Image: Marinco Kojdanovksi, MAAS

Stage 2 Science: Material Science

Duration: 90 minutes

Investigate the importance of the first Moon landing and work like a scientist.

Learners will:

  • Celebrate space exploration as an era of world importance by exploring, with us, our fascinating exhibition galleries and discover why Australia played a vital role in the 1969 Moon landing.
  • Train just like an astronaut team and learn to drive our mBots for a lunar challenge.
  • Think, plan and act like scientists by conducting an experiment to make a semi-elastic material…a bouncy ball to take back to school. It’s messy and fun!

Every school receives:

  • The semi-elastic bouncy balls made by the learners to take back to school
  • 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 18 or more
Session$240 minimumGroups 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

MAAS – Certificate of Currency – 1.7.19 – 30.6.20

Curriculum Links

NSW Incorporating Australian Curriculum

Link Description
ST2-4WSinvestigates their questions and predictions by analysing collected data, suggesting explanations for their findings, and communicating and reflecting on the processes undertaken
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