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20130321 - Weather and Pressure - 21 March 2013 - 9:30 - Stream 1

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Weather and Pressure


Classifications: Enabled, Events Not to be missed, Upcoming Excursions

Provider: Fizzics Education


Presenter: Ben Newsome

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Date: 21 March 2013

Start Time: 9:30

End Time: 10.3

Duration: 60 minutes

Closing Date: Bookings Close 16-Mar-12

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:

KLA Keyword/s: Science and Technology


Event Overview: What is air pressure? Why are low and high pressure areas important?

How are clouds formed? What is our atmosphere made of anyway?

What conditions are needed to cause tornados?

What causes drought and how can scientists help?

Students will gain an appreciation of meteorology and gain insight into how our climate operates.

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.

ES 3.6: recognises that the Earth is the source of most materials and resources, and describes phenomena and processes, both natural and human, that form and change the Earth over time.

Physical Phenomena

A student:

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

Fits within COGS Unit 'Local Environments'.

Fits within Primary Connections 'Weather in my World'

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.

The .pdf file is also a tax invoice which can be forwarded on to your school administration.

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