Terms 1-3 , Monday–Friday
Minimum 15 students
Maximum 60 students
Mathematics, Science, Early Years
Like water, air flows and moves around us. These movements can be beautiful, complex and surprising. Our atmosphere is like an ocean of air. The winds are the currents and the birds and butterflies swim through the vast swells.
Designed with primary aged students in mind, the Air Playground exhibition is a highly social and interactive space where students can explore air and all its complex behaviours. Through open ended tinkering and collaborative play, students develop key STEM skills and dispositions – test, try, fail, iterate. It’s a constant experimental process, allowing students to construct their own knowledge of how a gas behaves and how objects move through gases.
Your Education booking in Air Playground is for a maximum of 60 students and minimum of 15 students. Your group will have an hour in the exhibition.
School groups may like to split their class into 10 groups of maximum 6 students with an adult supervisor for each group. You can print out the Air Playground map and exhibit guides and rearrange the order of the exhibit guides to ensure each group starts at a different exhibit and moves in a round-robin fashion. Each group of students has around 5 minutes at every exhibit. This leaves some extra time to gather the students or for students to revisit their favourite exhibit.
The following resources including map, exhibit guides and facilitation questions, classroom projects are designed to enhance the learning experience in the exhibition or be used as pre and post-visit activities to hook or consolidate.
Use the web pages below or download the guides:
Our exhibiton guide provides descriptions and suggested prompts for each of Air Playground's ten exhibits. It also includes an on-excursion kit for students.