Outstanding Year in Education

towerSchool groups have attended the Gravity Discovery Centre in record numbers in 2012. More than 100 school groups consisting of almost 3000 students have visited this year to participate in education programs. The overwhelmingly positive feedback from both teachers and students reflects highly on the success of our excursion programs. We look forward to continued improvement and success in 2013 and beyond.

Teacher Feedback

An excursion feedback survey is collected from both teachers and students following every school visit to the centre. In 2012 the collated feedback data provides strong evidence that Gravity Discovery Centre education programs are fulfilling and exceeding expectations and outcomes for both teachers and students. The results for teacher feedback gathered from school excursions to the centre in 2012 are:

98% – would recommend the excursion program to others

100% - the program was clearly and informatively presented

96% – was relevant to the Australian Curriculum – Science

98% – useful in increasing students’ enthusiasm towards science

Student Feedback

Student feedback surveys are collected for all primary and secondary school excursions from year 3 upwards. The results for student feedback gathered from school excursions to the centre in 2012 are:

81% - the excursion was better than expected

83% – was clearly and interestingly presented

75% – taught me that scientists are searching for answers to things I don’t know

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