Learners will dive deep into Earth and Space during this program where they examine the clockwork nature of the Solar System. This hands-on workshop will see learners explain predictable phenomena on Earth such as eclipses using an in-house designed augmented reality app. Inside the recently upgraded digital planetarium they will explore how our understanding of the Solar System has changed throughout history, and look for evidence for heliocentricity. 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 is available May through to July, 6:30 pm is available April through to September and 8:30pm is available all year.
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NSW Incorporating Australian Curriculum
|SC4-12ES||describes the dynamic nature of models, theories and laws in developing scientific understanding of the Earth and solar system|
|SC4-1VA||appreciates the importance of science in their lives and the role of scientific inquiry in increasing understanding of the world around them|
|SC4-4WS||identifies questions and problems that can be tested or researched and makes predictions based on scientific knowledge|
|SC4-7WS||processes and analyses data from a first-hand investigation and secondary sources to identify trends, patterns and relationships, and draw conclusions|