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Scientific Method - Short Course : Fizzics Education
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Scientific Method – Short Course

Scientific Method – Short Course

Immerse your students in the real scientific process!

Designed for Years 3 & 6 to investigate the scientific method in detail, this workshop introduces and expands a variety of core scientific principles:

  • forming a hypothesis
  • identifying variables
  • fair testing
  • experimental design and reporting
  • critical thinking and problem solving

These 5 elements are essential for students to plan and undertake their own first-hand investigations as well as evaluate their results correctly, regardless of what unit of work they are studying!

Use this workshop to help students understand the core components of scientific literacy as well as kick-off their entry into high school science.

Available as a primary school science incursion within Australia or as a LIVE 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:
Science Inquiry Skills

ACSIS053, ACSIS054, ACSIS055, ACSIS057, ACSIS058 , ACSIS060, ACSIS064, ACSIS065, ACSIS066,, ACSIS068, ACSIS069, ACSIS071, ACSIS086, ACSIS087, ACSIS088, ACSIS090, ACSIS091, ACSIS093, ACSIS103, ACSIS104, ACSIS105, ACSIS107, ACSIS108, ACSIS110, ACSIS215, ACSIS216, ACSIS218 , ACSIS221, ACSIS231, ACSIS232

Science as a Human Endeavour

ACSHE050, ACSHE061, ACSHE081, ACSHE098

Australian National Curriculum Mapping 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

ST2-1WS-S
questions, plans and conducts scientific investigations, collects and summarises data and communicates using scientific representations

ST2-2DP-T
selects and uses materials, tools and equipment to develop solutions for a need or opportunity

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

ST3-1WS-S
plans and conducts scientific investigations to answer testable questions, and collects and summarises data to communicate conclusions

ST3-2DP-T
plans and uses materials, tools and equipment to develop solutions for a need or opportunity

NSW K – 10 Science Syllabus mapping for all our incursions

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Victorian F – 10 Science Curriculum

Science knowledge helps people to understand the effects of their actions (VCSSU056)

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)

Use formal measurements in the collection and recording of observations (VCSIS068)

Compare results with predictions, suggesting possible reasons for findings (VCSIS070)

Reflect on an investigation, including whether a test was fair or not (VCSIS071)

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

With guidance, pose questions to clarify practical problems or inform a scientific investigation, and predict what the findings of an investigation might be based on previous experiences or general rules (VCSIS082)

Decide which variables should be changed, measured and controlled in fair tests and accurately observe, measure and record data (VCSIS084)

Compare data with predictions and use as evidence in developing explanations (VCSIS086)

Communicate ideas and processes using evidence to develop explanations of events and phenomena and to identify simple cause-and-effect relationships (VCSIS088)

 

 

Science Show Demonstrations

Potato problems

Which pair of electrodes produce the largest voltage?

Piaget's Pendulum

Is it the length of string or the mass that matters?

Eulers Disc

Statistically, what is the average length of spin. Why?

Mixing it up

Does surface area make a difference with dissolving rates?

Hot or cold skittles

How much of an impact does heat have?

Gas release via displacement

Which product releases the most carbon dioxide?

Bicarbonate soda rocket

Does more vinegar make it go higher?

Crushers

How much pressure can paper cylinders take?

Ice block conundrum

Which will melt the ice first... metal or plastic?

Rubber band race cars

Does a car go twice as far when you stretch the band twice as much?

Potato battery experiment

Requirements

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

Access to 3 electrical power sockets and 8 tables

Chairs are not required

Set up time 30 minutes and pack up time 30 minutes

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
Save time & engage students in STEM

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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

$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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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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