Image: Marinco Kojdanovski, MAAS

Stage 2 Science: Energy

Duration: 90 minutes
February 1, 2020 - June 30, 2021 Powerhouse Museum Book Tickets

Celebrate our desire to explore space and Apollo 11 as an event of world importance by training just like an astronaut and have fun doing some energy experiments with sound, light and colour.

Learners will:

  • Explore our spectacular Apollo 11 exhibition
  • Use a model to show why Australia played a vital role in the 1969 Moon landing
  • Search the surface of the Moon to find where to build a future home
  • Control the lunar command and service module (CSM) and meet, or dock with the lunar module (LM) to bring Neil, Buzz and Mike home
  • Practice landing the LM on the Moon before the fuel runs out just like Neil Armstrong did in 1969
  • Build a photo cloud story covering the five key aspects of the visit:
  • The Space race
  • Australia’s part in the mission
  • The landing
  • How we remember
  • Where are we now and the future
  • Explore the science of energy by conducting investigations into light and sound by looking at:
  • Our senses
  • Sources of light such as the Sun
  • Reflectors of light
  • The hidden colours in rainbows
  • How energy can make a laser spot dance and a rubber band sing…badly, which will be great fun on the bus home!

Every school receives:

  • Every learner’s sound sandwich
  • See, Think, Wonder thinking routine lenticular bookmark
  • The ‘Sky this Month’ star chart showing where to look for the Moon.


Until June 30 2020, program activities include educator-led active exploration of the Apollo 11 exhibition.

From July 1 2020 through to June 30 2021, program activities include educator-led active exploration of curated artefacts and interactives from the Apollo 11 exhibition.


Learner$15Groups of 18 or more
Session$240 minimumGroups of 17 or less
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Plan Your Experience

All the information you need to plan your visit is available on the Powerhouse Museum venue page, including:

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Learning Resources

Curriculum Links

NSW Incorporating Australian Curriculum

Link Description
ST2-1VAshows interest in and enthusiasm for science and technology, responding to their curiosity, questions and perceived needs, wants and opportunities
ST2-4WSinvestigates their questions and predictions by analysing collected data, suggesting explanations for their findings, and communicating and reflecting on the processes undertaken
ST2-8ESdescribes some observable changes over time on the Earth's surface that result from natural processes and human activity
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