50 Ferrymead Park Dr,
Phone: (03) 384 6492
Experience communication systems and media of the past. Compare old technology with that of today in this exciting interactive programme.
Choose FOUR of the following activities
Telephone Systems - see below for Nature of Science Strand.
Transfer calls using an old-fashioned switch board and a variety of old telephones at Post and Telegraph.
Experience an old-time picture show in an authentic setting featuring aspects of communications in the past.
Experience a print shop from another era. Learn about a variety of printing machines, including an Albion press and a typesetting machine.
Suitable Year 3+
Visit our Hall of Flame and find out about emergency communications over time, both in the station and at the scene of the fire. Suitable Year 3+ (Subject to Availability).
Musical Equipment Over Time
Find out and experience the history of music in the home. From phonograph to gramophone, pianola to tape recordings.
Posting a Letter Suitable year 1-2
View a film strip of the 1950s called 'Posting a Letter'. The students then go through the process of sending a letter.
Find out about electrical circuits, create light, sound and movement. Understand electricitys role in communications. This activity is recommended in conjunction with the activity telephone systems.
NATURE OF SCIENCE LEVEL 1-4: Telephone Systems Activity - Students visit our old fashioned Post and Telegraph office and investigate energy transformations with circuits through the contex of working Morse Code switches and a manual telephone exchange. Students gain an understanding of how scientific knowledge can be applied to everday life.