Secondary Incursions

All programs and activities support the DoE Environmental Education Policy and outcomes contained within the NSW BOSTES syllabuses.

Our programs are designed in consultation with you. They can be used to support your existing curriculum units. Examples of programs are provided below.

Please check the Booking Calendar for available dates.

Please note: All program and incursion costs have increased in 2018.

To make a booking complete the Program Booking Form on the Booking Calendar page.  Please refer to the FAQ page before you attempt to make a booking.

Stop-motion Science – New

Would you like to set your Stage 4-5 students a creative assessment task that sees them creating detailed and entertaining stop-motion animations using someone else’s iPads that actually work?

Stop-motion science is an exciting double-incursion program that makes it easy for HS Science students to produce detailed and entertaining animations that demonstrate their knowledge and understanding of Stage 4-5 Science content.
The focus content is chosen by the teacher and need not be restricted to the Living world content strand.

Between the two incursion visits to your school your students will use a flipped learning approach where they research their negotiated subject, then work together on script, storyboard and prop development.
This process is comprehensively supported by resources provided on the Field of Mars EEC website or via an iTunesU course.

The Stop-motion Science program includes:

  • Use of stop-motion equipment: iPads, microphones, tripods
  • One initial school incursion that introduces each class to the process used to create informative stop-motion animations and the research and preparation that needs to happen beforehand. There will also be time for a staff PD session to ensure that no-one is left out of the loop.
  • Online support resources that supports the students as they then prepare for:
  • A second school incursion where students create, edit and share their informative animations.

Students’ completed animations will be saved to a Dropbox folder and the link shared back to school.

2018 DOE School Cost: $20 per student (GST free)

2018 Non Gov School Cost: $30 per student (GST free, minimum charge $600)

Please contact the centre for more information regarding the Stop-motion Science program.