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Description

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An introduction to the science of light, sound and senses. Students work in pairs to explore light, mixing colours, reflections, sounds, volume, materials and our senses of sight and hearing. This is hands-on, eyes-on, and ears-on learning. Activities include reinforcing the importance of sight by attempting to identify unknown objects using only the senses of touch and hearing; investigating light, colours and shadows using coloured torches to mix coloured lights; investigating different ways of making sounds by building their own drums, box guitars and shakers; investigate how the pitch and volume of sounds can be changed by different materials; building ‘clucking cups’ to investigate how the size of the cup can change the sounds produced. Our presenter will also demonstrate the light spectrum and the inside of a model eye, explore the inside of a 4 times life-size model ear and (if time allows) bring light, sound and a mirror together to make sound vibrations visible.

 

Time

  • 90 minutes

Number of Students

  • 30

Year level

  • R - 3
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Requirements:

Access to electricity, and a cleared space at the front. Parent helpers for the younger classes would be appreciated.

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Curriculum Links:

Australian Curriculum

This program was designed to support:

 

Foundation Year:

Science as a Human Endeavour:

Nature and Development: Science involves exploring and observing the world using the senses (ACSHE013)

Science Enquiry Skills:

Questioning and Predicting: Respond to questions about familiar objects and events (ACSIS014)

Planning and Conducting: Explore and make observations by using the senses (ACSIS011)

Processing and Analysing: Engage in discussions about observations and use methods such as drawing to represent ideas (ACSIS233)

Communicating: Share observations and ideas (ACSIS012)

 

Year 1:

Science Understanding:

Physical Sciences: Light and sound are produced by a range of sources and can be sensed (ACSSU020)

Science as a Human Endeavour:

Nature and Development: Science involves asking questions about, and describing changes in, objects and events (ACSHE021)

Use and Influence: People use science in their daily lives, including when caring for their environment and living things (ACSHE022)

Science Enquiry Skills:

Questioning and Predicting: Respond to and pose questions, and make predictions about familiar objects and events (ACSIS024)

Planning and Conducting: Participate in different types of guided investigations to explore and answer questions, such as manipulating materials, testing ideas, and accessing information sources (ACSIS025); Use informal measurements in the collection and recording of observations, with the assistance of digital technologies as appropriate (ACSIS026)

Processing and Analysing: Use a range of methods to sort information, including drawings and provided tables (ACSIS027); Compare observations with those of others (ACSIS213)

Evaluating: Compare observations with those of others (ACSIS213)

Communicating: Represent and communicate observations and ideas in a variety of ways such as oral and written language, drawing and role play (ACSIS029)

 

Year 2:

Science as a Human Endeavour:

Nature and Development: Science involves asking questions about, and describing changes in, objects and events (ACSHE034)

Use and Influence: People use science in their daily lives, including when caring for their environment and living things (ACSHE035)

Science Enquiry Skills:

Questioning and Predicting: Respond to and pose questions, and make predictions about familiar objects and events (ACSIS037)

Planning and Conducting: Participate in different types of guided investigations to explore and answer questions, such as manipulating materials, testing ideas, and accessing information sources (ACSIS038); Use informal measurements in the collection and recording of observations, with the assistance of digital technologies as appropriate (ACSIS039)

Processing and Analysing: Use a range of methods to sort information, including drawings and provided tables (ACSIS040); Through discussion, compare observations with predictions (ACSIS214)

Evaluating: Compare observations with those of others (ACSIS041)

Communicating: Represent and communicate observations and ideas in a variety of ways such as oral and written language, drawing and role play (ACSIS042)

 

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Phone: (08) 8395 9586
Mobile: 0430 588 757
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Cost:

$200 + GST per session

Minimum 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.

 

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