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PHYSICAL AND CHEMICAL 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)

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LIGHT AND SOUND

Students investigate the characteristics of light and sound through sensory methods. We look at the main characteristics of light and sound and conduct practical hand-on activities and demonstrations to reinforce the behaviour of light and sound as both particles and waves.

Learning Outcomes

  • Using a sensory approach, students will investigate how light and sound are generated, transmitted and received

  • Students explore light and sound in our everyday life

Activities

  • Introductions and Discussion

  • Demonstration of how light travels through different objects and how it is absorbed and reflected.

  • Look at the light spectrum and conduct a UV light investigation

  • Visualise Sound vibration demonstration with a vibration speaker

  • Make a string instrument from everyday household materials

  • Participate in a group activity to build a wave machine

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STATES OF MATTER

A fun incursion designed to explore the 3 main states of matter. Solids, liquids and gases are explored using creative games, demonstrations and hands-on activities. We also investigate materials that act as both liquids and solids. Students get the opportunity to reflect on the concepts and the end of the session

Learning Outcomes

  • Students explore the changes of state that occur between liquids, solids and gas.

Activities

  • Introductions and Discussion of prior knowledge

  • Conduct material classification activity in an interactive group game

  • Demonstrate the properties of solids liquids and gases

  • Investigate the change in viscosity of a liquid due to temperature

  • Gas expansion group activity

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SLIME AND SNOW

Polymers are everywhere in our daily life from plastics to our DNA. The term polymer is often used to describe plastics, which are synthetic polymers. However, natural polymers also exist; rubber, wood, and even Proteins are natural polymers made up of amino acids, and nucleic acids (DNA and RNA)

Learning Outcomes

  • We explore various types of polymers that exist in our everyday life both man-made and natural.

Activities​

  • Introductions and Discussion of prior knowledge

  • Polymer chains activity

  • Create some super bouncy slime

  • Investigate super absorbent polymers and uses of them in everyday life