The most effective way to switch students on to science is to engage them from an early age, according to science educator and National Space Society of Australia Deputy Chair Dr Jeanette Rothapfel who has been concerned by the noticeable reduction of students enrolling in science-related studies in secondary and tertiary education.
Ideal for Primary aged children.
Resources: Fake plane tickets, a world map, internet access, cardboard, paper, sticky tape, glue, pencils and pens, scissors, various arts and craft products.
Every child is to select one of the fake plane tickets out of a hat. They are then required to locate the city on a world map, sticking a pin in their destination.
100 points: Completing certain tasks allows students to collect points, with the aim of reaching 100 points. The points are allocated for a complete project and the quality of the project, as decided by the teacher. The tasks are as follows: