Under the Sea

Free

Course Overview

STEMLINC Video Conferencing: Students will explore life in our ocean, how physical aspects of the deep sea make it hard to explore and the innovations and endeavours humans have taken to travel to our deepest ocean trenches.  Students will explore life in our ocean, how physical aspects of the deep sea make it hard to explore and the innovations and endeavours humans have taken to travel to our deepest ocean trenches. The students will look at what is buoyancy and the effect of shape on buoyancy.  Ecolinc joins forces with Questacon for this event.  Book early to avoid disappointment.

Note: This program uses ZOOM.

Year Level Suitability: 3-6

Duration: 1 hour

STEM in a Box:

This program is supported with both a teacher and student guide.  These provide information to prepare you and your students for the session and extension activities for afterwards to help maximise student learning.

Background Information:

Our oceans are massive, and they are mysterious. Less than 10% of our deep oceans have been explored in any great detail. Nevertheless, what we do know is fascinating! This virtual excursion introduces students to the wonderful diversity beneath the waves, and looks at the challenges people face in ocean exploration. They will explore biodiversity, buoyancy and technology.

Buoyancy is caused by a difference in pressure at different levels in fluid.  Particles that are lower down are pushed down by the weight of all the particles above them.

Prior Knowledge:

No prior knowledge is assumed. 

Learning Intentions

In this program students will:

  • Explore neutral buoyancy and the impact of the density of an object
  • Experiment with the exertion of forces through direct and indirect contact
  • Investigate related concepts of pressure and light as well as looking at some innovations in the field

Activities

In this program students will:

  • View film clips and demonstrations
  • Participate in hands-on activities and games. 

Victorian Curriculum

Science

  • Levels 3-4: Science knowledge helps people to understand the effects of their actions (VCSSU056)
  • Levels 3-4: Forces can be exerted by one object on another through direct contact or from a distance(VCSSU064)
  • Level 3-4: With guidance, identify questions in familiar contexts that can be investigated scientifically and predict what might happen based on prior knowledge(VCSIS065)
  • Levels 3-4: Compare results with predictions, suggesting possible reasons for findings(VCSIS070)
  • Levels 5-6: Scientific understandings, discoveries and inventions are used to inform personal and community decisions and to solve problems that directly affect people’s lives (VCSSU073)

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Dates & Times 2020

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August 13th 10 am

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August 13th 2 pm

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October 29th 2 pm

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