Heat (Solids, Liquids & Gases) Excursion

Science

Syllabus Outcomes ST2-6MW-S | ST2-8PW-ST | ST2-2DP-T | ST2-1WS-S

Transport Walking Grade Excursion & Incursion

$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. This price excludes transport. (Minimum charge of x35 students).

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About

Your students will never think science is boring again after this action-packed day in the great outdoors! On this excursion, filled with fun demonstrations and interactive experiments showcasing the power of heat, our experienced Rangers will take your students on a journey to explore the three possible states of solids, liquids and gases in a series of interactive experiments. Watch your students create lava lamps, launch gas pressure rockets and make mystery matter slime, giving them the chance to investigate first-hand how solids and liquids change state, as well as the properties of natural and processed materials. Get ready to get messy!

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Syllabus Outcomes Addressed

ST2-6MW-S describes how adding or removing heat causes a change of state
ST2-8PW-ST describes the characteristics and effects of common forms of heat energy
ST2-2DP-T selects and uses materials, tools and equipment to develop solutions for a need or opportunity
ST2-1WS-S questions, plans and conducts scientific investigations, collects and summarises data and communicates using scientific representations

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Arrive/Depart

Full Day Excursion (4 Hours) 10am – 2pm

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

Transport

Leave it all with us! Whilst you are welcome to organise your own transport to and from our adventures, alternatively you can book with our Ranger Jamie buses or coaches. Ask us for a transport quote and we can take care of everything!

Please note, all coaches include seatbelts for students however, buses do not.

What's Included

GoPro Short Film 1 Supplementry Lesson Ideas Completed Risk Assessment

Syllabus Content Focus

Key inquiry questions answered

  • How do materials change when heated and cooled?
  • Identify solids, liquids and gases as states of matter.

Changes of state
Students

  • identify solids, liquids and gases as states of matter
  • recognise that a change of state can be caused by adding or removing heat(ACSSU046)
  • describe examples of changes of state in everyday life
  • predict and observe the effects of adding or removing heat on a variety of solids and/or liquids

Day Outline

Arrival / Morning Tea / Toilet Break
(approx. 20 minutes)
Introductory Presentation The day kicks off with a meet and greet with our enthusiastic Rangers before enjoying an interactive and engaging presentation.
(approx. 25 minutes)
Grouping: Students are divided into their groups of approximately x 30 students and are allocated a Ranger guide for each activity.
Activity 1 Students participate in each activity for approximately 30 minutes.
Activity 2 Students participate in each activity for approximately 30 minutes.
Lunch / Toilet Break
(approx. 25 minutes)
Activity 3 Students participate in each activity for approximately 30 minutes.
Activity 4 Students participate in each activity for approximately 30 minutes.
Wrap Up / Conclusion / Toilet Break
(approx. 20 minutes)

Activities

INTRODUCTION
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. Students will identify and differentiate solids, liquids, gases and understand that you must ADD or REMOVE heat to change the state. Students also identify and observe what a hypothesis is, the different states in everyday life and how humans use this knowledge to their advantage when creating new and improved technology. Witnessing liquid nitrogen students will see how we can turn water into ice instantly, turn solids into liquids and liquids to gases with a fire ball rocket fuel explosion.

ACTIVITY 1: Lava Lamp and Exploding Bag Challenge
Students see first-hand the effects of mixing liquids and solids together to create heat which then turns to gas. Students then apply heat to a liquid to create a gas which will explode soda water EVERYWHERE! Finally, this activity challenges the students to complete the ice challenge. Working together students strategise how to covert solids to liquids in under 60 seconds! Are your students up for the challenge?

ACTIVITY 2: Chemical Rockets
This is the perfect STEM experiment. Here students are given an array of materials to launch a rocket using vinegar and bi-carb soda. Using their knowledge of solids, liquids and gases from the morning presentation, students race against the clock to be the first team to successfully launch their rocket 10m into the air. This task is challenging and extremely stimulation. The best way to explore HEAT and its effects on our states of matter.

ACTIVITY 3: Launching Gas 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 gases’ 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 pressurised gas and how humans use this in their every-day life.

ACTIVITY 4: Mystery Matter Slime
Students will LOVE getting their hands all dirty and slimy with this activity. Students identify if the slime is a SOLID or a LIQUID as it shares properties of both states of matter. Here students will be changing the shape of an object by applying a force to it to change its particles. Students will be stretching the slime, and punching it to compact the slime. The best part= students get to take the slime home with them.

Locations

North Sydney

  • Bobbin Head Ku-ring-gai National Park
  • Clifton Gardens Chowder Bay Mosman
  • Lane Cove National Park

South Sydney

  • Bonnie Vale Royal National Park
  • Shelly Park Beach Cronulla

Western Sydney

  • Auburn Botanic Gardens
  • Western Sydney Parklands

Illawarra

  • Illawarra Fly Treetops
  • Stanwell Park Beach Reserve – TOP PICK
  • Wollongong Botanic Gardens

View the Google Map below for marked locations.

$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. This price excludes transport. (Minimum charge of x35 students).

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Please note this will be an additional cost to the excursion price and a seperate quote will be provided to you.

Please note this is a tentative booking. After your booking request is submitted, we will be in touch via email to confirm the requested date and arrange the final details for the booking.

North Sydney

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Illawarra

Title Address Description
Bobbin Head Ku-ring-gai National Park
Bobbin Head Rd, New South Wales, Australia
Lane Cove National Park
Lane Cove National Park, Riverside Dr, North Ryde NSW 2113, Australia
Clifton Gardens Chowder Bay Mosman
Chowder Bay, New South Wales, Australia
Shelly Park Beach
Shelly Park, 70-110 Ewos Parade, Cronulla NSW 2230, Australia
Bonnie Vale Royal National Park
Bonnie Vale Picnic Area, 2 Sea Breeze Ln, Royal National Park NSW 2233, Australia
Western Sydney Parklands
Western Sydney Parklands, Eastern Creek NSW 2766, Australia
Auburn Botanic Gardens
Auburn Botanic Gardens, Chisholm Rd &, Chiswick Rd, Auburn NSW 2144, Australia
Illawarra Fly Treetops
182 Knights Hill Rd, Knights Hill NSW 2577, Australia
Stanwell Park Beach Reserve
Stanwell Park Beach Reserve, Stanwell Park NSW 2508, Australia
Wollongong Botanic Gardens
Wollongong Botanic Garden, Murphys Ave, Keiraville NSW 2500, Australia