Learners will dive deep into space during this program, where they will use real astronomy tools to uncover the secrets of the solar system. This hands-on workshop will begin with your class exploring the major features of the Universe in Sydney Observatory’s digital planetarium. Using mirrors and lenses, learners will make simple telescopes, and examine how their evolving technology has helped us to understand the Universe. If weather permits, learners will even look through a professional telescope to see objects in the sky – who knows what they’ll discover!
Please note: 5:00 pm session only available May through July, 6:30 pm and 8:15 pm sessions only available April through September.
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|