All our programs are either tailored to support relevant units within the new curriculum, or as specifically requested by our clients.
Our “Earth and Space” programs for years 11-12 have been specifically developed for units of study in Earth and Environmental Science. Each can however be tailored to a school’s needs. The programs are great fun and involve the exploration of a built environment (excursions), or an exciting interactive PPP with a guided exploration of school grounds (incursions). Students gain an understanding of earth’s place in our solar system. They also learn about the technology that has enabled man to walk on the moon and beyond. These programs are delivered by passionate facilitators with specialist knowledge on earth sciences, astrology and/or astrophysics. The experiences can be delivered to complement the following units or modules:
This adventure takes the students on a journey through the earth’s interior and atmosphere, out to the scarcely explored reaches of our solar system. Students learn about the technologies at the forefront of space research and have the opportunity to speak with experts in a chosen field. If you are seeking a different approach to your “Earth and Space” study, we can design a program that is suitable for you.
Below is an example itinerary for a 1-day “Earth and Space” excursion. All excursions packages include the necessary work booklets and equipment.
|13:00||Tour group pick- Second Nature have a fleet of vehicles available to cater for any number of passengers (within reason). We can provide transport to and from schools and airports|
|13:45||Arrive at destination for Activity session 1 This activity involves a guided exploration of the displays (and possibly exhibits) available at your chosen observatory. Students will learn about the earth’s internal and atmospheric structure, and its position within our solar system.|
|15:15||Activity Session 2 Catch one of the awesome educational shows available at your chosen observatory. Many venues have theatres and/or skydomes for guest entertainment. This means that students can enjoy a unique, virtual experience of the space environment.|
|16:00||Activity Session 3 The students will continue their guided exploration of the displays, with the focus shifting this time to the incredible feats in technology that have allowed mankind to explore space. Some of these technologies will be available for students to view and interact with. This activity can also include a talk from an engineer (for NASA) or other space-related profession.|
|17:00||Activity Session 4 Stargazing on the lawn (or from the observatory). Second Nature can provide telescopes for optimised student viewing. Your guides will supply a commentary highlighting important constellations and other points of interest.|
|18:00||Depart destination, back to school or airport|
|18:45||Arrive back at institution or airport when required|