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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.

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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:

identifies ways heat is produced and that heat moves from one object to another (ST2-6PW).

describes how scientific understanding about the sources, transfer and transformation of electricity is related to making decisions about its use (ST3-6PW).

NSW K – 10 Science Syllabus mapping for all our incursions

School Testimonials

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!

Aspect Aquinas College

It was excellent!

Fizzics Education Awards

Science Show Demonstrations

Buzzing magnets

Use these rattleback magnets to create a buzz!

Energy balls

Conduct electrical energy over the palm of your hand!

Energy twister

A highly efficient energy spiral illusion

Frog Flip Out!

Push these frogs and watch them hop!

Gyro-Fly Wheels

How fast can you make the magnets spin?

Hand Generator

Create a buzz with the hand driven dynamo!

Insect clickers

A simple device used in communications during wartime

Jacobs ladders

Transferring energy down the chain...

Magnetic sculptures

Manipulate magnetic energy to create works of art!

Matchbox racing

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

Music Box

An investigation into sound traveling through different materials.

Newton's cradles

A classic demonstration of action & reaction

Pop balls

Store and release energy with these classic science toys!

Radiometer

Energy in the palm of your hand. How does it work?

Slippery Snakes

Try to hold onto these little critters

Solar radio

Convert light energy to listen to your favourite tunes.

The ball of death!

A classic science demonstration showing energy dissipating in a system

The Big Wheel

Help spin the magnetic top around the big iron loop!

The Vortex

Race the coins down the spiral!

Tornado Twister

Create a tornado in a bottle!

Twirl tubes

Students work together to create chords of varying pitch. Great fun!

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.

Cost

$390 inc. GST for a 60 minutes workshop

$480 inc. GST for a 90 minute workshop

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

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

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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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