Buzz Aldrin walks on the Moon, July 1969. Image courtesy NASA

Video Conference: SPACE

Duration: 50 minutes
1 August 2020 - 30 June 2021 Video Conference Book Tickets

Take one small step then a giant leap as we look at the race to space. Learners divide into Team USA and Team USSR as they compete with a background of historical sights and sounds to be the first to step on the Moon.

Then explore the causes of Day and Night (Stage 1), Earth’s relationship with the Sun (Stage 2) or Earth’s place in our Solar System (Stage 3) using a spectacular space simulator.

To end we will look at the sustainable future of space exploration and the roles they may play in the future.

If you are new to video conferences we have an informative how to connect guide for support.

Please ensure Stage 1 and 3 learners have the activity sheets needed during the program. The Stage 2 resource will recap changes in the sky and help learners conduct a postvideo conference experiment using the ideas and processes uncovered during the sessionAll the required materials can be found by following the links in the Learning Resources below. 


Session30 Maximum$110
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Plan Your Experience

All the information you need to plan your video conference is available on the Video Conferences - How to Connect page

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Curriculum links

Stage 1 

Earth and Space 

recognises observable changes occurring in the sky and on the land and identifies Earth’s resources 



observes, questions and collects data to communicate and compare ideas 



Stage 2 

Earth and Space 

investigates regular changes caused by interactions between the Earth and the Sun, and changes to the Earth’s surface 



questions, plans and conducts scientific investigations, collects and summarises data and communicates using scientific representations 


Stage 3 

Earth and Space 

explains regular events in the solar system and geological events on the Earth’s surface 



plans and conducts scientific investigations to answer testable questions, and collects and summarises data to communicate conclusions 


Cross-curriculum priorities 

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and cultures 

Australia’s engagement with Asia 

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Learning Resources

This program has different learning resources for Stages 1,2 and 3.

  •  Science learning resource Stage 1. These Day Night challenge game cards will be used by learners during the video conference. Teacher instructions are included.
  • Science learning resource Stage 2. This activity sheet is designed to help learners delve into the reason for the season by charting the length of a shadow at lunch time over a period of several weeks. Teacher instructions are included.
  • Science learning resource Stage 3. Using the International Astronomical Union rules for classifying a planet, learners will look at several objects and decide if they are a planet or not? Teacher instructions are included.


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