Primary Science workshops

LEARNING WITH THE HEAD, HEART & HANDS

We believe in delivering interactive and dynamic primary school science activities that focus on specific learning outcomes. The Professor JellyBean science workshops introduce children to changes that exist in living and non-living things so that the role of energy and matter in these changes can be revealed. Our educational service is interactive where EVERY CHILD  will mix materials to discover chemical and/or physical changes, and the changes that occur in their observable properties.

We aim to strengthen children’s understandings of Earth’s ecological systems and how they are personally tied into those systems.

While education for sustainability can be complex and sometimes scary, the Professor JellyBean science workshops offer a positive and fun story of how we can all make changes, either individually or collectively to lessen our impact on Earth.

With links to the curriculum and the sustainability cross curriculum priority, our workshops are relevant for today’s changing world.

PREP TO YEAR 4

Our goal is to inspire “a reverence for the mystery of being, gratitude for the gift of life and humility regarding the human place in nature” (Earth Charter) 

REGIONS THAT WE SERVICE FOR PRIMARY SCHOOL SCIENCE

The Professor JellyBean Primary Science Workshops are available to Schools and Home School Groups within the following council regions: Sunshine Coast, Moreton Bay, Somerset, Redland, Brisbane, Ipswich, Logan, Scenic Rim & the Gold Coast. If you are located outside these regions, we have some great DIY Mini Professor's Lab Packs. 

Primary Science workshops

workshop A: colour your world

workshop B: The travelling water droplet

workshop B: The travelling water droplet

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workshop B: The travelling water droplet

workshop B: The travelling water droplet

workshop B: The travelling water droplet

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workshop c: superstar

workshop D: Trash or Treasure

workshop D: Trash or Treasure

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workshop D: Trash or Treasure

workshop D: Trash or Treasure

workshop D: Trash or Treasure

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WORKSHOP A: COLOUR YOUR WORLD

OVERVIEW: Professor JellyBean takes the children on a fun investigation to discover the flow of light energy, where they’ll discover how sunlight energy brings life to all living things. They’ll create the colourful FREAKY GOO WORMS and RAINBOW SEED BOMBS. Professor JellyBean uses these two science activities to weave a story of change and of how we are all connected to the greater community of life through the flow of light energy.


RATIONALE: With the FREAKY GOO WORMS, the children mix up a colourful processed seaweed solution to discover a chemical change: They learn how matter can change its observable properties. By understanding the concept of change, the children will then discover how changes also occur naturally within living things. Natural materials are mixed to build the beneficial bug RAINBOW SEED BOMBS, which the children will be able to plant later to reveal the colourful blooms of insect attracting flowers. 


ACTIONS: The workshop includes dressing up, imagining, observing, sharing observations, using materials and equipment safely, using the senses, measuring, mixing materials, making predictions, creating a chemical change, describing changes, asking questions, understanding relationships and systems

 

CALL TO ACTION: This workshop empowers children to take action to protect our declining insect population by planting the beneficial bug RAINBOW SEED BOMB. Children will receive THE EARTH CHAMPION'S GUIDE-BOOK for super awesome kids to  expand their learning and understanding that by planting flowering plants and natives for insects, they will be supporting a food chain in their garden.

  

Workshop A complements the following learning outcomes

Prep Living things have basic needs, including food and water (ACSSU002), Objects are made of materials that have observable properties (ACSSU003), Science involves observing, asking questions about, and describing changes in objects and events (ACSHE013), Participate in guided investigations and make observations using the senses (ACSIS011), Share observations and ideas (ACSIS012)

Year 1 Living things have a variety of external features (ACSSU017), Living things live in different places where their needs are met (ACSSU211), Everyday materials can be physically changed in a variety of ways (ACSSU018), Light and sound are produced by a range of sources and can be sensed (ACSSU020), Science involves observing, asking questions about, and describing changes in objects and events (ACSHE021), People use science in their daily lives, including when caring for their environment and living things (ACSHE022), Participate in guided investigations to explore and answer questions (ACSIS025), Use a range of methods to sort information, including drawings and provided tables and through discussion, compare observations with predictions (ACSIS027)

Year 2 Different materials can be combined for a particular purpose (ACSSU031), Earth’s resources are used in a variety of ways (ACSSU0302), Science involves observing, asking questions about and describing changes in objects and events (ACSHE034), People use science in their daily lives, including when caring for their environment and living things (ACSHE035), Participate in guided investigations to explore and answer questions (ACSIS038), Use a range of methods to sort information, including drawings and provided tables and through discussion, compare observations with predictions (ACSIS040)

Year 3 Living things can be grouped on the basis of observable features and can be distinguished from non-living things (ACSSU044), Science involves making predictions and describing patterns and relationships (ACSHE050), Science knowledge helps people to understand the effect of their actions (ACSHE051), Use a range of methods including tables and simple column graphs to represent data and to identify patterns and trends (ACSIS057), Compare results with predictions, suggesting possible reasons for findings (ACSIS215)

$288.00/class

CONTACT US if you would like to book this workshop  

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workshop b: THE TRAVELLING WATER DROPLET

OVERVIEW: Professor JellyBean takes the children on a fun investigation to discover earth’s water cycle. They’ll discover the journey of water from snow, through land, plants and animals, through humans, to the oceans and to our atmosphere. They’ll create a chemical change to build the never-melting SNOWBALL and discover the amazing way water moves through plants with the THIRSTY LEAF activity.  Professor JellyBean uses these two science activities to weave a story of how we are connected to Earth’s water cycle.


RATIONALE: With the SNOWBALL activity, the children mix up materials to discover a chemical change. This tactile science activity introduces the story of the travelling water droplet as it changes its state from solid, to liquid to gas, through the water cycle process. With the colourful THIRSTY LEAF activity, children see how water moves through plants and that gain an understanding that clean water is essential to all life. 


 ACTIONS: The workshop includes dressing up, imagining, observing, sharing observations, using materials and equipment safely, using the senses, measuring, mixing materials, making predictions, creating a chemical change, describing changes, asking questions, understanding relationships and systems. 


CALL TO ACTION: This workshop empowers children to be water wise and to value water as a precious natural resource.   Children will receive THE EARTH CHAMPION'S GUIDE-BOOK for super awesome kids  to expand their learning and understanding of Earth's water cycle and how they are connected to the hydrosphere.


Workshop B complements the following learning outcomes

Prep Living things have basic needs, including food and water (ACSSU002), Objects are made of materials that have observable properties(ACSSU003), Science involves observing, asking questions about, and describing changes in, objects and events (ACSHE013), Participate in guided investigations and make observations using the senses (ACSIS011), Share observations and ideas (ACSIS012)

Year 1 Everyday materials can be physically changed in a variety of ways (ACSSU018), Observable changes occur in the sky and landscape (ACSSU019), Science involves observing, asking questions about, and describing changes in, objects and events (ACSHE021), People use science in their daily lives, including when caring for their environment and living things (ACSHE022), Participate in guided investigations to explore and answer questions (ACSIS025)

Year 2 Different materials can be combined for a particular purpose (ACSSU031), Earth’s resources are used in a variety of ways(ACSSU0302), People use science in their daily lives, including when caring for their environment and living things (ACSHE035), Participate in guided investigations to explore and answer questions (ACSIS038)

Year 3 A change of state between solid and liquid can be caused by adding or removing heat (ACSSU046), Science involves making predictions and describing patterns and relationships (ACSHE050), Science knowledge helps people to understand the effect of their actions (ACSHE051)

Year 4 Natural and processed materials have a range of physical properties that can influence their use (ACSSU074), Earth’s surface changes over time as a result of natural processes and human activity(ACSSU075), Science involves making predictions and describing patterns and relationships (ACSHE061), Science knowledge helps people to understand the effect of their actions (ACSHE062)

$288.00/CLASS

CONTACT US if you would like to book this workshop  

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workshop c: Superstar

OVERVIEW: Professor JellyBean takes the children on a fun investigation to discover the properties of sunlight and how we use  this renewable resource in our daily lives. Through an electrifying demonstration, the children will discover how we are all connected with the flow of  energy. In this workshop, children create the GLOW IN THE DARK SLIME, discover solar energy in action with the crazy SOLAR GRASSHOPPERS and observe the beautiful properties of light through the RAINBOW PEEPHOLES. 


RATIONALE: With the GLOW IN THE DARK SLIME, children mix materials together to discover a slimy chemical change, and then left to "soak up" light energy, they'll observe the amazing glowing properties of their slime.  Clean light energy is demonstrated in a super fun way with SOLAR GRASSHOPPERS when their mini solar panels convert sunlight energy  into electricity. Looking through the RAINBOW PEEPHOLES, light  bends and separates to reveal the colourful properties of sunlight.


ACTIONS: The workshop includes dressing up, imagining, observing, sharing observations, using materials and equipment safely, using the senses, measuring, mixing materials, making predictions, creating a chemical change, describing changes, asking questions, understanding relationships and systems 


CALL TO ACTION: This workshop empowers children to to be energy wise in their daily lives.  Children will receive THE EARTH CHAMPION'S GUIDE-BOOK for super awesome kids  to reveal energy saving tips that they can put into action. 

  

Workshop C complements the following learning outcomes

Prep  Objects are made of materials that have observable properties(ACSSU003), Science involves observing, asking questions about, and describing changes in, objects and events (ACSHE013), Participate in guided investigations and make observations using the senses (ACSIS011), Share observations and ideas (ACSIS012)

Year 1 Everyday materials can be physically changed in a variety of ways (ACSSU018), Light and sound are produced by a range of sources and can be sensed (ACSSU020), Science involves observing, asking questions about, and describing changes in, objects and events (ACSHE021), People use science in their daily lives, including when caring for their environment and living things (ACSHE022), Participate in guided investigations to explore and answer questions (ACSIS025)

Year 2 Different materials can be combined for a particular purpose (ACSSU031), Earth’s resources are used in a variety of ways(ACSSU0302), Science involves observing, asking questions about, and describing changes in, objects and events (ACSHE034), People use science in their daily lives, including when caring for their environment and living things(ACSHE035), Participate in guided investigations to explore and answer questions (ACSIS038)

Year 3 Heat can be produced in many ways and can move from one object to another (ACSSU049), Science involves making predictions and describing patterns and relationships (ACSHE050), Science knowledge helps people to understand the effect of their actions (ACSHE051) 

Year 4 Earth’s surface changes over time as a result of natural processes and human activity(ACSSU075), Science involves making predictions and describing patterns and relationships (ACSHE061), Science knowledge helps people to understand the effect of their actions (ACSHE062)

$288.00/CLASS

CONTACT US if you would like to book this workshop 

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workshop d> Trash or treasure?

OVERVIEW: Many of Earth's resources are a 'treasure' whether they be natural or processed materials. Professor JellyBean takes the children on a fun investigation to discover how materials can interact with other forms of matter when they create the bubbling SEA FOAM chemical reaction. The children will also participate in a fun game called MAGNETIC TREASURE. Professor JellyBean uses these two science activities to weave a story of how Earth’s resources are used, their impact on the environment and actions we can take in our everyday lives to ensure we value these 'treasure' resources.  


RATIONALE: With the bubbling SEA FOAM activity, the children mix up materials to discover different densities and how they interact with each other. They learn how matter can change its observable properties.  This eye-catching science activity provides an understanding of how pollution, such as oil does not mix within bodies of water. The chemical reaction created to make the SEA FOAM is a thrilling way to understand changes that can occur in nature when man-made (processed) materials are mixed within the environment. Magnetic Treasure demonstrates, by an invisible force, how we can identify some of earths resources to improve our treasure sorting skills. With this knowledge, we can better understand that some natural and processed materials are essential for life, while others make our lives better. We all have a role to use resources more responsibly.


ACTIONS: The workshop includes dressing up, imagining, observing, sharing observations, using materials and equipment safely, using the senses, measuring, mixing materials, making predictions, creating a chemical change, describing changes, asking questions, understanding relationships and systems.


CALL TO ACTION: This workshop empowers children to take action to value Earth’s resources and to set up an efficient waste sorting system within their own home. The  workshop teaches the children to identify the useful 'treasures' in their daily lives.  Children will receive THE EARTH CHAMPION'S GUIDE-BOOK for super awesome kids  to enhance their waste (treasure) sorting skills .  


Workshop D complements the following learning outcomes:

Prep Living things have basic needs, including food and water(ACSSU002), Objects are made of materials that have observable properties(ACSSU003), Science involves observing, asking questions about, and describing changes in, objects and events (ACSHE013), Participate in guided investigations and make observations using the senses (ACSIS011), Share observations and ideas (ACSIS012)

Year 1 Living things live in different places where their needs are met (ACSSU211), Everyday materials can be physically changed in a variety of ways(ACSSU018), Science involves observing, asking questions about, and describing changes in, objects and events (ACSHE021), People use science in their daily lives, including when caring for their environment and living things (ACSHE022), Participate in guided investigations to explore and answer questions (ACSIS025)

Year 2 Different materials can be combined for a particular purpose(ACSSU031), Earth’s resources are used in a variety of ways (ACSSU032), A push or a pull affects how an object moves or changes shape (ACSSU033), Science involves observing, asking questions about, and describing changes in, objects and events (ACSHE034), People use science in their daily lives, including when caring for their environment and living things (ACSHE035), Participate in guided investigations to explore and answer questions (ACSIS038), Use a range of methods to sort information, including drawings and provided tables and through discussion, compare observations with predictions (ACSIS040) 

Year 3 Science involves making predictions and describing patterns and relationships (ACSHE050), Science knowledge helps people to understand the effect of their actions (ACSHE051)

Year 4 Living things depend on each other and the environment to survive (ACSSU073), Natural and processed materials have a range of physical properties that can influence their use (ACSSU074), Forces can be exerted by one object on another through direct contact or from a distance (ACSSU076), Science involves making predictions and describing patterns and relationships (ACSHE061), Science knowledge helps people to understand the effect of their actions(ACSHE062 

$288.00/CLASS

CONTACT US if you would like to book this workshop

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Book a Primary Science Workshop with Professor JellyBean and every participating child will receive

THE EARTH CHAMPION'S GUIDE-BOOK FOR SUPER AWESOME KIDS

Head to the Teachers Page to see how this booklet complements each primary workshop that we offer

The Professor JellyBean Workshops tick all the boxes

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  •  Inspire girls and boys to love science 
  •  Age appropriate
  • Sensory loaded investigations 
  • Fun
  • Expand children’s curiosity of the world in which they live
  • Develop a sense of place within Earth and the greater community of life
  • Transform worldviews 
  • Understand science’s contribution for a changing world
  • Calls to action 
  • Expert Presenters

Solutions for Education for Sustainability EFS/ESD

Professor JellyBean supports solutions for education for sustainability. we support SSN

 The Sustainable Schools Network is a group of responsible citizens from multi-disciplines coming together on the basis of a shared interest in education and sustainability.  Collectively, they see the need to CONNECT schools, teachers, students and communities to build partnerships for sustainable education. They intend to EDUCATE school communities to ensure the Australian Curriculum Cross-Curriculum Priority - Sustainability - is delivered in meaningful ways. 

Please read more information about the Sustainable Schools Network