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Physical World with Ranger Jamie

School Program Kindergarten

In this practical and interactive STEM based program, students investigate the physical characteristics of objects and how they move, and then observe objects in movement in real-life, outdoor contexts.

Students examine firsthand how push and pull forces create movement whilst exploring the fundamental concepts of force and motion using billycarts and an array of supplied resources.

This incursion will be sure to excite your students with an engaging, fun and fast paced day packed with exciting games and activities they will never forget!

Highlights & Inclusions

  • The day kicks off with a meet and greet with our enthusiastic Rangers before enjoying an interactive and engaging presentation.
  • Students are divided into their groups of approximately 30 students and are allocated a Ranger guide for each activity.
  • Students participate in Billy Cart Championship.
  • Students participate in Slime Bonanza.
  • Students participate in Launching Air Pressure Rockets.
  • Students participate in Object Movement Olympics.
  • Full Day Incursion (5 Hours) 9.30am – 2.30pm
  • Sessions can be structured to align with your school timetable.
  • Up to date Working with Children Check, Risk Assessment and Certificate of Currency provided.

Curriculum & Syllabuses (Kindergarten)

Syllabus Outcomes Addressed:

 STe-5PW-ST observes the way objects move and relates changes in motion to push and pull forces

  • STe-2DP-T develops solutions to an identified need
  • PDe-5 explores possible solutions to movement challenges through participation in a range of activities

Syllabus Content Focus:
Movement of objects

Students:

  • observe the way a variety of familiar objects move, for example: (ACSSU005)
    • sliding
    • rolling
    • spinning
    • bouncing
  • observe the effects of push and pull forces on familiar objects, for example: (ACSSU033)
    • changes in motion, eg starting, stopping, changing speed or direction
    • changes in shape, eg stretching, breaking
  • participate in guided investigations to explore how particular objects move on land, water and/or in the air, and how these objects are affected by forces (ACTDEK002)

Key inquiry questions:

  • What causes objects to move in different ways?

Facilitator Profile

At school, Jamie always had to study harder than the average student. He was a visual learner who struggled concentrating when learning from whiteboards and textbooks in the conventional classroom. Jamie found practical and hands-on experiences beyond the classroom environment more engaging and valuable for his learning style. This sparked his dream to create an educational tour company where students could excel in an outdoor environment, learning through quality, hands-on and engaging experiences in practical real-life settings.

Jamie studied a Bachelor of Environmental Science/Marine Biology at the University of Technology Sydney. Following graduation, he went on to work as a National Parks Ranger where he gained extensive knowledge and experience.

Jamie later realised that education was his calling, and began Ranger Jamie Tours in the hope that he could revolutionise the school excursion industry. His goal was to create and tailor school excursion programs to cater for all students. Jamie strived to recruit a dedicated and enthusiastic team who believed in delivering engaging, hands-on, quality experiences for all students. With a focus on environmental science, Australian flora and fauna, Australian history, ecosystems and sustainability, he hopes to inspire the next generation towards an environmentally aware and sustainable future.

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