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Description

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An introductory astronomy workshop designed for students from Reception to Yr 3.

Option 1: 90 minute workshop including:

  • Stars and their size; Spinning Earth; North and South, Up and Down; Moon Phases; Hand-made craters; Planet Sorting; Mythical Planets

 

Option 2: 90 minute program including:

  • 60 minute workshop: Stars and their size; Spinning Earth; Hand-made craters; Planet Sorting
  • 30 minutes in our Mobile Planetarium exploring the night sky, constellations, star colours and ancient storytellers.

 

Time

  • 90 minutes

Number of Students

  • 30

Year level

  • R - 3

Requirements:

A cleared room with plenty of empty space, access to water before the program begins, access to electricity, access to an outdoor area.

With the planetarium: Large indoor space 8m wide by 4m high with access to electricity. The space needs to be cleared of chairs, tables and any pointy objects hanging from the ceiling.

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Australian Curriculum

This program was designed to support:

 

Sub-strand

Foundation

Year 1

Earth and Space Sciences

Daily and seasonal changes in our environment, including the weather, affect everyday life (ACSSU004)

Observable changes occur in the sky and landscape (ACSSU019)

Sub-strand

Foundation

Year 2

Physical Sciences

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)

 

This program can also support:

 

Science as a Human Endeavour:

Nature and Development: Foundation (ACSHE013), Yr 1 (ACSHE021), Yr 2 (ACSHE034)

 

Science Enquiry Skills:

Questioning and Predicting: Foundation (ACSIS014), Yr 1 (ACSIS024), Yr 2 (ACSIS037)

Communicating: Foundation (ACSIS012), Yr 1 (ACSIS029), Yr 2 (ACSIS042)

 

Primary Connections:

Units: "Up, Down and All Around" "Push-pull"

 

(units without a link are listed by AAS as being published through 2011-2012. Check the Primary Connections website for more details.)

 

To make a booking just call or email:

Phone: (08) 8395 9586
Mobile: 0430 588 757
Email: Click here

If you are emailing your booking request, please remember to include some alternative dates and times.

 

Cost:

$200 +GST per session

Option 2, with planetarium:

+$70 +GST per session

Minimum booking of 2 sessions

Travel costs may apply:
$25 +GST per hour, first hour free

 

Discounts:

3 sessions in one full day:

-$10 +GST per session

3 of the same session in one full day:

-$20 +GST per session

3+ full days in 1 week:

extra -$5 +GST per session

Disadvantaged Schools (Category 1- 4):

-$30 +GST per session, no other discounts apply.

 

Payments

An invoice will be delivered on the day after an accurate student count. Payment is due via cash, cheque or bank transfer within 7 days.

 

Terms and Conditions:

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