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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The session was terrific with Gemma engaging and humouring the kids throughout! A nice introduction to a variety of scientific concepts as well. So a very successful session. Many Thanks!

February 2, 2016

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The children really enjoyed the session. The activities were fun and the children took a lot out of the workshop. Thanks for coming!

August 26, 2015

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The programs were extremely popular – the kids are still talking about them! In fact we got a letter from a 9 year-old this week thanking us for the library services during lockdown – especially the kitchen science workshop (she loved the experiment she could eat!)

Whitehorse Manningham Libraries April 6, 2020

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