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Destination Moon & Beyond

Destination Moon & Beyond

Destination Moon: more missions, more science is the school theme for National Science Week in 2019.

Discover the science required to reach the Moon and the space programs that made it all happen. From trajectories & orbits to rocketry & materials science, we’ll look at current and future space programs, operations and missions.

Students will gain an appreciation of astronomy and gain insight into our place in the Universe. Full risk assessments available on request.

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

Looking for a more broader school space workshop incursion that covers more than just our solar system?
Check out the Stars & Planets workshop

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Australian ACARA Content Outcomes:
Science

Earth’s rotation on its axis causes regular changes, including night and day (ACSSU048).

The Earth is part of a system of planets orbiting around a star: the sun (ACSSU078).

Forces can be exerted by one object on another through direct contact or from a distance (ACSSU076).

Australian National Curriculum Mapping for all our science workshops & shows for all our science workshops & shows

NSW Science & Technology Syllabus Content
A student:

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

ST2-10ES-S
investigates regular changes caused by interactions between the Earth and the Sun, and changes to the Earth’s surface

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

ST3-10ES-S
explains regular events in the solar system and geological events on the Earth’s surface

NSW K – 10 Science Syllabus mapping for all our incursions

School Testimonials

St John Boscoe Engadine

Engaging and lots of fun with hands on activities at the appropriate level of the students. They were very excited. Highly recommended.

St Michael's Catholic Primary School

Thanks so much!

Fizzics Education Awards

Science Show Demonstrations

Distances in space

Measure the distances between the Earth, Sun & Moon. What about sizes?

Tricky Trajectories

Can you launch a rocket to get it to the target?

Giant Gyro

How do spacecraft turn in space?

Breathe in!

What would happen to an astronaut if they didn't wear a spacesuit?

Gravity Pull

Model the gravity on Earth vs. Moon. Which planet's gravity is greater?

Troublesome tools

How does working in space affect tool design and use?

Lunar phases

Why does the Moon look different throughout the month?

Creating craters

Model crater formation... what do craters tell us about the Moon's formation?

Rainbows of light

How spectrometers were used on lunar experiments

Rocket launcher

Launch a rocket using a chemical propellant

Remote rocks

Determine the types of rocks you have using a sensor

Rocket modelling

Compare scale models of the Saturn V to other rockets

Heating up & Cooling down

How do materials respond to rapid changes in heat?

Spiraling orbits

What happens to space debris as it approaches celestial objects

Magnetometer

Investigate magnetism, just like the Apollo missions & more

Roaring Jug

A model of how rocket engines work

Requirements

Workshop version – Appropriate for Years 3 to 6 with a maximum of 30 students per class. 60 or 90 minutes

Show version – Appropriate for K to 6 with a maximum of 240 students per class. 60 minutes

Access to 2 electrical power sockets and 12 to 14 tables

Chairs are not required

Ability to turn off fire alarms to be able to run one of the demonstrations

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

$390 inc. GST for a 60-minute workshop

$480 for a 90-minute workshop

$990 for a 60-minute show

Minimum school science visit cost is $480 inc. GST per day

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.

Extension school workshop: Stars & Planets

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

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