Space is big but how can learners show just how big it is? In this program they will:
- Observe a solar transit to collect data to calculate the diameter of the Sun. Then they will discuss possible sources of error which is a vital activity in any science experiment
- Explore the large scale features of the Universe from the Sun to black holes and galaxies
- Play with the simplest of lenses and mirrors to understand the workings of telescopes and what they have shown us.
Every group will:
- Look through a telescope (weather permitting) at the surface of the Sun during the day or the Moon, planets and stars at night
- Experience pristine dark sky in the digital planetarium where clouds never ruin the view
- Use our unique augmented reality app to explore the Solar System.
Every school receives:
- Make your own sundial template
- See, Think, Wonder thinking routine lenticular bookmark
- The ‘Sky this Month’ star chart
Before coming for a program please show your learners this short video on how to look through a telescope. It will make the experience more enjoyable and potentially save enough time to allow us to show extra objects.
The 5:00 pm session is available May through to July.
The 6:30 pm session is available April through to September.
NSW Incorporating Australian Curriculum
|SC5-1VA||appreciates the importance of science in their lives and the role of scientific inquiry in increasing understanding of the world around them|
|SC5-4WS||develops questions or hypotheses to be investigated scientifically|
|SC5-6WS||undertakes first-hand investigations to collect valid and reliable data and information, individually and collaboratively|
|SC5-7WS||processes, analyses and evaluates data from first-hand investigations and secondary sources to develop evidence-based arguments and conclusions|
|SC5-9WS||presents science ideas and evidence for a particular purpose and to a specific audience, using appropriate scientific language, conventions and representations|