Welcome to the teacher area
Please click on the images below to view information relating to registration and booking, and for access to the teacher materials for each theme.
The teacher material includes a help sheet with everything you need to know to run this experiment with your class and answer any questions posed in the exercises. You are also provided with supplementary information for a deeper understanding of each topic.
The table below summarises the available experiments and the curriculum relevance for each.
|Theme||Experiment||Number of Groups||Curriculum Relevance|
|Nuclear:|| • Turntable
| • 8 (Groups of two)
• 8 (Groups of two)
• All matter is made of atoms which are composed of protons, neutrons and electrons; natural radioactivity arises from the decay of nuclei in atoms (ACSSU177)
VCE Unit 1: Area of Study 1: Nuclear physics and radioactivity
• Explain why some atomic nuclei are stable and others are not
|Environment:|| • Solar Hot-Water
• Cyclone Station
• Weather Station
| • unlimited
• The values and needs of contemporary society can influence the focus of scientific research (ACSHE228)
VCE Units 1&2: Detailed study 3.4: Investigations: Flight
• explain lift in terms of Bernoulli’s principle and the rate of change of momentum
VCE Units 1&2: Detailed study 3.5: Investigations: Sustainable Energy Sources
• explain the terms sustainable and renewable in terms of energy use
Sustainability (Solar Hot Water)
• World Views
– World views that recognise the dependence of living things on healthy ecosystems, and value diversity and social justice are essential for achieving sustainability (Ol.4).
– Actions for a more sustainable future reflect values of care, respect and responsibility, and require us to explore and understand environments (Ol.7).
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and culture (Weather Station)
– Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities maintain a special connection to and responsibility for Country/Place throughout all of Australia (Ol.2).
– Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples’ ways of life are uniquely expressed through ways of being, knowing, thinking and doing (Ol.5).
|Structure:|| • eVBL
• 3D Imaging
• Photoelectric Effect
| • 1
• 8 (Groups of two)
VCE Units 1&2: Detailed study 3.6: Medical Physics
• describe and evaluate the use of lasers as intense energy sources for medical treatments
VCE Units 3&4: Detailed study 3.4: Synchrotron and its Applications
• compare the characteristics of synchrotron radiation, including brightness, spectrum and divergence with the characteristics of electromagnetic radiation from other sources including lasers and X-ray tubes
VCE Unit 4: Area of Study 2: Interactions of Light and Matter
• Analyse the photoelectric effect in terms of:
The above key areas of curriculum relevance have been taken from www.australiancurriculum.edu.au. A more comprehensive listing of curriculum relevances for the various experiments can be found in the document below.