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Exploring Energy

Exploring Energy

A workshop on energy transformations & where energy comes from

How does energy transform from type to type?

Learn about how energy conversions happen in objects all around us in this engaging school science workshop. Investigate energy types such as gravity, heat, light, sound, magnetism, electrical, chemical, potential and kinetic being used in toys and simple science apparatus. Each learning station is designed so that students can identify how the energy can be traced back to the Sun. Students will gain an understanding of how the Law of Conservation of Energy applies in every situation and how to identify energy entering and leaving a system.

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

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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.

If you connect with us via Zoom

Australian ACARA Content Outcomes:

Heat can be produced in many ways and can move from one object to another (ACSSU049).

Energy from a variety of sources can be used to generate electricity (ACSSU219).

Electrical circuits provide a means of transferring and transforming electricity (ACSSU097).

Australian National Curriculum Mapping for all our science workshops & shows

NSW Science Syllabus Content: A student:

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

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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

Victorian F – 10 Science Curriculum

Earth’s resources are used in a variety of ways (VCSSU047)

Light and sound are produced by a range of sources and can be sensed (VCSSU049)

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

With guidance, identify questions in familiar contexts that can be investigated scientifically and predict what might happen based on prior knowledge (VCSIS065)

Scientific understandings, discoveries and inventions are used to inform personal and community decisions and to solve problems that directly affect people’s lives (VCSSU073)

Energy from a variety of sources can be used to generate electricity; electric circuits enable this energy to be transferred to another place and then to be transformed into another form of energy (VCSSU081)

Energy appears in different forms including movement (kinetic energy), heat, light, chemical energy and potential energy; devices can change energy from one form to another (VCSSU104)

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School Testimonials

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Northern Beaches Christian School

Awesome - loved the presentation. Plenty of activities for the amount of students. Loved the practical element and being able to apply the theory. Kids thought it was cool!
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Aspect Aquinas College

It was excellent!

Science Show Activities

Ghost ball

Conduct electrical energy over the palm of your hand!

Frog Flip Out!

Push these frogs and watch them hop!

Hand Generator

Create light with the hand driven dynamo!

Insect Clickers

A simple device used in communications during wartime

Jacobs Ladder

Transferring energy down the chain...

Magnetic Sculptures

Manipulate magnetic energy to create works of art!

Matchbox Racing

Vary the angle of the ramps to race your car to the finish!

Music Box

An investigation into sound traveling through different materials.

Pop Balls

Store and release energy with these classic science toys!

Radiometer

Shine a light, watch it spin. How does it work?

Slippery Snakes

Try to hold onto these little critters

Solar Rollercoaster

Convert light energy to send a marble on a wild ride.

Humming Balloons

A classic science demonstration showing energy dissipating in a system

The Vortex

Race coins down the spiral

Clip Circuits

Build your own electrical circuits

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Posts about this school science incursion on energy transformations

Requirements

Appropriate for Years 3 to 6 with a maximum of 30 students per class

Access to 3 electrical power sockets and 12 tables

Chairs are not required

Duration 60 minutes, set up time 45 minutes and pack up time 45 minutes

If your class is studying non-renewable energy vs renewable energy sources the workshop that would be best suited for you would be Renewable Energy.

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

We're a COVID SAFE Company

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Designed to engage groups of up to 240 students, pair this workshop with one of these school favourites!

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Cost

$420 inc. GST for a 60-minute workshop

$490 inc. GST for a 90-minute workshop

Minimum school visit cost per day is $490 inc. GST

Available as an online class anywhere in the world.
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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!

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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