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2023 DoE $27 per student - GST free
2023 Non-gov school cost $37 per student - GST free, minimum charge $600
Please provide one extra large learning space, with a smart board, for all participating classes for the duration of the day. The space needs to accommodate multiple classes.
Set up tables in groups.
Students wear reusable name tag and sports uniform.
Please bring paint smocks, mask (if required).
Invertebrate Explorer - available free from Apple Books
|Medical or special needs||
Notify Field of Mars staff prior to excursion.
Students, staff and visitors must not attend if unwell, even with mild symptoms.
|Extreme or wet weather||
Days predicted to be above 35ºC, high winds, extreme bush fire danger and dust storms may result in the excursion being modified, postponed or cancelled.
Cancellations with less than three school weeks' notice will incur a $500 administration fee. This does not apply to cancellations due to weather, fire danger or COVID-19 restrictions.
|9.30 - 11.00||
Invertebrate investigation and background of canvas painted
|11.30 - 1.00||
Second background coat on canvas and ink drawings
|1.30 - 3.00||
Canvas invertebrate painting
Students will conduct a first-hand investigation by collecting invertebrates in the school gardens and then observing the features of the invertebrates. They will then create an eye-catching painted canvas of an inverterate to take home.
The focus of this session is for students to work cooperatively to conduct an investigation, using simple equipment, to explore and discover invertebrates living in the leaf litter and shrubs and observe their features. Students will work in small groups to search for and collect leaf litter invertebrates in the gardens around their school. Collected specimens will then be examined using magnifiers.
Students will examine the features of one or two chosen invertebrates using a range of magnifying equipment, paying particular attention to detail including numbers of legs, sections of the body, colour, shape, structure, texture and patterns.
After careful observation of their invertebrate students will create an artwork on canvas. This will involve the use of a variety of media including rollers, pencil, brushes and paint. Upon completion the canvases will be displayed for a short exhibition in the afternoon allowing students to appreciate and evaluate their work.
Creative Arts K-6 Syllabus (2006)
VAS3.1 Investigates subject matter in an attempt to represent likenesses of things in the world.
closely observes details of things in the world and seeks to make artworks about these using various techniques such as proportion, perspective, composition, foreshortening
Other syllabus links
Learning experiences willsupport but not explicitly teach the following outcomes and content.
Science and Technology K-6 Syllabus (2017)
examines how the environment affects the growth, survival and adaptation of living things ST3-4LW-S
Creative Arts K-6 Syllabus © NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) for and on behalf of the Crown in right of the State of New South Wales, 2006
Science and Technology K-6 Syllabus © NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) for and on behalf of the Crown in right of the State of New South Wales, 2017
Field of Mars Reserve
East Ryde NSW 2112
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