Learners will explore, plan and conduct experiments in preparation for day when we leave Earth to explore other planets.
During their mission they will:
- Explore our spectacular Apollo 11 exhibition
- Construct a model to show how Australia played a vital role in the 1969 Moon landing while visiting the Apollo 11 exhibition
- Analyse the first words on the Moon by Neil Armstrong and plan the first words for when they reach Mars
- Search the surface of the Moon to find where to build a future radio telescope needing resources and a considered location
- Control the lunar command and service (CSM) module 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
- Curate a photo cloud story covering the 5 key aspects of the visit:
- The Space race
- Australia’s part in the mission
- The landing
- How we remember
- Where are we now and into the future
- Conduct an experiment using Arduino sensors to determine where to build lunar power stations.
Every school receives:
- 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.
- 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
|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|