Push & Pull Excursion

Science

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

Transport Methods Walking Grade

$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 Push & Pull

Your students will never look at STEM activities in the same way after this fun-packed excursion! Filled with hands-on experiments to give your students first-hand examples of push and pull forces in action, everything about this excursion is interactive and allows the students to explore how objects move and react to force. They will get their hands dirty making slime, investigate how different strengths of forces affect everyday objects by making and launching rockets 60m into the air, and test their knowledge of energy through the Ranger Jamie Olympic Games. Students will be able to witness and discuss the simple ways they use push and pull forces in everyday life, allowing them to further develop their understanding of forces and energy and how they can be used for specific purposes in products.
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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.

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 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 investigate how forces and energy are used in products as well as describe the effects of push and pulls on objects they encounter. This interactive presentation ends with a BANG! with over 1000 ping pong balls launching into the air your students will absolutely love this unforgettable experience.

ACTIVITY 1: Bushwalk – Students will be taken on a bushwalk through the incredible surrounding bushland, exploring the unique features of this scenic area. They’ll get to explore our native bushland, and be able to get up close and personal with the flora and fauna that can be found at this level, learning how movements can be observed in nature, for example with wind.

ACTIVITY 2: 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 such as pushing and pulling 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.

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 ‘flying’ 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 movement. A unique, engaging and action-packed activity focusing on pressure and its effects on everyday materials.

ACTIVITY 4: Billy Cart Championships Students in teams will be racing against each other on a race course with our custom-made billy carts. Students observe how objects with wheels move such as rolling, and how their movement changes when they are pushed or pulled. 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.

Locations

North Sydney

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

South Sydney

  • Bonnie Vale Royal National Park
  • Carss Park Bush Park
  • Shelly Park Beach Cronulla

Western Sydney

  • Auburn Botanic Gardens
  • Western Sydney Parklands

Illawarra

  • 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

Sydney City (CBD)

South Sydney

Western Sydney

Illawarra

Title Address Description
Bobbin Head Ku-ring-gai National Park
Bobbin Head Rd, New South Wales, 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
Carss Park Bush Park
Carss Bush Park, Carwar Ave, Carss Park NSW 2221, 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
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
Auburn Botanic Gardens
Auburn Botanic Gardens, Chisholm Rd &, Chiswick Rd, Auburn NSW 2144, Australia