Exploring space: By request video conference (Stage 1, Stage 2, Stage 3)
Explore space with robotic coding unplugged challenges. Then Stage 1-3 dives into their specific content, causes of day and night, Earth’s relationship with the Sun, Earth’s place in our Solar System.
Take one small step, then a giant leap as we investigate the exploration of our Solar System. In teams, learners will work in a coding unplugged game with Scratch as they look at how robots learn to explore hostile worlds such as Mars.
Following the group work, different Stages blast off to investigate:
The causes of Day and Night (Stage 1),
The Earth’s relationship with the Sun (Stage 2), or
The Earth’s place in our Solar System (Stage 3).
To end, we look at the future of space exploration and the roles young learners may play in the future. To the stars…
IS THIS A FREE EVENT? No
BROUGHT TO YOU BY: Powerhouse
Live Event - By Request
$110 per class of 30 learners.
An email with payment instructions will be sent after the booking has been completed.
ST1-10ES-S, ST1-1WS-S, ST2-10ES-S, ST2-1WS-S, ST3-10ES-S, ST3-1WS-S,
Main KLA, Strand, Sub Strand
Science and Tech » Working Scientifically and Design and Production » Earth and Space
Learning Intentions & Success Criteria
Participants will learn to:
- Identify key changes in the sky Stage 1
- Identify key factors in the Earth Sun relationship Stage 2
- Identify the Earth’s place in the solar system Stage 3
- Code in teams as an exercise in collaboration
Success can be measured by the ability of the learners to:
- Explain, to their piers, the key features from their Stages’ program
- Describe some uses of code in the exploration of space
- Suggest further activities to expand their understanding of space
- Plan observations of key solar system objects and phenomena
Joining The Event
Requirements: Technology, Materials and Pre and Post event requirements.
A link to the video conference will be sent to the email you have registered with.
Connection to this live ZOOM video conference requires a connected computer with a webcam and microphone. Schools will need a large screen TV/projector and adequate sound for the whole class.
Each session will conduct a coding unplugged activity in which teams will program a rover on Mars and requires the teacher to download and print the Mars map. A link is to the Powerhouse Museum page is here: Scratch Coding Unplugged
The second half of the program is Stage specific and requires the teachers to download and print an activity. A link is to the Powerhouse Museum page is here:
Stage 1 resource: Day Night
Stage 2 resource: Reason for the Season
Stage 3 resource: IAU planet or not?
If you have any queries please contact the provider
Name: Bookings team
Phone: 61 2 9217 0222
Email: [email protected]
Will This Event Be Recorded?