Developed by Dubbo School of Distance Education, the dark sky education unit is a face to face, nine week, cross curriculum package available for all stage three teachers in 2019.
Students will discover the impact of light pollution and the importance of maintaining the dark night sky.
The dark sky education unit is designed for delivery in a project based learning format and is fully resourced and mapped to the NSW and Australian curriculum.
Throughout the unit students will work towards solutions to a driving question.
The education unit offers stage three students:
NSW schools which deliver the dark sky education unit can enter the dark sky competition.
Through the delivery of the dark sky unit students will be working in teams of up to four towards solutions to the driving question, which then becomes their competition entry.
Each participating school can submit a maximum of two entries.
The competition will be judged by leading experts from the Department of Education, The Department of Planning and Environment and in the field of astronomy.
A breakdown of competition prizes can be found below:
All resources relating to the educational unit including videos, worksheets, posters, assessment rubrics and team documents is available here.
For more information on the dark sky education unit, contact Dubbo School of Distance Education.
In an ongoing commitment to help protect the dark night sky, we have produced the Dark Sky Planning Guideline.
The guideline provides advice on key lighting principles and controls to help minimise the impact of light pollution.
Find out more about how we are helping protect the dark night sky.
Page last updated: 06/05/2019