Primary, Secondary & Tertiary
WA’s Most Exciting Excursion Destination
The main objective of the GDC is to provide exciting and inspiring science education programs. We aim to ignite students’ interest in Science. Primary Education Programs focus on science, gravity, the Solar System and beyond. Students perform freefall experiments from the Leaning Tower, engage with interactive exhibits and displays, and learn about our Sun, solar energy and our Solar System.
NEW this year is the opportunity to experience daytime solar viewing at Gingin Observatory as part of your excursion experience! Gingin Observatory is located immediately next door to the GDC. The Observatory takes school and general public bookings for evening stargazing sessions.
Rocket Science Made Easy
Model rocketry, water propelled rockets, rocket science and hands-on activities. This practical, fun and engaging session is the perfect introduction to rocketry and the basics of rocket science. A fantastic 45-50 minute session which can be repeated throughout the day to suit your timetable.
An intensive 2 hour workshop in which students build, design and launch their own bottle rockets. This is an engaging hands-on session for understanding the basics of rocket science. Session includes solid propellant rockets and video footage from rock-cam for your school.
Fascinating, informative and inspiring. This incursion uses a large flexible model of the universe to replicate gravitational wells, curved space and orbital paths of objects in space. Additional resources are used in practical hands-on experiments to educate students about how Einstein’s theory of gravity is applicable to us. Suitable for years 7-10 Science and years 11-12 Physics. Includes curriculum links.
Our Solar System
Discover our Solar System, planet orbits, phases of the moon, scale and distance and orbital phases. It involves fun hands-on activities using engaging equipment in indoor and outdoor activities. This session can be tailored to suit your requirements and suited to fit a shorter or longer session. This is a great opportunity for discussion and questions (45-90 mins).
Origins of the Universe
Suitable for years 9-10 and Physics 11-12. How did the Universe originate? Where have we come from? Studying the Big Bang in year 10 with your students? This interesting session will assist you in teaching the curriculum.