Marvellous Meteorites

Facilitated

Dates

Monday - Friday | 10am & 12.30pm

Available from Term 1, 2022

Primary/Secondary
Primary
Curriculum
Science
Year Level
Year 1 - 4
Duration
60-90 minutes
Cost

$240 per group (up to 32 students)

Did you know WA Museum has the most significant meteorite collection in the southern hemisphere? We think they’re pretty marvellous!

Meteorites have been bombarding the Earth for billions of years, but what are they and where do they come from? What impact have they made on Earth over this period of time and why are they important to science? All will be revealed in this hands-on, out of this world program.  

Student Experience

Students will investigate 

  • The origins of meteorites and their different types
  • Impact craters and the evidence they leave 
  • Explore the meteorite collection in the Origins Gallery
  • The connection between cosmic events and some of the materials we rely on today 

Skills development

This program links to the following strands of the Western Australian Curriculum:

Year 1

  • Earth and Space Science: Observable changes occur in the sky and landscape (ACSSU019)
  • Nature and development of science: Science involves observing, asking questions about, and describing changes in, objects and events.  (ACSHE021)

Year 2

  • Earth and Space Science: Earth’s resources are used in a variety of ways. (ACSSU032)
  • Nature and development of science: Science involves observing, asking questions about, and describing changes in, objects and events.  (ACSHE021)
  • Planning and Conducting: Participate in guided investigations to explore and answer questions (ACSIS038)

Year 3

  • Earth and Space Science: Earth’s rotation on its axis causes regular changes, including night and day (ACSSU048)
  • Nature and development of science: Science involves making predictions and describing patterns and relationships (ACSHE050)
  • Planning and Conducting: With guidance, plan and conduct scientific investigations to find answers to questions, considering the safe use of appropriate materials and equipment (ACSIS054)

Year 4

  • Earth’s surface changes over time as a result of natural processes and human activity (ACSSU075)
  • Nature and development of science: Science involves making predictions and describing patterns and relationships (ACSHE061)
  • Planning and Conducting: With guidance, plan and conduct scientific investigations to find answers to questions, considering the safe use of appropriate materials and equipment (ACSIS064)