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Stage 4 Science: Beyond Earth's Resources

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

In this program, learners will look at resources beyond our Earth as they examine the first small steps on the Moon taken in 1969 and where they may lead in future.   

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 from Neil Armstrong and plan the first words for when they reach Mars  
  • Experiment with a rocket simulator to design, build, launch and fly your own digital rockets. 
  • 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.


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

Curriculum Links

NSW Incorporating Australian Curriculum

Link Description
SC4-12ESdescribes the dynamic nature of models, theories and laws in developing scientific understanding of the Earth and solar system
SC4-1VAappreciates the importance of science in their lives and the role of scientific inquiry in increasing understanding of the world around them
SC4-4WSidentifies questions and problems that can be tested or researched and makes predictions based on scientific knowledge
SC4-7WSprocesses and analyses data from a first-hand investigation and secondary sources to identify trends, patterns and relationships, and draw conclusions
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