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Science At Home : Fizzics Education

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Science Bundle – 20 Days of LIVE Sessions for Primary School

This bundle of 20 live curriculum-linked classes for school & homeschool.

March Sessions

  • Week 1 – Nature & our Environment (February 26 to March 1)
  • Week 2 – Space & Flight (March 4 to 8)
  • Week 3 – The Living World (March 11 to 15)
  • Week 4 – Forces, Light & Colour (March 18 to 22)

Register for the 2pm sessions for March (no 4pm session)

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Look below to see the curriculum outcomes & activities!

See FAQs here

These (K-6) science lessons happen each weekday at 2:00pm & 4:00pm AEDT throughout February (January 29 to February 23).
Attend live or watch the recordings – run your own experiments & ask your questions about science!

Are you in High School?

We’re running a special high school program each day at 12pm AEDT

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Join the Fizzics Team for live science

  • 20 x Live, interactive 40-minute science classes designed for a broad range of ages of primary students
  • Two session times; 2:00pm and 4:00pm each week day between January 29 to February 23
  • Includes a Friday trivia session to test what you’ve learned.
  • Guided by science educators highly experienced in online delivery of multi-award-winning programs.
  • Curriculum-linked sessions
  • Run in a secure online space using Zoom Webinar.
  • Recordings available up until April 12.
  • The price is per device – your whole household can join with a single ticket, though for optimal experience we recommend no more than 3 children per device.
  • Attending these sessions constitutes acceptance of the Fizzics Education Terms and Conditions for Online Science Classes

Costs

  • Homeschool > $60 inc. GST  (that’s 20 LIVE classes for $3 each class!).
    Calculated on 2 children per household at $1.50 per child per class
  • School classes > $900 inc GST (that’s 20 LIVE classes for $45 each class!).
    Calculated on 30 students per class in a school setting at $1.50 per student per class

Format

February
Each session runs for 40 minutes at 2:00pm AEDT (Sydney UTC +11) and then repeats again at 4:00pm AEDT that day

March
Each session runs for 40 minutes at 2:00pm AEDT (Sydney UTC +11)
You can convert your timezone here

Do not worry if you cannot source any of the resources listed on this site – we will show the demonstrations on the screen as well.
The sessions are also recorded so that you can catch up if you miss a lesson.

IMPORTANT: PLEASE READ

On registration

  • *Check your email spelling on registration, otherwise you will not receive your Zoom registration link
  • **Make sure that you check your email spam folder for your Zoom registration link. We have found that some workplaces do block Zoom. Alternatively, please use a personal email account instead**

During the program

  • All 20 sessions have the same joining unique joining link, Zoom Webinar ID and passcode.
    After booking, you will receive an automated email from Zoom with details of how to join the sessions.

    • The joining link you receive is UNIQUE to you, and should NOT be shared with others.
    • Make sure you are using the SAME email address entered for the booking to join the Zoom webinar.

    It is unique to you – don’t share it or you will lock yourself out!

  • For interactivity and child safety, please join using an adult’s email address, your child’s first name, and no last name.
  • Materials list for each session are listed on this page.
  • Bookmark this webpage for materials lists and curriculum links.

Recordings

  • All recordings will be kept available throughout the duration of the programme. The link can be found in your ticket from Zoom.
  • Recordings will be removed April 12

Please see below for the detailed syllabus links, class timetable and optional hands-on materials for each week

A volcano model and a gold pan

March Week 1  Science @ Home Program

Nature & Environment

Register for the 2pm sessions

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Optional materials needed for hands-on activities

February 26

  • 3-5 clear cups or glasses with water in them, Food colouring (at least two colours), Paper towel, 2 trays, Thin cardboard (e.g. cereal box), Scissors, 3 bowls of water, Some ground pepper (or another spice powder), Some detergent, A pipette OR eyedropper OR drinking straw, A coin, 2 paperclips

February 27

  • Ping pong ball, toilet roll, tape, optional plate, baking tray with a sand pile on it, 1 cup of water, 1 empty cup, bicarbonate soda, vinager, detergent, food colouring, towels for spills

February 28

  • Pizza box, aluminium foil, scissors, clear plastic wrap (Glad wrap), wooden kebab stick, black plastic garbage bag, tape

February 29

  • Rocks of different types, nail, coin, different colours of dough or playdough (enough to fill at least 4cm of the lunchbox), straw, lunchbox

March 1  – TRIVIA

We will be using Kahoot! Your child can participate by opening a new browser window and going to kahoot.it on the same device used to join the webinar, OR use a second device to play while simultaneously watching the webinar…whichever suits! You can help your child by opening the page before the workshop, and all they have to do later in the session is type in the game code.

Curriculum links

Australian ACARA Content Outcomes:: Science

  • Observable changes occur in the sky and landscape (ACSSU019).Earth’s surface changes over time as a result of natural processes and human activity (ACSSU075).Sudden geological changes or extreme weather conditions can affect Earth’s surface (ACSSU096).

NSW Science & Technology Syllabus Content

A student:

  • ST1-10ES-S
    recognises observable changes occurring in the sky and on the land and identifies Earth’s resourcesST2-10ES-S
    investigates regular changes caused by interactions between the Earth and the Sun, and changes to the Earth’s surfaceST3-10ES-S
    explains regular events in the solar system and geological events on the Earth’s surface

Victorian F – 10 Science Curriculum

  • Earth’s resources are used in a variety of ways (VCSSU047)Participate in guided investigations, including making observations using the senses, to explore and answer questions (VCSIS051)Earth’s surface changes over time as a result of natural processes and human activity (VCSSU062)Sudden geological changes or extreme weather conditions can affect Earth’s surface (VCSSU079)

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Space shuttle and galaxy

March Week 2  Science @ Home Program

 Space/Flight

Register for the 12pm sessions

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Optional materials needed for hands-on activities

March 4

  • Oreo cookies, white paper plate, green and blue coloured markers, butter knife

March 5

  • Two balls of different sizes (eg tennis ball and ping pong ball), desk lamp, white paper plate, dough or plasticine, pencil, coloured marker

March 6

  • 5 meters of string, balloon, straw, tape, two chairs or similar places to tie the string to.

March 7

  • Scissors, string, 2 balloons

March 8  – TRIVIA

We will be using Kahoot! Your child can participate by opening a new browser window and going to kahoot.it on the same device used to join the webinar, OR use a second device to play while simultaneously watching the webinar…whichever suits! You can help your child by opening the page before the workshop, and all they have to do later in the session is type in the game code.

Curriculum links

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).

NSW Science & Technology Syllabus Content

A student:

  • ST2-9PW-ST
    describes how contact and non-contact forces affect an object’s motionST2-10ES-S
    investigates regular changes caused by interactions between the Earth and the Sun, and changes to the Earth’s surfaceST3-9PW-ST
    investigates the effects of increasing or decreasing the strength of a specific contact or non-contact forceST3-10ES-S
    explains regular events in the solar system and geological events on the Earth’s surface

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

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Insects in resin plus a plant in a hand

March Week 3  Science @ Home Program

Living World

  • Covers plant structure, adapatations, classification, dinosaurs and abiotic factors that affect ocean life
  • March 11 to March 15 at 12:00pm AEDT (Sydney UTC +11)
    You can convert your timezone here

Register for the 12pm sessions

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Optional materials needed for hands-on activities

March 11

  • Skewer/toothpick, colour pencils or textas, blank paper, Flowers, leaves or seed pods (at least one flower would be great)

March 12

  • Some paper for drawing on (baking paper works well), Coloured crayons or pencils, Coins or leaves with distinct veins. Jellybean packet (or similar mixed candy packet)

March 13

  • Something to make imprints in (e.g. playdoh, plasticine, modelling clay, blu-tack, or a small bowl of flour or sand), Something to make imprints of (e.g. shells or small toys or coins)

March 14

  • Lemonade or soda water, clear plastic cup, sultanas, towels for spills

March 15  – TRIVIA

We will be using Kahoot! Your child can participate by opening a new browser window and going to kahoot.it on the same device used to join the webinar, OR use a second device to play while simultaneously watching the webinar…whichever suits! You can help your child by opening the page before the workshop, and all they have to do later in the session is type in the game code.

Curriculum links

Australian ACARA Content Outcomes:: Science

  • Living things have basic needs, including food and water (ACSSU002).Living things have a variety of external features (ACSSU017).Living things live in different places where their needs are met (ACSSU211).Living things grow, change and have offspring similar to themselves (ACSSU030).Living things can be grouped on the basis of observable features and can be distinguished from non-living things (ACSSU044).Living things have life cycles (ACSSU072).Living things have structural features and adaptations that help them to survive in their environment (ACSSU043).

NSW Science & Technology Syllabus Content

A student:

  • STe-3LW-ST
    explores the characteristics, needs and uses of living thingsST1-4LW-S
    describes observable features of living things and their environmentsST2-4LW-S
    compares features and characteristics of living and non-living thingsST3-4LW-S
    examines how the environment affects the growth, survival and adaptation of living things

Victorian F – 10 Science Curriculum

  • Living things can be grouped on the basis of observable features and can be distinguished from non-living things (VCSSU057)Different living things have different life cycles and depend on each other and the environment to survive (VCSSU058)Safely use appropriate materials, tools, equipment and technologies (VCSIS067)Scientific understandings, discoveries and inventions are used to inform personal and community decisions and to solve problems that directly affect people’s lives (VCSSU073)Living things have structural features and adaptations that help them to survive in their environment (VCSSU074)

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sound and light waves

March Week 4  Science @ Home Program

 Fantastic Physics

Register for the 12pm sessions

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Optional materials needed for hands-on activities

March 18

  • Cardboard, scissors, plasticine or playdough

March 19

  • Cardboard, glue, paper, textas, scissors, wooden kebab stick or pencil

March 20

  • Plate, cup of water, straw, detergent, salt, torch or similar light source (careful of smartphones!). Ideally a room that can be darkened. towels for spills

March 21

  • Metal coathanger, string or shoelace, 5 glasses with different amounts of water, metal spoon, bowl, towels for spills

March 22  – TRIVIA

We will be using Kahoot! Your child can participate by opening a new browser window and going to kahoot.it on the same device used to join the webinar, OR use a second device to play while simultaneously watching the webinar…whichever suits! You can help your child by opening the page before the workshop, and all they have to do later in the session is type in the game code.

Curriculum links

Australian ACARA Content Outcomes:: Science

  • Light and sound are produced by a range of sources and can be sensed (ACSSU020).
  • Light from a source forms shadows and can be absorbed, reflected and refracted (ACSSU080).
    The way objects move depends on a variety of factors, including their size and shape (ACSSU005).A push or a pull affects how an object moves or changes shape (ACSSU033).Forces can be exerted by one object on another through direct contact or from a distance (ACSSU076).

NSW Science & Technology Syllabus Content

A student:

  • ST1-8PW-S
    describes common forms of energy and explores some characteristics of sound energyST1-9PW-ST
    investigates how forces and energy are used in productsST2-8PW-ST
    describes the characteristics and effects of common forms of energy, such as light and heatST3-7MW-T
    explains how the properties of materials determines their use for a range of purposesST3-8PW-ST
    explains how energy is transformed from one form to anotherSTe-5PW-ST
    observes the way objects move and relates changes in motion to push and pull forcesST1-9PW-ST
    investigates how forces and energy are used in productsST2-9PW-ST
    describes how contact and non-contact forces affect an object’s motionST3-9PW-ST
    investigates the effects of increasing or decreasing the strength of a specific contact or non-contact force

Victorian F – 10 Science Curriculum

  • Light and sound are produced by a range of sources and can be sensed (VCSSU049)Respond to and pose questions, and make predictions about familiar objects and events (VCSIS050)Participate in guided investigations, including making observations using the senses, to explore and answer questions (VCSIS051)Scientific understandings, discoveries and inventions are used to inform personal and community decisions and to solve problems that directly affect people’s lives (VCSSU073)Light from a source forms shadows and can be absorbed, reflected and refracted (VCSSU080)The way objects move depends on a variety of factors including their size and shape: a push or a pull affects how an object moves or changes shape (VCSSU048)Respond to and pose questions, and make predictions about familiar objects and events (VCSIS050)Participate in guided investigations, including making observations using the senses, to explore and answer questions (VCSIS051)Forces can be exerted by one object on another through direct contact or from a distance (VCSSU064)

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Timetable

FAQS

How are these classes different to the High School Science at Home sessions?

Great question! It’s not about the resources, it’s about the lesson itself.

The same materials for a high school lesson can often be used to teach a child in kindergarten, however the level of content is very different. For example; we can teach a Grade 1 student about push and pull forces using a rubber-band wind-up car, but we can also use that same car to teach a student in University about Newton’s Laws with specific references to the equations that underly the principles. The same applies to chemical concepts, biology discussions and all areas of science. You can see this referenced in curriculum documents as well, as each grade level builds on previous concepts.

We will tailor our explanations based on our lesson planning, the curriculum requirements and the questions we are receiving from the students.

Should I choose the Primary or the High School program?

This is very much up to you. Please know that both programs cover a range of grades and we do not know your child. As such, you need to think about your child and how well they follow scientific concepts. If your child is between grades 5 to 8, think realistically on how well they know their science and use that to choose the right program for your child.

How do these classes work?

Attendees will be able to see and hear our presenter(s) but we won’t be able to see or hear you.
For internet safety, the students will not be able to talk with each other.

The structure of the lessons is a series of demonstrations by our presenter, followed by the students running their own experiments in their room (see the optional materials listed above). We will also demonstrate those experiments in case some students do not have the materials. You will get lots of chances to ask and answer questions via text-based Q&A and live polling.

Do I have to provide anything?

Completely optional!  These materials are not essential – we will show the same materials on-screen regardless.
Bookmark this webpage to refer to each day.

HOW DO I CONNECT?

These programs will be run via Zoom Webinar. After booking, you will receive an automated email from Zoom with details of how to join the sessions.

  • The joining link you receive is UNIQUE to you, and should NOT be shared with others.
  • Make sure you are using the SAME email address entered for the booking to join the Zoom webinar.

For interactivity and child safety, please join using an adult’s email address, your child’s first name, and no last name.

Do I have to supervise my child?

As a supervising adult, you acknowledge that you are responsible for the behaviour of the participants. You acknowledge that the Fizzics Education presenter is not a substitute for on-site parental supervision.

Younger children may need assistance with the hands-on activities. If you are not confident that your child can work alone with the materials listed, please provide supervision.

Are the sessions recorded?

Yes, we will record each session and send you the link.
The recordings will be live for a limited time and are there to help those who could not make a session.

Where is my Password for the Vimeo Showcase?

Please check your confirmation emails from Zoom

Book now!

Register for the 2pm sessions for March (no 4pm session)

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Are you in High School?

We’re running a special high school program each day at 12pm AEDT

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Resources

Go further!

16 Complete K to 6 Teaching Units for Science

Learn more about the K to 6 Units Bundle here

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