Heat (Solids, Liquids & Gases) Incursion

Science

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

$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

The classroom will be heating up in this exciting incursion focussing on heat and states of matter! With explosions, liquid nitrogen and fun interactive experiments, your students will never think science is boring again after this action-packed day! Filled with engaging demonstrations and interactive experiments showcasing the power of HEAT, our experienced Rangers will take your students on a journey to explore the varying states of solids, liquids and gases in a thoroughly immersive and imaginative way. Using liquid nitrogen, watch as our Rangers turn water into ice instantly! See the delight on your students faces as we launch 1000 ping pong balls into the air by converting liquid into gas and then create a rocket fuel explosion – all in the name of science! Students can try their hand at creating lava lamps, launching gas pressure rockets and making magical state-changing 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 on this amazing and educational incursion!
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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 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 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

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. 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. The introduction concludes with a large BANG with over 1,000 ping pong balls flying through the air= FUN FUN FUN.

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.

$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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