Prep and Years 1 - 6
Science, Design and Technology
Facilitated by museum staff
Allow 1 hour per session. A short reset period between programs will be rostered for large groups.
Book in for our facilitated school program To Space and Beyond where students will explore the solar system and the planets in a student lead exploration, placing students in the position of Astronomers.
Since the ancients first looked to the heavens, humans have been fascinated by the wanderings stars that are the planets. As telescope and photographic technology has improved, Astronomers have developed more robust theories about the structures, compositions, and appearances of our celestial neighbours. Now, thanks to mobile technology, we have the capacity to visit other worlds at the push of a button.
In this facilitated school program, students will explore the solar system and the planets in a student lead exploration, placing students in the position of Astronomers. They will use their inquiry and observational skills make visual observations of various worlds and, using their communication skills, communicate their findings to their group. They will compare visual features, develop their understanding of what these features mean, and what they can tell scientists.
Students will also be challenged to build their own stomp rocket in an engaging Maker Space program. Using their design and engineering skills, they will design and build a small air powered rocket, testing and devising improvements to their design. They will the compete to discover whose rocket can travel the greatest distance.
See our Visit as a school for information on visiting the museum and booking a group into a program.Groups may be allocated time for self-guided museum exploration during school program rotation.
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