HANDS ON MINI ACTIVITIES (1 DAY PROGRAM)
Renowned Australian science educator Sam Gibbs will be the lead instructor for the programs. During AEROSPACE AND SCIENCE DISCOVERY CAMP, he will bring across some of the essential elements of science, primarily physics exclusively for the students. The program has been designed with a particular focus on foundation concepts of force, motion, energy, thermodynamics, and other scientific processes.
Mr. Gibbs brings with him 14 years of expertise in conducting informal science programs in SE Asia. He has invested these years in developing highly engaging, fun and educational presentations and activities that are critical to the understanding of science and its importance in our everyday lives. Since 2003 he has successfully engaged approximately 150,000 students across the world through these programs.
The Aerospace Science Discovery Camp duration is of 6 hours with the option of either the day or an evening camp. The group size varies from 180-200 students from classes’ 3-10 grades.
DETAILED OVERVIEW OF ACTIVITIES DURING AEROSPACE AND SCIENCE DISCOVERY CAMP :
1. SPECIAL HD AND INTERACTIVE PRESENTATION ON THE SOLAR SYSTEM AND SPACE EXPLORATION
This engaging presentation provides an in-depth insight into the wonders of the solar system and Universe beyond. The principal focus is to develop a more in-depth understanding of the extraordinary diversity of planets, their moons, and our place in the Universe.
2. THE AMAZING ELECTROMAGNETIC SPECTRUM WITH HANDS-ON LEARNING EXPERIMENTS
Using innovative and thoughtfully planned hands-on activities, participants will be able to explore the realms of the electromagnetic spectrum. Using high-quality diffraction gratings, we split light into its component colors. Then ask the students to become involved in predictive analysis and the formation of hypothesis during a series of simple but elegant experiments.
3. SOLAR ASTRONOMY WITH DEDICATED TELESCOPES AND OBSERVING EQUIPMENT
Using a series of specially designed telescopes and support equipment, it is possible to observe the sun safely. These telescopes are state of the art recent technology developments that have granted us the opportunity to do what was formerly the realm of research science and big-budget supporting equipment.
4. BRIDGE AND TOWER ENGINEERING CHALLENGE WITH K’nex
The K’nex engineering challenge provides an essential opportunity for students to learn the principles of engineering. Teams are asked to find ways to create their structures using collaborative work ethics, creative design input, and most importantly, stable, self-supporting structures.
5. SODA STRAW ROCKET-BUILD AND LAUNCH
Included in this activity is precision scissor work, unique folding, and forming of materials that result in a fully functional model rocket.
6. PAPER MODEL AIRCRAFT BUILD AND FLY
The paper aircraft is a real performer and fun to fly but also a valuable learning experience in following instructions, developing focus, concentration, and a clear understanding of performance-related results in precision engineering.