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Heat with Ranger Jamie

School Program Years 5-6

Watch as the excitement heats up in this interactive and action-packed STEM-based incursion, with rockets, explosions and liquid nitrogen!

Prepare your students to get their hands dirty as they discover the effect of heat on the properties and behaviour of materials by making their very own slime!

With explosive demonstrations and hands-on experiments, students will examine the result of combining different materials and discover how materials can be changed and manipulated.

Students will investigate the different properties of solids, liquids, gases, plasma and non-Newtonian fluids and discover what happens when combining and separating certain mixtures.

Watch as our professional Rangers turn water into ice instantly Using liquid nitrogen,.

Students will be in awe as we launch 1000 ping pong balls into the air by converting liquid into gas and afterwards, create a rocket fuel explosion.

Competitive and educational challenges, lava lamp making and chemical and pressure rockets will have students bursting with excitement and brimming with knowledge in this unforgettable learning experience.

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  Lava Lamp and Exploding Bag Challenge.
  • Students participate in Chemical Rockets.
  • Students participate in Launching Gas Rockets.
  • Students participate in Mystery Matter Slime.
  • 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 (Years 5-6)

Syllabus Outcomes Addressed:

  • ST3-6MW-S explains the effect of heat on the properties and behaviour of materials
  • ST3-1WS-S plans and conducts scientific investigations to answer testable questions, and collects and summarises data to communicate conclusions
  • ST3-2DP-T plans and uses materials, tools and equipment to develop solutions for a need or opportunity

Syllabus Content Focus:|
Changes of state


  • identify solids, liquids and gases as states of matter
  • recognise that a change of state can be caused by adding or removing heat(ACSSU046)
  • describe examples of changes of state in everyday life
  • predict and observe the effects of adding or removing heat on a variety of solids and/or liquids

Key inquiry questions:

  • How can the state of materials be changed and manipulated?
  • What is the result of combining materials?

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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