Before the First Fleet arrived on Australian shores, what was the Aboriginal way of life? Why did the Europeans settle in Australia? How did the Aboriginal culture change after their arrival? All these questions - and many more - will be answered on this culturally invigorating excursion. The Gumaraa Rangers will guide your students through the traditions of one of the world’s oldest surviving cultures, teaching them about Aboriginal life before European settlement, the nature and consequences of contact between the Indigenous people and the settlers, and show them first-hand the integral part music, art and language had in their traditions. It’s an action-packed day that will surely have your students talking for weeks!
What is a force?
From friction to gravity, air pressure to magnetism and everything that could possibly lie 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.
Your students will never think science is boring again after his action-packed day! Filled with fun demonstrations and interactive experiments showcasing HEAT, our experienced Rangers will take your students on a journey to explore the three possible states of solids, liquids and gases in the most hands-on ways imaginable. Watch the 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!