Physical World

Investigate physical phenomena such as forces, motion and energy through hands-on exploration at the Faraday Centre. Choose from a range of programmes or ask our educators for a programme tailored to your Physical World focus.

Start Date 01/02/2016
Finish Date 06/07/2017
Duration 1.5 hours
Years Years 1 - 8
Cost $4.00 per student, adults free
Venue Faraday Centre, Napier
Learning Areas Science, Technology, at the Faraday Centre

Van de Graaff generator

Choose one of the programmes listed below or talk to our educators about tailoring a programme to support your classroom focus.

Simple Machines strand:

  • Wheels and Levers - Hands-on introduction to simple machines (Years 1-3)
  • Give Me Strength - Lifting and shifting with pulleys, gears and levers (Years 3-6)
  • Mighty Machines - Investigating how simple and compound machines make work easier (Years 6-8)

Forces and Motion strand:

  • Push, Pull - Discovering friction, gravity and magnetism (Years 1-3)
  • Feel the Force - Investigating gravity, friction, air resistance and magnetism (Years 3-6)
  • Defying Gravity - Investigating the forces used to achieve strong structures and flight (Years 6-8)

Electricity strand:

  • Bright Sparks - Introduction to electricity and magnetism (Years 3-6)
  • Volts, Jolts and Circuitry - Investigating static electricity, power generation and electromagnetism (Years 6-8)

For more information phone Gaynor on (06) 833 9788, or book now

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