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Description

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Thanks to generous funding from the University of South Australia, this program is available for FREE to Yrs 9-12!

A combination of magic tricks and stunning optical and audio illusions that will have your students questioning everything. Help your students develop a healthy critical outlook on unusual claims, how we think and the tricks our own brains can play on us. Explore the claims of 'psychics', learn about unconscious body-language cues, and discover some of the assumptions our brains make about the outside world. See exactly why science, its tools and mode of thought are so valuable.

 

(To exploit one of these assumptions and see something that you know is not real, try staring at the moving image below for 20 seconds without moving your eyes or head, then look closely at the back of your hand...)

 

Time

  • 90 minutes

Number of Students

  • Any

Year level

  • Yr 7 - 12
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Requirements:

Access to electricity, access to water during set-up, space for the students to sit (preferably in chairs).

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Curriculum Links:

Australian Curriculum

This curriculum expansion program can provide support to:

 

General Capabilities: Critical and Creative Thinking; Personal and Social Competence

 

Science Understanding:
Biological Sciences: Yr 5 (ACSSU043)


Science as a Human Endeavour:

Nature and Development: Yr 4 (ACSHE061), Yr 5 (ACSHE081), Yr6 (ACSHE098),

Yr 7 (ACSHE119, ACSHE223)

Use and Influence: Yr 4 (ACSHE062), Yr 5 (ACSHE083, ACSHE217),

Yr 6 (ACSHE100, ACSHE220), Yr 7 (ACSHE224)

 

Science Enquiry Skills:

Questioning and Predicting: Yr 4 (ACSIS064), Yr 5 (ACSIS231), Yr 6 (ACSIS232), Yr 7 (ACSIS124)

 

 

To make a booking just call or email:

Phone: (08) 8396 2250

Email: Click here

If you are emailing your booking request, please remember to include some alternative dates and times.

 

Cost:

$4 +GST per student

($200 +GST minimum charge per session)

FREE to Yrs 9-12

 

Travel costs may apply:
$25 +GST per hour, first hour free

 

Discounts:

100+ students per session:

  -10%

200+ students per session:

  -15%

Disadvantaged Schools (Category 1- 4):

  -20%

Discounts do not apply to travel costs.

 

Payments

An invoice will be delivered on the day after an accurate student count. Payment is due via cash, cheque or bank transfer within 7 days.

 

Terms and Conditions:

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