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EARTH & SPACE SCIENCE 

Our incursions are facilitated by a team of engaging and highly motivated staff.

Schools, Kindergartens, OSHC, and Vacation Care Centres

Duration: 1-3hrs

Cost : $13-$15/student (up to 30 students per 1 hr session)

If you would like a customized incursion please contact us.

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ALL SPACED OUT!

We are all from space dust! All spaced out is an interactive incursion that will spark students curiosity about the world around them and advancements in space exploration. We investigate how earth's position relates to space and have fun modelling the solar system, neighbouring stars and galaxies. Students will be guided through several fun activities as they learn more about themselves-within this beautiful world we call home!

Learning Outcomes

  • Students will learn the main celestial bodies that are in our solar system

  • Understand the vastness and scale of the universe

Activities

  • Introductions and prior knowledge discussion

  • Identify and build a model of our solar system

  • Understand the recent space exploration and advancements

  • Build a lunar habitat

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MISSION TO MARS

Mars has been a topic of many conversations in recent years. It is a fascinating planet, as it is icy cold and covered with reddish dirt and dust. Like Earth, Mars shelters volcanoes, gullies, and flat plains. Over time we’ve sent four different robotic vehicles to learn more about the Red Planet- NASA's fifth rover for Mars landed in February 2020!

Learning Outcomes

  • Students investigate the unique features of Mars

  • Understand the challenges we will face in order to make Mars a habitable planet

Activities

  • Introductions and prior knowledge discussion

  • Mars scavenger hunt

  • Discuss main technologies required to set up a habitat

  • Build a habitat and Mars rover challenge

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BLASTING OFF!

Students will focus on aerospace engineering and how space flight has been achieved through an engineer's eyes. They'll build and launch a model rocket to learn about the forces around rockets, Newton's Laws, as well as other principles or challenges of actual space vehicle launches.

Learning Outcomes

  • Intro to aerospace engineering and space flight

  • Engineering design and redesign.

Activities

  • Introductions and prior knowledge discussion

  • Design a model rocket launcher

  • Build a model rocket launcher

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PLANET EARTH

Earth is a blue planet covered in water. With its wide variety of climates and weather, Earth has an amazing range of lifeforms that have adapted to every imaginable environment. Earth is truly one of the most beautiful planets in our solar system!

Learning Outcomes

  • Students investigate the earths unique positioning in the solar system

  • Awareness of gravity, centripetal force, earths unique spheres, size and positioning in the solar system

Activities

  • Introductions and prior knowledge discussion

  • Learn about the Earths place in our solar system

  • Understand the role of the moon and its effects on earth

  • Demo of centripetal forces and gravity

  • Earth spheres and the layers of the earth