fun science activities for kids

#1 bugs and more bugs

#2 the travelling water droplet

#2 the travelling water droplet

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Discover insects in your backyard or school with this fun investigation

#2 the travelling water droplet

#2 the travelling water droplet

#2 the travelling water droplet

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#3 flick the switch

#2 the travelling water droplet

#4 trash or treasure

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#4 trash or treasure

#4 trash or treasure

#4 trash or treasure

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rainbow peepholes

#4 trash or treasure

rainbow peepholes

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#4 trash or treasure

rainbow peepholes

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#1: BUGS AND MORE BUGS

THE EARTH CHAMPION'S GUIDE-BOOK

THE EARTH CHAMPION'S GUIDE-BOOK

THE EARTH CHAMPION'S GUIDE-BOOK

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 Do you have the Professor JellyBean

Earth Champion's Guide-Book For Super Awesome Kids 

Note: Provided free with Primary Incursion Science Workshops

find this page

THE EARTH CHAMPION'S GUIDE-BOOK

THE EARTH CHAMPION'S GUIDE-BOOK

Science experiment for children found within Professor JellyBean's booklet

NOTE: You will be using the "Good Bug" seed-bomb that you created with Professor JellyBean at your school. If you did not do this workshop at school, you can plant your own seeds that will attract good insects like butterflies and bees 

plant your seedbomb

THE EARTH CHAMPION'S GUIDE-BOOK

follow the instructions

Beneficial bug seedbombs created at the Professor JellyBean primary science workshop

 Find a spot in your garden or plant the seed-bomb into a plant pot. The seed-bomb does not have to be buried deep, in-fact, you can bury it into the soil so that half of it is sticking out. This will make it easy to find when you need to water it. Keep the soil moist and be patient for your flowers to grow.  

follow the instructions

Be an earth champion: take action!

follow the instructions

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 Follow the instructions. NOTE: You can download this page if you do not have it. You can conduct this scientific investigation over one day or over several days. Make sure you look at your  flowers for the same amount of time during the morning, midday & afternoon. (you can determine how long you want to watch)  

Be an earth champion: take action!

Be an earth champion: take action!

Be an earth champion: take action!

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 Discover how you can help insects and also help Scientists to better understand what is happening to our insects  

Why should I care about insects?

Be an earth champion: take action!

Be an earth champion: take action!

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 Insects are super, super important! Without insects, our planet would be a very sad and unhealthy place. Remember, when we take care of Earth, we are taking care of ourselves--So if you want to stay healthy, take care of insects!  

6 things you can do to help insects

 CSIROscope suggest 6 things that you can do to help insects thrive.Be sure to check out their page for more information

  1. Encourage insects to your garden by planting insect friendly native plants
  2. Rethink fly sprays. Insecticides (sprays that kill insects) cause harm to all insects.
  3. Turn off the lights. Too much light, especially at night time is called light pollution and this causes harm to insects.
  4. Build them a home. Search the internet for Bug or Insect Hotels to make but ensure it is made correctly
  5. An 'untidy' garden makes a great place for insects to thrive. Leave a place in your garden to become overgrown and messy. The insects will love you for this action.
  6. Track insects. You can be a citizen scientist by using apps on a smart phone to track insects. The information that you collect is used by real scientists to help insects.

iNaturalist 

Australia Wild Pollinator Count 

Butterflies Australia  

Time to RETHINK our relationship with Earth and the community of life

Rethinking our relationship with Earth and insects

why should i care about insects?

Insects are super important

More details coming soon.

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#2 The travelling water droplet

the earth champion's guide-book

the earth champion's guide-book

the earth champion's guide-book

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 Do you have the Professor JellyBean

Earth Champion's Guide-Book For Super Awesome Kids 

Note: Provided free with Primary Incursion Science Workshops

find this page

the earth champion's guide-book

the earth champion's guide-book

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 Find the Travelling Water Droplet page within your Earth Champion's booklet to create the Water Cycle Experiment. 

follow the instructions

the earth champion's guide-book

discover the water cycle

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 Carefully cut along the black lines of each picture provided on the correct page. There 4 pictures to cut out. 

discover the water cycle

Be an earth champion: take action!

discover the water cycle

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 More details coming soon. We are still working on putting this activity together 

Be an earth champion: take action!

Be an earth champion: take action!

Be an earth champion: take action!

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  More details coming soon. We are still working on putting this activity together 

why should i care about water

Be an earth champion: take action!

Be an earth champion: take action!

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  More details coming soon.

earth's water cycle

how does it all work

When the sun heats the water on the earth’s surface, some of the water changes into a

gas or vapour. The change from a liquid to a gas is called evaporation. After water evaporates,

it rises into the air. This warm vapour mixes with cooler air in the atmosphere to create moisture or

condensation. The moisture that falls back to the earth as rain, hail, sleet, or snow is called

precipitation. When it reaches the earth, it returns to oceans, rivers, lakes and wetlands or

flows into the ground. This process of water moving from the earth into the atmosphere and back to earth again is called the water cycle.

This is nature’s way or recycling one of its most important natural resources: WATER

COOL FACT: WHY ARE CLOUDS WHITE OR GREY IN COLOUR

Note: This is a very simplified explanation.

When you see a white cloud, this cloud is holding less water (water molecules) so there is more space within the cloud for sunlight to reach (to get into the cloud), thus making it white and bright. On the other hand, a cloud holding lots of water (water molecules) takes up more space within the cloud so less light rays can 'get' into the cloud, making a darker, grey coloured cloud.

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