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CREATIVE GALAXIES: SPACE DATA + COMPOSITION is the most recent innovative education program developed by CULTURE AT WORK.

CULTURE AT WORK has a mission to inspire future generations of creative thinkers by connecting the arts and sciences, technology and education. Our primary objective is to generate new knowledge through connecting the fields of art and science, introducing these concepts through problem solving and creative thinking which encourages confidence, resilience and creative output that can be shared and celebrated by family, school and community.  CULTURE AT WORK brings experts, partners in art and science together to contribute to innovative learning essential for the new creative industries workplace opportunities in the 21st Century.

CREATIVE GALAXIES: SPACE DATA + COMPOSITION:
Delivered by experts in space science, the program introduces the concept of “big data” using space and it’s elements as the content. Groups of stage 3 students communicate their understanding of astronomical data in the form of a musical composition. Students create a score using body percussion and instruments made of recycled materials.

CURRICULUM LINK

Stage 3 Curriculum, Earth and Space:

  • The Earth is part of a system of planets orbiting around a star (the sun).

Student outcomes:

  • research the key features of the planets of the solar system and compare how long each takes to orbit the sun
  • demonstrate using models that the Earth revolves around the sun and the moon revolves around the Earth
  • research the important contributions made by people from a range of cultures and organisations, using technologies of the time, to advancing scientific understanding of the solar system such as Aryabhata, Copernicus, Galileo, CSIRO and NASA
  • describe how Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples use observations of the night sky to inform decisions about some everyday activities, eg food gathering and ceremonies (visit Sydney Observatory – Indigenous astronomy).This program’s target population is primary schools with low socio-economic status.

 This program has been generously supported by a grant from the James N. Kirby Foundation.