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.
- 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.
Plan Your Experience
- MAAS - Certificate of Currency - 1.7.19 - 30.6.20 PDF
- 2019-20 Powerhouse Museum WHS Risk Assessment DET format PDF
NSW Incorporating Australian Curriculum
|ST2-1VA||shows interest in and enthusiasm for science and technology, responding to their curiosity, questions and perceived needs, wants and opportunities|
|ST2-4WS||investigates their questions and predictions by analysing collected data, suggesting explanations for their findings, and communicating and reflecting on the processes undertaken|
|ST2-8ES||describes some observable changes over time on the Earth's surface that result from natural processes and human activity|