Primary, Secondary & Tertiary
WA’s Most Exciting Excursion Destination
One of the main objectives of the GDC is to provide exciting and inspiring science education programs. During a visit to our centre, students will be guided through our galleries and be inspired by age and year level appropriate science. We run day time excursions of our centre, night time visits to our observatory and a combination of both.
For more information on what our excursions involve, please download our our excursion program briefs below
Lower Primary Excursion (PP – Year 3)
Upper Primary Excursion (Year 4 – Year 6)
Middle School Excursion (Year 7 – Year 9)
Senior School Excursion (Year 10 – Year 12)
To book an excursion, download and fill out one of the booking forms below and send it through to firstname.lastname@example.org. If your selected date is available, we will confirm your booking and send you out a customised timetable for your visit.
Gravity Discovery Centre – Day Excursion
Observatory – Night Excursion
Gravity Discovery Centre & Observatory – Day & Night Excursion
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.
A fun, 1.5 hour workshop where students will build, design and launch their own bottle rockets! This is an engaging hands-on session for understanding the basics of rocket science (pitched at aged appropriate levels).
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.