Physics Workshops & Incursions for Primary Schools

The universe is full of movement, energy and life. These workshops explore the nature of forces and motion, matter and energy. Understand how forces such as friction, magnetism, gravity and electrostatic forces effect an object’s direction, speed and acceleration. Learn about different types of energy including motion, heat, light, sound, and electricity, and how it can be transformed from one form to another.

2020-07-31T15:44:32+10:00

Rocket Science

Brace yourself - we have some exciting rocket science in-store for you!  Explore principles of rocket propulsion and the forces involved. Sketch plans for your own water rocket and build a sextant. Everything builds to the finale launch, where a water rocket is launched up to 30 meters high.

2020-08-02T15:36:01+10:00

Heat & Energy

Explore the properties of heat and other energies in a fun way. Produce useful heat energy in a multitude of ways, including through friction, motion, electrically and chemically. Transfer heat through conduction, measure it and explore the amazing ways in which heat can generate change.

2020-08-02T17:28:45+10:00

Light Reflections

This senior primary workshop takes an in-depth look at the properties of light - within and outside the visible spectrum. Get hands-on with a variety of interesting optical instruments, explore UV light and make a UV detection key chain to keep.

2020-08-02T15:17:26+10:00

Toy Technology

Be immersed in the wonderful science of toys. Explore energies, materials, movement and sound. Spin some colour, use magnets to draw, and even make your very own balancing toy to take home. Play has never been so educational!

2020-08-02T15:49:02+10:00

Light & Colour

An engaging investigation into the colourful properties of light. Create rainbows, use chromatography to separate colour in ink, mix colour with light filters and test a whole host of optical instruments.

2020-08-02T18:04:14+10:00

Simple Machines

Launch projectiles with D.I.Y catapults, watch motorized gears turn to speed things up, and lift friends off the ground with a super-sized lever. An engaging look at how simple machines make our life easier, now, and in the past.

2020-08-02T15:26:27+10:00

Electrical Buzz

Lights, noise and airborne propellers. Use snap circuit kits to build exciting circuits using a variety of electrical components including switches, LEDs, resistors and integrated sound circuits.

2020-09-11T15:28:54+10:00

Forces In Action

From an apple falling to the ground to a car rolling to a halt, forces are constantly at work. A stimulating, hands-on look at things that move, and why! Available in a junior and middle/senior primary format.

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SCHOOL FEEDBACK

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Mad About Science – Pop went the bubble out of the test tube! How we had to make it, we put some dry ice in it then we put hot water. It was cool Miss Neville I could do it again, but I don’t know if they are coming back next year. I did not want to go cause it was fun here. I thought the lady Naomi was fun. I loved the dry ice experiment.

June 10, 2015

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Great session! Very engaging, and you were very knowledgeable about the topics. You were also well prepared, and had great materials. Great they had something to take home with them. Thank you very much!

June 10, 2015

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Children thoroughly enjoyed the day. Age and topic appropriate. Children were thoroughly engaged. Great session!

June 10, 2015

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