Incursions

Primary Incursion – Towards a Sustainable Penrith Lakes

How the incursion works:
Staff from PLEEC will arrive at your school before your ‘recess’ break to set up and observe your school’s protocols for incursions. They will deliver 2x 30-40 minute session introducing Penrith Lakes and displaying water bugs founds at Penrith Lakes. At your ‘lunch’ break PLEEC staff will pack up and return to the Education Centre.

The incursion touches on syllabus outcomes for :

  1. Science – Living world, 4LW-S, and explains can how students may work scientifically.
  2. Geography – Local area , GE-1 and GE-2, Features of Places, Places are Different and Factors that Shape Places

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Secondary Stage 4 Science Incursion – Living Lakes

How the incursion works:
Staff from PLEEC will arrive at your school before your ‘recess’ break to set up and observe your school’s protocols for incursions. They will deliver a 70-80 minute program x 2. At your ‘lunch’ break PLEEC staff will pack up and return to the Education Centre.

Activities:

  • Water testing (all testing equipment & water samples provided by PLEEC staff)
  • Water bug analysis (water bugs & magnifier provided)
  • Food webs and trophic levels (worksheet activity only)

The incursion touches on syllabus outcomes for :

LW1 
There are differences within and between groups of organisms; classification helps organise this diversity: (ACSSU111)

  1. use simple keys to identify a range of plants and animals
  2. identify some examples of groups of microorganisms
  3. explain how the features of some Australian plants and animals are adaptations for survival and reproduction in their environment

LW5 Science and technology contribute to finding solutions to conserving and managing sustainable ecosystem:

  1. construct and interpret food chains and food webs, including examples from Australian ecosystems
  2. describe interactions between organisms in food chains and food webs, including producers, consumers and decomposers (ACSSU112)

Working Scientifically Skills:

SC4-6WS: follows a sequence of instructions to safely undertake a range of investigation types, collaboratively and individually.

SC4-7WS: processes and analyses data from a first-hand investigation and secondary sources to identify trends, patterns and relationships, and draw conclusions.

 

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Renewable Energy Education Trailer Incursion | Stage 3-5 | Science

This excursion addresses outcomes from the NESA Stage 3-5 Science Syllabus.

Focus – ‘Physical World’

This new program has been created to cater for all students from Stage 3 -Stage 5.

Sustainability is complex and requires interdisciplinary knowledge and skills – Maths, Science, Geography etc, in order for students to truly become 21st Century citizens – capable of change!

This unique and highly engaging program allows students to learn about energy and perform a first-hand investigation using various equipment and data collection methods to critically analyse the different energy generation methods and their impacts.

Students are guaranteed to be involved in a number of engaging and hands on experiences during the course of the day. Through these students will further develop their knowledge and understanding, group work and working scientifically skills.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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