Push & Pull – 2 Hour Incursion

Science

Syllabus Outcomes ST1-9PW-ST | ST1-7PW | ST1-2DP-T | PD1-4 | PD1-5

$900.00

Unlimited students. 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.

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About Push & Pull

In this fast-paced 2hour practical and interactive STEM based incursion, students investigate the physical characteristics of objects and how they move such as bouncing, flying, jumping, rolling and sliding. Students examine firsthand how push and pull forces create movement whilst exploring the fundamental concepts of force and motion exploring rockets and slime.

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Syllabus Outcomes Addressed

ST1-9PW-ST Investigates how forces and energy are used in products
ST1-7PW Describes effects of pushes and pulls on objects they encounter
ST1-2DP-T Uses materials, tools and equipment to develop solutions for a need or opportunity
PD1-4 performs movement skills in a variety of sequences and situations
PD1-5 proposes a range of alternatives to solve movement challenges through participation in a range of activities
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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.

What's Included

GoPro Short Film 1 Supplementry Lesson Ideas Completed Risk Assessment

Syllabus Content Focus

Key inquiry questions answered

  • How are forces used for a purpose?
  • Describe the effects of push and pull on familiar objects
  • Explore how different strengths of push and pull affect the movement of objects
  • Demonstrate ways people use push and pull in their everyday life

Forces and energy in products
Students:

  • explore how technologies use forces to create movement in products (ACTDEK002)
  • design and develop a product that uses one or more forms of energy to create change

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 partake in each activity for approximately 30 minutes.
Activity 2 Students partake in each activity for approximately 30 minutes.
Lunch / Toilet Break
(approx. 25 minutes)
Activity 3 Students partake in each activity for approximately 30 minutes.
Activity 4 Students partake 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. 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.

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: 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.

$900.00

Unlimited students. 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.

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