Years 2 to 6

Term 4, 2019: Saturday 19 October  2019 to Saturday 7 December 2019 (8 Weeks)

All of the courses start at 1.00 pm and finish at 4.00 pm. The first Saturday of term will include an orientation for students and their parents, which will provide a chance for parents to meet with teachers.

In Term 4, we are pleased to offer the following packages for students from Years 2 to 6:

TWO COURSES: TO INFINITY AND BEYOND AND THE SCIENCE BEHIND DIGESTION

Courses are offered as a package, with two courses in each package, meaning all students enrolled will do both courses. 

Each class integrates hands-on activities around an interesting and exciting central theme.  This term students will learn about:

TO INFINITY AND BEYOND - PHILIPPA LAM

Rockets and space exploration bring a sense of awe and curiosity to all age groups. Understanding the intricate physical science behind the spacecraft and asking the big questions about beyond, is intriguing. In “To Infinity and Beyond” students will get a chance to become rocket engineers, physicists and explorers in a fun and inspiring program. 

What better way to learn about the rocket physics than build one yourself? This course will facilitate each student to build their own functional model. To support this practical investigation, students will learn the physical science behind rockets and how objects move on Earth and in space. Students will be challenged to apply this knowledge in a range of scenarios through experiments with everyday objects. They will become experts at understanding Newton’s Laws of Motion and be able to hypothesise current boundaries or limitations that must be overcome in rocket science. Finally, by the end of this course, each student will be able to launch their rocket with imagination and scientific curiosity that will foster their minds to tackle the greater questions of rocket science. 

THE SCIENCE BEHIND DIGESTION - ANNALISE MADDRELL

Journey into the unseen, as we uncover the science behind our digestive system. This course will put age old scientific theories into practice, exploring how acids work to digest proteins, bile supports the breakdown of fat and with both of these elements how we keep the pH of our gut in check! Each week will include an interactive, fun and informative science experiment that will help shape students’ knowledge and understanding of our digestive processes.

This course will develop students understanding of the digestive system and the many moving parts, from mechanical to chemical digestion and the integral organs that facilitate the breakdown of our food. The chemical messengers, digestive hormones and digestive enzymes, will also be explored as we take a closer look at the many chemical interactions at play in our gut. We will also investigate key elements of our food, like gluten and fats, in order to better understand how these foods are digested.

The course will operate with 8 or more participants and spaces are strictly limited. Each class runs for one-and-a-half hours.

COST: $495 INC GST 

* This fee includes all resources and materials.  

Enrolments close on Tuesday 8 October 2019. No student will be permitted to attend without prior notification.further information, please contact the PLC Sydney Extension Centre or call (+612) 9704 5634.

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