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20150624 - Stars and Planets - 24 June 2015 - 9:30 - Stream 2

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Stars and Planets


Classifications: Enabled, Upcoming Excursions

Provider: Fizzics Education


Presenter: Ben Newsome

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Date: 24 June 2015

Start Time: 9:30

End Time: 10:30am

Duration: 60 minutes

Closing Date: Bookings Close 23-Jun-15

Availability: DEC and Non-DEC

DEC Positions: 4

Non-DEC Positions: 2

Price: $110 inc. GST per class of 30 students

KLA Syllabus: Primary

KLA Stage/s: Stage 2,Stage 3,Parents

KLA Year/s: Year 3,Year 4,Year 5,Year 6

Key Learning Area/s: Science and Technology

KLA Topic/s: The Natural Envirnonment

KLA Keyword/s: stars, planets, earth, science, astronomy


Event Overview: Students investigate our Universe and space exploration techniques in this hands-on workshop.

What did the big bang really look like? How are the tides formed? Where is Earth in the Solar System?
What technological developments were necessary to allow astronauts to work and survive outside of Earth��s atmosphere? How do we observe distant galaxies? Why do we visit and study space anyway?
Students will gain an appreciation of astronomy and gain insight into our place in the universe.

Your class will have a chance to run experiment during the event using materials provided by your school.
Fizzics Education will provide information on materials required prior to the event date.

Should you require a different day please contact us and we'll arrange a suitable time for you!

Australian Curriculum: Science

Fits within Primary Connections: Earth's Place in Space

The session is presented by Ben Newsome, a recipient of a 2013 Churchill Fellowship on best practice in science education via video conference, 2015 Australian Small Business Champion for Education Services, co-founder of Virtual Excursions Australia and is on the ISTE Video Conferencing Network Leadership Team.

NSW Syllabus Outcomes: Science and Technology
Earth and its Surroundings: A student...

ES 2.6: identifies some of the features of the solar system and describes interactions that affect conditions on Earth.

Physical Phenomena: A student...
PP S3.4: identifies and applies processes involved in manipulating, using and changing the form of energy

Syllabus Outcomes: Human Society and Its Environment
Resource Systems: A student...

SSS 3.7: explains the ways in which technologies and systems assist global interconnections, including global communications systems e.g. computer linkages, satellites.

Year 7 to 10 Science:

Outcome 4.9 A student describes the dynamic structure of Earth and its relationship to other parts of our solar system and the universe.

Booking Instructions:

Additional Booking Instructions: On booking we will send out a .pdf file which will contain;- a confirmation of the time/date of the video conference.- a list of experiment materials we expect that you will have available during the conference. These inexpensive science materials are readily accessible in any supermarket and make the video conference more interactive and engaging for students. Please check these details carefully.

A tax invoice will be forwarded on to your school administration.

Further Information: Check out http://www.fizzicseducation.com.au/experiments/free_experiments.html for >100 free science experiments for your classroom to use!

Looking for module-based video conference excursions?
Please let us know what you would like, when you would like it and we can develop it for you!
We also offer a weekly science club.
More information: http://www.fizzicseducation.com.au/Events/after%20school%20science%20club.html

This event is proudly supported by Virtual Excursions Australia a video conferencing portal www.virtualexcursionsaustralia.com.au/

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