Physical World

We have 3 new exciting programmes this year!

Electrifying Electricity

NE - Year 2

Find out about the world of electricity by using a range of fun interactives activities.

Nature of Science L1 & 2
Physical World L1 & 2
Nature of Technology L1

 

 

Simple Machines

NE - Year 2

Pulleys, gears, wheels and levers.  Explore them all in this fun hands-on programme.

Nature of Science L1 & 2
Physical World L1 & 2
Technology Knowledge L1
Nature of Technlogy L1

Water Crystals

NE - Year 2

Freddy Frog has lost his sparkly crystal.  Students help Freddy learn about the water cycle and how, when water is very cold, it can create 'crystals'.
Areas covered include; Solid, Liquid and Gas, Floating and Sinking, Surface Tension, Mixing Liquids, Dissolving, and Water in the environment.

Nature of Science L1 & 2
Planet Earth L1 & 2
Physical World L1 & 2
Material World L1 & 2
Living World L1 & 2

Light and Sight

NE - Year 2 and Year 3 to 6 (new programme)
Discover the properties of light, the power of solar energy and how our eyes work. Following an interactive introduction students work around at a series of activity stations investigating various aspects of light and sight including, sun screen blocking UV light, how objects are different colours and how illusions can trick our brains.

 

 

 

Force Detectives

NE - Year 4

Can the Force Detectives stop the wolf? Our new physics programme allows students to explore gravity, magnets, push & pull, friction and air resistance.

Nature of Science L1 & 2
Physical World L1 to 3

 

 

Fairground Engineers

Year 3 & 4 (new programme)
During this fun hands-on exploration students will gain an understanding of simple machines and how we use them to make our lives easier. They then bring their knowledge together by building Lego models of fairground equipment: slides, merry-go rounds etc.

Hot Wheels

Year 3 & 4

Learn about wheels, gears and pulleys in this fun building programme from Science Alive! We have updated our Hot Wheels programme utilising new LEGO motors.  During the  session students investigate the shape of wheels and how gears and pulleys can be used to transfer turning forces.

Nature of Science L3 & 4
Physical World L3 & 4
Technology Practise L2 & 3
Technology Knowledge L2 & 3
Nature of Technology L2

Renewable Energy

Year 3 - 6 (new programme)
Students learn about energy and how it is used to generate electricity. With interactive demonstrations and by building Lego models, students can investigate energy transfer, generate electricity and use it to power Lego vehicles.

ElectroFun

Year 3 - 8

A great introduction or extension for your electricity topic.   Students work with both Electroflash kits and individual components to build basic electrical circuits. We will provide students with components to build their own circuit to take home.   Year 3 to 6 students are guided through a build for a night light,  Year 7/8 students are provided with resources to design and build their own light sculpture. 
$9.50 per student

Nature of Science L3 & 4
Physical World L3 & 4
Nature of Technology L2

Everyday Electronics

Year 5 - 8

Students investigate how electrical energy can be controlled within a circuit using a variety of electrical components.

Nature of Science L3 & 4
Physical World L3 & 4
Nature of Technology L2

 

 

 

Mechanisms in Action

Year 5 - 8

Using Lego, students will investigate simple mechanisms to create machines to solve a design problem.

Nature of Science L3 & 4
Physical World L2 & 4
Technology Practice L2 & 3
Technology Knowledge L2
Nature of Technology L3

Science Friction

Year 5 - 8

Discover the world of physics. This new programme uses demonstrations and student activities to explore friction, gravity and Newton’s Laws of Motion.

Nature of Science L3 & 4
Physical World L3 to 5