Discover some of the living sky lore of Australia’s First Nations peoples’ in this hands-on workshop by making, using and taking home an Indigenous planisphere (rotating star map). Use it to explore the sky and consider how sky knowledge is still used by communities to mark seasonal changes and pass wisdom from generation to generation. We presently use sky lore from the Boorong community of the Wergaia language group from what is now known as north western Victoria.
This 45 minute session can be added to existing programs or run as a stand alone offer.
Please note that 5pm sessions can be booked throughout the 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|
|SC4-4WS||identifies questions and problems that can be tested or researched and makes predictions based on scientific knowledge|
|SC4-5WS||collaboratively and individually produces a plan to investigate questions and problems|
|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|
|SCIENCE K–10 - EARTH AND SPACE|
|ST2-1VA||shows interest in and enthusiasm for science and technology, responding to their curiosity, questions and perceived needs, wants and opportunities|
|ST2-2VA||demonstrates a willingness to engage responsibly with local, national and global issues relevant to their lives, and to shaping sustainable futures|
|ST2-9ES||describes how relationships between the sun and the Earth cause regular changes|
|ST3-1VA||shows interest in and enthusiasm for science and technology, responding to their curiosity, questions and perceived needs, wants and opportunities|
|ST3-2VA||demonstrates a willingness to engage responsibly with local, national and global issues relevant to their lives, and to shaping sustainable futures|
|ST3-8ES||describes how discoveries by people from different cultures and times have contributed to advancing scientific understanding of the solar system|