Alice's Wonderland

Until 28 January 2019 

Alice’s Wonderland: A Most Curious Adventure is an exhibition based on the plot and characters of Lewis Carroll’s classic Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. Puzzling ideas and quirky characters in different settings provide the context for a range of interactives about optics and illusions, word play, physics and mathematics. The idea of curiosity is the thread that ties all these experiences together. 

The exhibition is designed for children aged 3-8 years although some themes may fit with older students. The exhibition focuses on key skills such as number recognition and counting, shapes, simple fractions and telling the time on a clock face. School visitors from Years Prep-3 will find the exhibition appropriate and stimulating for a number of curriculum areas such as numeracy, literacy and science.

 

Australian Curriculum Science Links

Foundation Year

Science Understanding – Physical Sciences
The way objects move depends on a variety of factors, including their size and shape ACSSU005 

Science as a Human Endeavour
Science involves observing, asking questions about, and describing changes in, objects and events ACSHE013

Science Inquiry Skills
Participate in guided investigations and make observations using the senses ACSIS011 
Engage in discussions about observations and represent ideas  ACSIS233
Share observations and ideas  ACSIS012

Year 1

Science Understanding – Chemical Sciences
Everyday materials can be physically changed in a variety of ways  ACSSU018

Science Understanding – Chemical Sciences
Light and sound are produced by a range of sources and can be sensed  ACSSU020

Science as a Human Endeavour
Science involves observing, asking questions about, and describing changes in, objects and events  ACSHE021
People use science in their daily lives, including when caring for their environment and living things  ACSHE022

Science Inquiry Skills
Pose and respond to questions, and make predictions about familiar objects and events  ACSIS024
Participate in guided investigations to explore and answer questions  ACSIS025
Use informal measurements to collect and record observations, using digital technologies as appropriate  ACSIS026
Compare observations with those of others  ACSIS213
Represent and communicate observations and ideas in a variety of ways  ACSIS029

Year 2 

Science Understanding – Biological Science
Living things grow, change and have offspring similar to themselves  ACSSU030

Science as a Human Endeavour
Science involves observing, asking questions about, and describing changes in, objects and events  ACSHE034

Science Inquiry Skills
Pose and respond to questions, and make predictions about familiar objects and events  ACSIS037
Participate in guided investigations to explore and answer questions  ACSIS038
Use informal measurements to collect and record observations, using digital technologies as appropriate  ACSIS039
Compare observations with those of others  ACSIS241
Represent and communicate observations and ideas in a variety of ways  ACSIS042

Year 3

Science Understanding – Physical Sciences
Heat can be produced in many ways and can move from one object to another  ACSSU049
Science as a Human Endeavour
Science involves making predictions and describing patterns and relationships  ACSHE050
Science knowledge helps people to understand the effect of their actions  ACSHE051
Science Inquiry Skills
With guidance, identify questions in familiar contexts that can be investigated scientifically and make predictions based on prior knowledge  ACSIS053

Year 5

Science Understanding – Physical Sciences
Light from a source forms shadows and can be absorbed, reflected and refracted ACSSU080

Australian Curriculum Mathematics Links

Foundation Year

Number and Algebra
Establish understanding of the language and processes of counting by naming numbers in sequences, initially to and from 20, moving from  any starting point  ACMNA001
Connect number names, numerals and quantities, including zero, initially up to 10 and then beyond  ACMNA002
Represent practical situations to model addition and sharing  ACMNA004 
Sort and classify familiar objects and explain the basis for these classifications. Copy, continue and create patterns with objects and drawings  ACMNA005

Measurement and Geometry
Use direct and indirect comparisons to decide which is longer, heavier or holds more, and explain reasoning in everyday language  ACMMG006
Sort, describe and name familiar two-dimensional shapes and three-dimensional objects in the environment  ACMMG009

Year 1

Number and Algebra
Develop confidence with number sequences to and from 100 by ones from any starting point. Skip count by twos, fives and tens starting from zero  ACMNA012 
Represent and solve simple addition and subtraction problems using a range of strategies including counting on, partitioning and rearranging parts  ACMNA015
Recognise and describe one-half as one of two equal parts of a whole.  ACMNA016
Investigate and describe number patterns formed by skip-counting and patterns with objects  ACMNA018

Measurement and Geometry
Tell time to the half-hour  (analogue and digital)ACMMG020
Recognise and classify familiar two-dimensional shapes and three-dimensional objects using obvious features  ACMMG022

Year 2

Number and Algebra
Solve simple addition and subtraction problems using a range of efficient mental and written strategies  ACMNA030
Recognise and interpret common uses of halves, quarters and eighths of shapes and collections  ACMNA033

Measurement and Geometry
Compare and order several shapes and objects based on length, area, volume and capacity using appropriate uniform informal units ACMMG037
Tell time to the quarter-hour, using the language of 'past' and 'to'  ACMMG039

Year 3

Number and Algebra
Model and represent unit fractions including 1/2, 1/4, 1/3, 1/5 and their multiples to a complete whole  ACMNA058

Measurement and Geometry
Tell time to the minute and investigate the relationship between units of time  ACMMG062

 

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All school visits must be pre-booked.

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