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WA’s Most Exciting Excursion Destination

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Excursions

The main objective of the GDC is to provide exciting and inspiring science education programs. We aim to ignite students’ interest in Science. Primary Education Programs focus on science, gravity, the Solar System and beyond. Students perform freefall experiments from the Leaning Tower, engage with interactive exhibits and displays, and learn about our Sun, solar energy and our Solar System.

NEW this year is the opportunity to experience daytime solar viewing at Gingin Observatory as part of your excursion experience!  Gingin Observatory is located immediately next door to the GDC. The Observatory takes school and general public bookings for evening stargazing sessions.

Download Booking form 2014

 

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Incursions

Rocket Science Made EasyModel rocketry, water propelled rockets, rocket science and hands-on activities. This practical, fun and engaging session is the perfect introduction to rocketry and the basics of rocket science. A fantastic 45-50 minute session which can be repeated throughout the day to suit your timetable.

Rocket Making An intensive 2 hour workshop in which students build, design and launch their own bottle rockets. This is an engaging hands-on session for understanding the basics of rocket science. Session includes solid propellant rockets and video footage from rock-cam for your school.

Einstein’s Gravity – NEW in 2014 

Fascinating, informative, inspiring. This incursion uses a large flexible model of the universe to replicate gravitational wells, curved space and orbital paths of objects in space. Practical hands-on experiments using additional resources. Suitable for upper primary and secondary students.

Our Solar SystemNEW in 2014

Discover our Solar System. Planet orbits. Phases of the Moon. Orbital phases. Scale and distance. Fun hands-on activities using engaging equipment in indoor and outdoor activities. This session can be tailored to suit your requirements and suited to fit a shorter or longer session. A great opportunity for discussion and questions (45-90 mins).

Incursion programs are suitable for a range of group sizes and all ages. Cost $5 per student, or $10 per student for extended sessions (Minimum costs apply).

Download Incursion booking form 2014

Essential information

Download Certificate of Currency

Download Excursion Management Plan 2014

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Teacher Resources

Teacher resources,  student worksheets and lesson ideas are available on the Teacher Resources section.

 

Professional Learning

Professional Learning sessions are planned for 2014. Details will be available soon regarding events and dates.