Educational worksheets

Experienced primary and secondary teachers have prepared our worksheets for schools to use when on a Beyond the Thrills fun park excursion to Luna Park Sydney. Find out how these relate to the school curriculum for the Primary and Seconary subject areas listed below.

The worksheets for your excursion will be posted to you once your deposit and booking form have been received.

Primary:

  • SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY – curriculum-specific worksheets for students in Stages 2 & 3 explore the forces and motion of rides in a fun park - these cover the contact and non-contact forces that affect the motion of objects. Students can also investigate design, construction and safety aspects involved in running a fun park - after which they can complete a plan or model of a fun park.

  • MATHEMATICS – there are curriculum-specific worksheets for students in Stage 2 and for students in Stage 3 that relate to the sub-strands for Space (3D, 2D, position, graphs), measurement (length, area, mass, temperature, time) and Number (numerations, addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, fractions and decimals, money). Students will be able to practise essentail mathematical skills while at Luna Park Sydney.

  • ENGLISH – curriculum-specific worksheets for Stages 2 & 3 based on Luna Park Sydney provide students with the opportunity to practise many of the writing and expression skills they have learnt in English – such as writing a journal article, designing a brochure, designing a radio advertisement, a comprehension exercise and completing a crossword.

  • ART – each of the activities in these worksheets support the Visual Arts curriculum. They will allow students to study first hand the artistic features found at Luna Park Sydney or nearby and to develop their artistic skills.

  • PEER SUPPORT – these are ideal for using on FUN DAYS or reward days for your students, and using them will allow you to claim back the GST (which the Australian Tax Office does not allow when only doing a Fun Day at a fun park).
    These curriculum-specific worksheets are designed to improve communication skills in forming and maintaining positive relationships, to help students understand the need to have self-esteem, to develop caring and respectful relationships and to recognise and respect the needs, interests, rights and values of others.


Secondary:

  • SCIENCE (7–10) there are curriculum-specific worksheets for students in Stage 4 and for students in Stage 5. These cover kinetic/potential energy, energy conversions, inertia, gravity, ‘heaviness’, ‘weightlessness’, collisions, plus extension work on centripetal forces. Activities relate to the syllabus ‘Physical World’ content strand.

  • PHYSICS (11–12) – these curriculum-specific worksheets have qualitative and quantitative questions on the physics of each ride and relate to Topic 8.4 (1, 2, 3, 4, & 5), Topic 8.5 (4), Topic 9.2 (1, 2), Topic 9.3 (2) and Course Outcomes P6, P7, H4, H6, H7 and H9. Extension questions are also included so that the physics of each ride is set in its full context.
    Many physics teachers find that a selection of these worksheets are great for using as an assessment task for their students while at Luna Park Sydney.

  • SENIOR SCIENCE (11–12) – these curriculum-specific worksheets investigate the design and construction of rides, plus the forces experienced, to identify potential hazards and safety measures needed to protect the human body from injury (Topic 8.4). Students can also investigate the use of information systems (Topic 9.4), Polymers (Option 9.5) & Disasters (Option 9.8).

  • BIOLOGY (11–12) – these worksheets investigate gravity and life, energy and life, inertia and life, the senses, the psychological and physiological effects of stress, the environmental impact of a fun park and the biology of safety in a fun park.

  • COMMERCE (7–10), BUSINESS STUDIES (11–12), TOURISM & GEOGRAPHY (11–12) – a free PowerPoint presentation is provided for schools (starting at 9.30 am) prior to the rides starting. Curriculum-specific worksheets are provided. Click on these for more information about the presentation for each of these subjects:

    Commerce (9-10)

    Business Studies (11-12)

  • MATHEMATICS (7–12)
    – curriculum-based worksheets are available for each of these subject areas.

  • ENGLISH, HISTORY (7–10)
    – curriculum-based worksheets are available for each of these subject areas.

  • VISUAL ARTS & PHOTOGRAPHY (7–10)
    – the activities in these worksheets support the Visual Arts curriculum andl allow students to study first hand the artistic features found at Luna Park Sydney or nearby and to develop their artistic skills.

  • TECHNOLOGY (7–10) – students wiill make observations in order to complete one of the design briefs provided. These incorporate a variety of technologies, a Design Situation, a range of suggested activities, extension activities, plus extra notes for teachers … to investigate the design situation, construction and safety aspects of a fun park.

  • PEER SUPPORT (7–12) – these are ideal for using on FUN DAYS or reward days for your students, and using them will allow you to claim back the GST (which the Australian Tax Office does not allow when only doing a Fun Day at a fun park).
    These curriculum-specific worksheets are designed to improve communication skills in forming and maintaining positive relationships, to help students understand the need to have self-esteem, to develop caring and respectful relationships and to recognise and respect the needs, interests, rights and values of others

Please note that Beyond the Thrills owns the copyright to all worksheets. These worksheets may only be used in the year they are issued for an excursion booked through Beyond the Thrills. They may not be copied or used in subsequent years without our written permission.