On Monday, the Year Three students headed off on our excursion to Scitech. We have been learning about ‘Forces and Functions’ as part of our MAPPEN unit in Term 3 and were keen to find out more about interesting Science concepts and ‘the way things work’.
We headed off on the bus in the morning and couldn’t wait to explore all of the awesome things at Scitech! When we arrived, the Scitech staff welcomed us and explained what we would be doing for the day. We had a chance to explore the general exhibition area before heading off to the Planetarium for our first show. The Planetarium is a big room where the screen takes up the whole roof! We learnt about stars, planets and constellations, before watching a movie called ‘Tilt’ – which taught us about the reasons for having different seasons.
We then enjoyed some free time to check out the general exhibitions before heading to our next planned activity, which was called ‘Earth Matters’. We learnt and talked about the habitats of animals and how people can have a lasting impact on everything around them. We then had time to explore the activities, games and learning spaces in the ‘Earth Matters’ exhibition. Ella made a card for the sustainability wall that said “Everyone makes a difference”. They sure do Ella!
After lunch, we had some more free exploration time before heading to our last show, called ‘Lightbulb Moments’. At this show we learnt about sustainable energy and how humans have developed more sustainable ways to power our world over time. We even got to see a mini explosion! It was awesome!
Kyleigh – I liked everything but the Planetarium was the coolest because it felt like we went into space.
Callum – My favourite part about Scitech was powering the ‘micro town’ in a team. We had to work together to pedal the bikes so that the town could have electricity. When the battery got maxed out, the power was sent out to the whole town!
Nalo – I liked the wind tunnel game where you got to put pieces of fabric into a tunnel because we got to see how air can make objects travel quickly and to different places. Also, It was fun trying to catch them.
Nathan – In the Planetarium, I learnt that Jupiter is the biggest planet.
We had a great time at Scitech and learnt many interesting and exciting things about our world.
From the Year Three students, Mrs Ryan & Miss Williams