Learners will dive deep into Earth and Space during this program, where they will use real astronomy tools to uncover the beauty of the Solar System. They will use an in-house designed augmented reality app to explore our family of planets in spectacular detail and measure out a scale model to demonstrate the vast distances involved. A professional telescope will show objects in the sky, weather permitting they will also explore how our understanding of the Solar System has changed throughout history using the recently upgraded digital planetarium. Learners will conduct a basic experiment in which they collect data and use it to show the length of a day on Earth is 24 hours.
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, 6:30pm is available April through to September and 8:30pm is available all year.
Plan Your Experience
NSW Incorporating Australian Curriculum
|ST3-1VA||shows interest in and enthusiasm for science and technology, responding to their curiosity, questions and perceived needs, wants and opportunities|
|ST3-4WS||investigates by posing questions, including testable questions, making predictions and gathering data to draw evidence-based conclusions and develop explanations|
|ST3-8ES||describes how discoveries by people from different cultures and times have contributed to advancing scientific understanding of the solar system|