Forces Incursion

Science

Syllabus Outcomes ST2-9PW-ST | ST2-1WS-S | ST2-2DP-T

$18.50

All parents and teachers can attend for no additional cost.

+GST. As this program is an educational service, all GST charged can be reimbursed in its entirety by the Government. (Minimum charge of x35 students).

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About

Want to see first-hand the power of FORCES? This day starts off with a huge EXPLOSION using liquid nitrogen and over 1000 ping pong balls launching into the air! From friction to gravity, air pressure to magnetism and everything in between. Your students will learn about forces in the most imaginative way possible on this hands-on and interactive program! Through activities such as making gooey mystery matter, launching air rockets, having billy cart races and testing their knowledge in the reverted Ranger Jamie Olympic Games, students will observe first-hand how contact forces affect the behaviour of objects, and develop their understanding of the ways in which energy is used as a resource

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Syllabus Outcomes Addressed

ST2-9PW-ST describes how contact and non-contact forces affect an object’s motion
ST2-1WS-S questions, plans and conducts scientific investigations
ST2-2DP-T selects and uses materials, tools and equipment to develop solutions for a need or opportunity
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Arrive/Depart

Full Day Incursion (5 Hours) 9:30am – 2:30pm

Time allocation for incursions can be tailored and adjusted to suit your individual school timetable and scheduling.

What's Included

GoPro Short Film 1 Supplementry Lesson Ideas Completed Risk Assessment

Syllabus Content Focus

Key inquiry questions answered

  • How can objects affect other objects with or without touching them?
  • How can we use forces and energy in a product or system?

Contact and non-contact forces
Students:

  • identify that both pushes and pulls can be classified as contact and non-contact forces(ACSSU076)
  • observe how contact and non-contact forces cause changes in the motion of objects, for example:(ACSSU076)
    • changes in speed
    • changes in direction

Forces and energy in products and systems
Students:

  • investigate how forces and materials interact in a product or system to perform a function(ACTDEK011)

Day Outline

Rangers arrive at your school for approx. 8:30am for set up.
Incursion duration 9:30am- 2:30pm
Introductory Presentation The day kicks off with a meet and greet with our enthusiastic Rangers before enjoying an interactive and engaging presentation.
(approx. 30-40 minutes)
Grouping: Students are divided into their groups of approximately x 30 students and are allocated a Ranger guide for each activity. Each activity is on a rotational basis.
Activity 1 Students participate in each activity for approximately 40 minutes.
Activity 2 Students participate in each activity for approximately 40 minutes.
Activity 3 Students participate in each activity for approximately 40 minutes.
Activity 4 Students participate in each activity for approximately 40 minutes.
School scheduled break times (lunch and recess) remain as usual.
2:20-2:30pm Wrap Up / Conclusion

Activities

INTRODUCTION:
(In school hall) The day kicks off with a meet and greet with our enthusiastic Rangers before enjoying an interactive and engaging science presentation. Students will be chosen from the audience to participate in fun experiments in front of their peers which will have your students engaged and laughing for hours. Selected students will be invited up to dress in real science uniforms such as lab coats, goggles and gloves whilst we explore the everyday role of scientists and their importance in our community. Students will identify the different kinds of forces such as air pressure, magnetism, gravity and friction. Students also identify and observe that both pushes and pulls can be classified as contact and non- contact forces and how this changes the motion of objects as well as its function. The introduction concludes with a large BANG with over 1,000 ping pong balls flying through the air= FUN FUN FUN.

ACTIVITY 1: Billy Cart Championships
Students in teams will be racing against each other on a race course on your schools grounds. Students observe forces first hand including friction and gravity and how these forces are challenging their movements within this competition. This fantastic experience will enable your students to learn how to conquer forces whilst working together in teams building their communication skills, balance and fitness.

ACTIVITY 2: Force Olympics
Students are split in two teams working together to race each other in a competitive game against the clock. This highly competitive competition will have your students shouting, screaming and cheering on their peers as the teams discuss strategies and tactics on how to beat their competitors. Students discuss the answers and problem solve the questions based around air pressure, magnetism, gravity and friction.

ACTIVITY 3: Launching Air Pressure Rockets
Ever dreamed of launching a rocket so far up into the atmosphere you couldn’t see it? Focusing on the force of ‘air pressure’ we bring the fun to you! Students design and build their very own rocket before launching their spacecraft into the sky above the rooftops using a specially designed high pressure industrial rocket launcher. Guaranteed to get the adrenaline pumping, students will watch in awe as they witness their rockets roar into the sky. Through championship competitions with their friends, students will monitor the highest rockets, learning how each shape and design affects performance. A unique, engaging and action packed activity focusing on pressure and its effects on every day materials.

ACTIVITY 4: Slime Bonanza
Students will LOVE getting their hands all dirty and slimy with this activity. Here students will be changing the shape of an object by applying a force to it. Students will be stretching the slime, and punching it to compact the slime to identify the properties of forces. The best part= students get to take the slime home with them.

$18.50

All parents and teachers can attend for no additional cost.

+GST. As this program is an educational service, all GST charged can be reimbursed in its entirety by the Government. (Minimum charge of x35 students).

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