Crazy Contraptions High School Science Visit | Fizzics Education

Crazy Contraptions

Crazy Contraptions

Rube Goldberg would love this!

This school science visit is all about design thinking to apply energy changes, momentum, gravity and friction to time-based challenge. Students will learn teamwork, fine motor and planning skills whilst discovering applications of simple machines such as levers, pulleys, wheel and axles and more.

  • Perfect for applying STEM concepts in a fun environment.
  • The challenge provides an opportunity for fair testing ideas.
  • It is all about applying your imagination to re-purpose objects to complete a task.
  • Opens up discussions on potential vs. kinetic energy and the essential elements of engineering.

In addition, time will be spent ensuring that students understand how contact and non-contact forces affect an object’s motion. Newton would be happy here with this STEM content!

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Australian ACARA Content Outcomes:
Science

Change to an object’s motion is caused by unbalanced forces acting on the object (ACSSU117)

The motion of objects can be described and predicted using the laws of physics (ACSSU229)

The action of forces that act at a distance may be observed and related to everyday situations. (PW2)

Australian National Curriculum Mapping for all our science workshops & shows

NSW K to 10 Science Syllabus Content
A student

describes the action of unbalanced forces in everyday situations (SC4-10PW)

discusses how scientific understanding and technological developments have contributed to finding solutions to problems involving energy transfers and transformations (SC4-11PW)

applies models, theories and laws to explain situations involving energy, force and motion (SC5-10PW)

explains how scientific understanding about energy conservation, transfers and transformations is applied in systems (SC5-11PW)

NSW K – 10 Science Syllabus mapping for all our incursions

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Requirements

Appropriate for Years 7 to 10 with a maximum of 30 students per class

10 tables arranged around the room with access to clear wall space

Chairs are not required

Duration 60 or 90 minutes, set up time 30 minutes and pack up time 30 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

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

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