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Description

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We think this may be Adelaide's ONLY Earth Sciences incursion for schools. This 90 minute hands-on workshop uses a combination of hands-on activities and beautiful demonstrations to help your students build a solid understanding of this amazing, dynamic planet that we all share.

 

Students work in pairs with workbooks and equipment to to engage their hands, eyes and brains as they cover water resources, rock types and properties, tectonic drift, faulting and folding, and glaciation. In between the activities they will also get a first look at types of faults, why floods happen, fires in Australia, and much more.

 

We bring everything - you won't need to do reams of printing and all we need from you is a classroom with easy outdoor access and a tap nearby. We're very proud of this one - try it to see why.

Time

  • 90 minutes

Number of Students

  • 30

Year level

  • Yr 3 - 7
Our Active Earth in full swing

Requirements:

A room with space for the students to move around, access to water before the program begins, access to electricity, access to an outdoor area or a wet area for one of the activities.

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Australian Curriculum

This program was designed to support:

 

Year 4:

Science Understanding:

Earth and Space Sciences: Earth’s surface changes over time as a result of natural processes and human activity (ACSSU075)

Science as a Human Endeavour:

Nature and Development: Science involves making predictions and describing patterns and relationships (ACSHE061)

Use and Influence: Science knowledge helps people to understand the effect of their actions (ACSHE062)

Science Inquiry Skills:

Questioning and Predicting: With guidance, identify questions in familiar contexts that can be investigated scientifically and predict what might happen based on prior knowledge (ACSIS064)

Planning and Conducting: Suggest ways to plan and conduct investigations to find answers to questions (ACSIS065); Safely use appropriate materials, tools or equipment to make and record observations, using formal measurements and digital technologies as appropriate (ACSIS066)

Processing and Analysing: Compare results with predictions, suggesting possible reasons for findings (ACSIS216)

 

Year 6:

Science Understanding:

Earth and Space Sciences: Sudden geological changes or extreme weather conditions can affect Earth’s surface (ACSSU096)

Science as a Human Endeavour:

Nature and Development: Science involves testing predictions by gathering data and using evidence to develop explanations of events and phenomena (ACSHE098)

Use and Influence: Scientific understandings, discoveries and inventions are used to solve problems that directly affect peoples’ lives (ACSHE0100); Scientific knowledge is used to inform personal and community decisions (ACSHE220)

Science Enquiry Skills:

Questioning and Predicting: With guidance, pose questions to clarify practical problems or inform a scientific investigation, and predict what the findings of an investigation might be (ACSIS232)

Planning and Conducting: Use equipment and materials safely, identifying potential risks ACSIS105)

Processing and Analysing:Compare data with predictions and use as evidence in developing explanations (ACSIS221)

 

Year 7:

Science Understanding:

Earth and Space Sciences: Some of Earth’s resources are renewable, but others are non-renewable (ACSSU116); Water is an important resource that cycles through the environment (ACSSU222)

Science as a Human Endeavour:

Nature and Development: Scientific knowledge changes as new evidence becomes available, and some scientific discoveries have significantly changed people’s understanding of the world (ACSHE119); Science knowledge can develop through collaboration and connecting ideas across the disciplines of science (ACSHE223)

Use and Influence: Science understanding influences the development of practices in areas of human activity such as industry, agriculture and marine and terrestrial resource management (ACSHE121); People use understanding and skills from across the disciplines of science in their occupations (ACSHE224)

 

To make a booking just call or email:

Phone: (08) 8396 2250

Email: Click here

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

 

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.

 

Terms and Conditions:

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