Year 5 & 6

Programmes available for Years 5 & 6.

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.

 

 

 

Discovery Dome Astronomy

NE - Year 9

Experience the wonders of the night sky in the Brian Mason Discovery Dome.
Science Alive! astronomy programmes use digital technology to bring the planets, stars and moons to your school.

Costs:
NE - Year 4,  30 minutes -  $4.00
Year 5 to 8,  40 minutes - $4.50
Year 9+, 45 minutes - $5.00

Super Structures

Year 3 - 6

Working in pairs, students design and build strong, safe structures with K’NEX. Construct a windmill, castle or a flying fox.

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

Discovery Dome Matariki

Year 3 - 8

For thousands of years people have looked to the stars with wonder. We have created grand tales of heroes and monsters, this has allowed important knowledge to pass between generations.  The Māori kōrero about the stars include important information about creation, the seasons, food havesting and navigation.

Our Discovery Dome Matariki programme can help your classes celebrate a siginifcant time in the Māori calendar and learn traditional Māori Starlore (Tātai Arorangi).

Cost: $4.00 per student

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

Introduction to Robotics

Year 3 - 10

Working with Lego Mindstorms NXT students build a simple powered vehicle and program it to complete a series of challenges.

Nature of Science L3 & 4
Physical World L2 & 4
Technology Practise L3 & 4
Technology Knowledge L3 & 4
Nature of Technology L3 to 5

Forensic Fun

Year 5 - 8

Investigate the theft of a new recipe from the Eaglebrook confectionary company. Students, working in groups, carry out a range of investigations to identify the thief.

Nature of Science L3 & 4
Material World L3 & 4

 

 

Bridge Builders

Year 5 - 8

Working in pairs, using K’NEX, students take on the challenge of designing and constructing bridges to meet specific requirements.

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

Destination Space

Year 5 - 8

Explore the universe in our hands-on astronomy programme. Investigate moon phases, the planets, stars and much more.

Nature of Science L3 & 4
Planet Earth L3 to 5
Living World L1 & 2

You may like to combine this programme with Discovery Dome Astronomy.

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

 

 

 

Robotics 2.0

Year 5 - 10

Build on experiences from Introduction to Robotics. Students work with new sensors and complete more advanced challenges.

Nature of Science L3 & 4
Physical World L2 & 4
Technology Practice L3 & 4
Technology Knowledge L3 & 4
Nature of Technology L3 to 5