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 affect an object’s direction, speed and acceleration. Learn about glass, and different types of energy including motion, heat, light, sound, and electricity, and how it can be transformed from one form to another.

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.

2022-01-31T11:34:33+11:00

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!

2022-05-12T13:16:34+10:00

Beyond Glass

Glass is an amazing material with an endless list of properties- no wonder we use it everyday! Glass is everywhere, from the kitchen to the living room, to your car and to your smartphone. Glass is not only hard to live without, it’s also incredibly sustainable.

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.

2022-03-01T12:07:11+11:00

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.

2022-02-07T09:04:11+11:00

Bridges & Buildings

Brace yourself- as your students work in teams to build the tallest and sturdiest structures known to man! Students will learn about forces while practising the quintessential 21st century skills paramount to excelling in STEM. 

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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Anneliese engaged the students really well. They were thrilled to be able to take home snow and the UV bead keyring.

Kangaloon Public School Wicked Weather March 22, 2021

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Lisa from Mad About Science is absolutely brilliant (so is the whole team really!). She was amazing with the kids, great with our kids with additional needs and just ran the experiments in a wonderfully fun and interactive way. I couldn’t recommend Mad About Science highly enough.

Etelka Ronc Birthday Party March 20, 2021

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Dale was fantastic! The students were so engaged and loved the range of activities he did with them. Thank you for an excellent, informative and fun day!

Living Faith Primary School Natural Disasters January 21, 2021

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