‘Transporting Sydney is a one-day Science and Technology program focusing on transport systems in the Built Environment. Students will experience a range of transport modes (including train, light rail and ferry), and work in teams to design an effective transport system for a new inner city precinct.
The program has three main components:
- Introductory activities and resources to introduce the students to the program
- A whole day fieldwork experience in the CBD
- Follow up activities to enhance skills in working technologically
During the fieldwork day, students will:
- Travel and investigate three modes of public transport (it is envisaged that students will travel to Central Railway Station (the meeting point) by train or bus (or combination of both) and continue the excursion using light rail and ferry
- View a model of the city and learn about the new inner city precinct they will be designing a transport system for
- Visit an Environmental Education Centre to learn about sustainable transport
- Work in teams to design an effective and sustainable transport system for a new inner city precinct.
Students will then work back at school in teams to complete their transport system designs (which may include making a model of one aspect of their design, an information brochure and/or timetable).
This program supports the Science and Technology Stage 3 Syllabus in the areas of:
- Working Technologically, The Built Environment and Information
And the cross curriculum content of:
- Information and communication technology
Cost: $12 per student for a MyMulti ticket (this cost covers all public transport costs). $60.00 per class program pack
Enquiries: Phone: Observatory Hill EEC on 9247 7321
Any new scheme teacher accompanying students on an excursion with Observatory Hill EEC can choose to be accredited with 5 hours of professional learning through the Non-Registered Course NR04229 – ‘Teaching outside the classroom’.
- Watch the film clip about Barangaroo to find out what will Barangaroo be like and who will use it?
- You will need to plan your travel from school, using a bus or train, light rail and ferry, to arrive at Circular Quay by 11am. Work out the route you will need to take using the public transport timetable planner at: www.131500
Don’t forget to allow enough time to make your connections from one type of transport to another. You should travel by bus or train to Central Station, by light rail to Pyrmont Bay Park and by ferry from Pyrmont Bay Park to Circular Quay. Your teacher will help you plan your route. One way to make sure you arrive at the right time is to work backwards starting with the ferry, tram and then train. Print off a map of your route.
Summary of learning sites and student activities