8PW-ST
explains how energy is transformed from one form to another

ST3-9PW-ST
investigates the effects of increasing or decreasing the strength of a specific contact or non-contact force

NSW K – 10 Science Syllabus mapping for all our incursions

Print a PDF which details K to 6 mapping of all our science visits

Science Show Demonstrations

Light attenuation

What happens to light as we go deeper?

Under pressure

How does pressure change as you descend into the ocean?

Colourful currents

How do heat and salinity affect ocean currents?

Echolocation

We look at how whales & dolphins hunt prey

It glows!

How is luminescence used by some organisms underwater?

Science of SCUBA

Divers avoid decompression sickness... how & why?

Ocean acidification

Corals can't handle big changes in pH. How is this a problem now?

Hydropower

We can harness the energy of the waves!

Weird sealife

We look at the diversity of life underwater

Whale snot sampling

Seriously, this is a thing! Using drones in current research

Fresh vs salt water

How much freshwater is there really in the world?

Cleaning our oceans

How are scientists & engineers combating pollution in our oceans?

Requirements

  • Appropriate for Years K to 6 with a maximum of 240 students per science show
  • Access to 2 electrical power sockets and 3 tables
  • Chairs are not required
  • Duration 60 minutes, set up time 45 minutes and pack up time 45 minutes
  • Ability to darken the room for some of the demonstrations
  • *Some science experiments may be varied depending on the age of the attending audience

During Social Distancing – Contact us
and we’ll tailor a program to suit both your school and the State’s social distancing requirements. Further details here

We're a COVID SAFE Company

Cost

$990 inc. GST per science show performance (at full show capacity this works out at $4.13 inc. GST per student)

Available as a video conference at $150 inc. GST per class anywhere in the world.

Extension idea: Pair this with the Ocean Cleanup workshop designed for Year 2 to 6 students

Find out about offers & discounts here!

In a regional area? Find out how we can attend your school as part of a country science tour!

Call 1300 856 828, or click below to make a booking for your primary school.

Print a PDF for mapping of all our K to 6 science visits

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