Learners will dive deep into Earth and Space during this program by observing, collecting data and calculating the size of the Sun (day) or Moon (night where visible). They will explore the major features of and current theories about the origin of the Universe in the recently upgraded digital planetarium. Practical exercises using simple mirrors and lenses will help demonstrate how technological developments have helped us understand the overall structure of the Universe, all from our small blue home in the Orion arm of the Milky Way galaxy which is part of the Virgo supercluster! If weather permits, learners will look through a professional telescope to see objects in the sky.
For added value why not consider a 45 minute Australian Indigenous Astronomy add-on program that looks at the astronomy of the Boorong community of the Wergaia Nation from what is now considered to be north western Victoria.
Please note: 5:00 pm session only available May through to July. 6:30 pm sessions April through to September and 8:30pm all year.
Plan Your Experience
NSW Incorporating Australian Curriculum
|SC5-12ES||describes changing ideas about the structure of the Earth and the universe to illustrate how models, theories and laws are refined over time by the scientific community|
|SC5-1VA||appreciates the importance of science in their lives and the role of scientific inquiry in increasing understanding of the world around them|
|SC5-4WS||develops questions or hypotheses to be investigated scientifically|
|SC5-6WS||undertakes first-hand investigations to collect valid and reliable data and information, individually and collaboratively|
|SC5-7WS||processes, analyses and evaluates data from first-hand investigations and secondary sources to develop evidence-based arguments and conclusions|
|SC5-9WS||presents science ideas and evidence for a particular purpose and to a specific audience, using appropriate scientific language, conventions and representations|