Is It Fair?

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Duration: 30-min show + 45-60-min workshop
Cost: From $12.00 per student (ex. GST)
Program Outline:

The ‘Is It Fair?’ program has been designed to help teachers achieve the Australian Curriculum content descriptions in Science Inquiry Skills.

Students will learn about the concept of a fair test and the scientific method of experimentation.

Students participate in a range of learning methods and scientific techniques including class discussion, class experimentation, group activities and experiments, measuring and recording data, analysing results and preparing experiments.

The activities and experiments cover a range of Science topics.

The program is intended for age groups from Years 3-6.

For more information about the program, please contact us.

  • A large indoor space – your school hall is ideal! We would need enough space to have both the science show and workshop set up at the same time to allow for maximum use of time.
  • Four trestle tables or equivalent
  • Nearby access to water
Program Includes:
  • 30-minute show for all classes together
  • 45-60-minute hands-on workshop for each individual class (maximum of 30 students per session)
Curriculum Links:
  • Year 3-4: With guidance, identify questions in familiar contexts that can be investigated scientifically and make predictions based on prior knowledge (ACSIS053/ACSIS064)
  • Year 3-4: With guidance, plan and conduct scientific investigations to find answers to questions, considering the safe use of appropriate materials and equipment (ACSIS054/ACSIS065)
  • Year 3-4: Consider the elements of fair tests and use formal measurements and digital technologies as appropriate, to make and record observations accurately (ACSIS055/ACSIS066)
  • Year 3-4: Use a range of methods including tables and simple column graphs to represent data and to identify patterns and trends (ACSIS057/ACSIS068)
  • Year 3-4: Compare results with predictions, suggesting possible reasons for findings (ACSIS215/ACSIS216)
  • Year 3-4: Reflect on investigations, including whether a test was fair or not (ACSIS058/ACSIS069)
  • Year 3-4: Represent and communicate observations, ideas and findings using formal and informal representations (ACSIS060/ACSIS071)
  • Year 5-6: With guidance, pose clarifying questions and make predictions about scientific investigations (ACSIS231/ACSIS232)
  • Year 5-6: Identify, plan and apply the elements of scientific investigations to answer questions and solve problems using equipment and materials safely and identifying potential risks (ACSIS086/ACSIS103)
  • Year 5-6: Decide variables to be changed and measured in fair tests, and observe measure and record data with accuracy using digital technologies as appropriate (ACSIS087/ACSIS104)
  • Year 5-6: Construct and use a range of representations, including tables and graphs, to represent and describe observations, patterns or relationships in data using digital technologies as appropriate (ACSIS090/ACSIS107)
  • Year 5-6: Compare data with predictions and use as evidence in developing explanations (ACSIS218/ACSIS221)
  • Year 5-6: Reflect on and suggest improvements to scientific investigations (ACSIS091/ACSIS108)

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