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School Science Workshop... Earth Sun & Moon! | Fizzics Education
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Earth, Sun and Moon

Earth, Sun and Moon

Perfect primary school incursion for those studying the 'Night & Day' unit of work

Learn how lunar phases, eclipses, tides & more actually work!

  • How does the Earth, Moon and Sun work in the Solar System?
  • How does Earth’s tilt affect the seasons?
  • What can craters tell us about the Moon’s formation?
  • How do sundials tell the time?
  • What is the difference between a star, planet & moon anyway?

All this and more is covered in this hands-on school science incursion where students can explore these topics in detail. 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

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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 demonstrations, Q&A, and hands-on activities (you will receive a materials list upon booking).
  • 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.

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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

Victorian F – 10 Science Curriculum

Earth’s rotation on its axis causes regular changes, including night and day (VCSSU061)

Forces can be exerted by one object on another through direct contact or from a distance (VCSSU064)

Earth is part of a system of planets orbiting around a star (the Sun) (VCSSU078)

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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.
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St Michael's Catholic Primary School

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Science Show Activities

Caught in the Shadow

Model the difference between solar and lunar eclipses.

Celestial cross-sections

How are stars and planets constructed differently?

Gravity Pull

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

Gyrating Gyros

Why does the Earth wobble on it's axis in a 25,800 year cycle?

Distances in space

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

Predict the Tide

Interpret a real tidal chart. How are tidal patterns formed anyway?

Sundial science

Learn how sundials work

Spiraling satellites

Satellite attenuation; what comes up must come down

Telescopic vision

Use a telescopic lens to read distant information

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

Eclipse

Model lunar vs. solar eclipses

Lunar phases

Why does the Moon look different throughout the month?

Seasons are changing

What has the Earth's axis got to do with climate?

Creating craters

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

Breathe in!

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

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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 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.

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

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Go further – Complete Units of Work to support your teaching!

Hours of High-Quality videos, printable experiments, quizzes, vocabulary lists,
Scope & sequences, cross-curricular teaching ideas,  marking rubrics & more
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Cost

$495 inc. GST for a 60-minute workshop or $540 inc. GST for a 90-minute workshop.

Available as an online class anywhere in the world.
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Extension school workshop: Stars & Planets

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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.

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Extension Ideas!

Extension Ideas!

Scientist Q & A

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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