Light and Sound Discovery Centre - programs and levels 2017
Providing real contexts for scientific literacy

On the following chart, the blue colour indicates the grades for which the various programs are most suited.
Click on each title to see more details about that particular program.

email address:

science
@
lightandsound. 
net.
au

or phone; 08 9330 1636

WE CAN HANDLE MIXED ABILITY AND COMBINED CLASSES

NOTE: Most programs are best suited to groups of less than 20 - 25 students. However some of the programs are not suitable for groups of more than 16 students.
ps = pre-school     pp = pre-primary

Click on each title to see more details about that particular program.

Suitable for Years:

ps

pp 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Science For Little Bundles of Energy (Click for more details)
Light and Sound activities for pre-school children and their parents. ($5.00)
ps
pp 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Light and Sound for Year 1
Presentation, demonstrations and activities supporting Year 1 of the Nations Science Curriculum ($5.00)
ps
pp 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Fun with Light for Year 5
Light from a source forms shadows and can be absorbed, reflected and refracted.
Fun activities with light; plus make a kaleidoscope or periscope to keep. National Science Curriculum year 5. ($8.00)
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Sounds Amazing (Science) see details
Science of Sound and Hearing.  A range of amazing demonstrations, followed by hands-on activities. This program is best set up in a suitable room with the classes rotating through the presentation and activities. About one hour per class required. ($4.00)
ps pp 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
The Light Fantastic (Science) see details
Science of Light and Sight. A range of amazing demonstrations, followed by hands-on activities. This program is best set up in a suitable room with the classes rotating through the presentation and activities. About one hour per class required. ($4.00)
ps pp 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Then and Now
Experience some old light and sound technology, and compare it with today's technology. Phonograph, camera, moving pictures, electronic music, pen and ink, telephone, Morse code, and lots more. ($3.00)
ps pp 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Amazing Musical Instruments (Music)
Rare and historic musical instruments and how they work, with demonstrations and hands-on activities.  ($5.00)
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pp 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Science of Musical Instruments  (Science)
Science of historic and unusual musical instruments, with demonstrations and hands-on activities.  ($5.00)
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pp 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
3D and Stereoscopic Images (Science, Media)
Making and viewing 3D pictures and photographs. Make an 1880s Brewster Stereoscope to take home. ($8.00)   Maximum group size 16 students.
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pp 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
The Tale of the Talking Machine  (Science, S & E)
The invention of the gramophone and phonograph, and the science of sound recording.  Make a Crank-o-Phone record player to keep. ($8.00)
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pp 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Sound and Hearing  (Science, H and PE)
The science of sound, vibrations, our hearing, and early hearing aids.  Make a Zip-o-Phone talking card to keep. ($8.00)
ps
pp 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Light and Sight  (Science)
The science of light, our sight, and how we see things, including illusions, colour, 3D and motion pictures.  ($4.00)
ps
pp 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
The History of Pop Music  (S & E, Music)
Pop music from 1890 - 1980, illustrated with original recordings played as they were originally heard.  ($4.00)
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pp 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Mirrors and Reflection (Science)
Suitable for Year 5 of the National Science Curriculum.
Fun activities with mirrors, plus make a kaleidoscope or periscope to keep. ($8.00)

ps
pp 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Fun With Fotography (Science, Media)
Make an 1850s Camera Obscura with a real lens (to keep). It will actually take photos using smart paper you can process at home.  ($8.00) Maximum group size 16 students.
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pp 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Movie Magic  (Science, Media)
Motion pictures for the very young. Make a Thaumotrope and an 1830s Phenakistoscope to keep. Make a Zoetrope strip and see it move.  ($8.00 includes consumables)
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pp 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
From Magic Lantern to Movieplex  (Science, Media)
A brief history of  motion picture technology, demonstrated with real examples. Make an 1890s Magic Lantern Projector to keep.
($10.00 includes consumables)
ps
pp 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
From Daguerreotype to Digital  (Science, Media)
A brief history of photography, cameras and the early photographic processes.  ($4.00)  Maximum group size 16 students.
ps
pp 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
History of Entertainment Media  (S & E, Media)
Including music boxes, gramophones, photography, radios, tape recorders, television, etc.  ($4.00)
ps
pp 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
The Great Morse Code Challenge  (Science, Maths, S&E)
Learn about Morse code, and then solve a mystery by sending and receiving Morse code messages using real Morse code apparatus.  ($4.00) Maximum group size 20 students.
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pp 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Radio Radio (Science, T&E)
An introduction to Electronics - then make a Toilet Roll Radio (Crystal Set) to keep. ($8.00)  Maximum group size 16 atudents.
ps
pp 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Spectre - The Science of Illusions (Science)
This program includes a range of hands-on illusions and activities that will challenge studentsŐ minds. ($4.00)
ps
pp 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Light and Sound Toys  (Science, S & E)
In this program a range of old, rare and beautiful toys that use light and/or sound are demonstrated and can be used, and the science behind their working is explained. ($4.00)
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pp 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Science of Colour (Science)
The structure of the eye, colour vision, the spectrum and the spectroscope, and more. Make a Diffraction Grating Spectroscope to keep. ($8.00)
Maximum group size 16 students.
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pp 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Telescopes - From Galileo to the SKA (Science)
Learn about radio astronomy and the SKA. Then learn about Galileo's astronomical discoveries. And make a Galilean telescope with real lenses to keep. ($8.00)
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pp 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Make a Microscope (Science)
Make a real microscope from basic materials. It involves three lenses, a focusing tube and a stand. ($10)
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pp 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
History of Communication Technology (Science, History)
Learn about voice, paper, slate, semaphore, Morse code, signal lamps, typewriter, early telephone, early wireless, mechanical television, etc. ($4.00)
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pp 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12

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