Project Description

Cosmic Chemistry Show

Join us for an out-of-this-world experience as we embark on an epic journey through space! Witness explosive big bangs, count down to exciting rocket launches, and discover what makes our blue planet, Earth, truly special. We’ll take the students to the icy corners of the universe and the hottest, most uninhabitable planets. Vacuum sealed with lots of volunteer moments- let our experienced presenters bring the wonders of the solar system to life in this exciting 60-minute show.

  • Level: Foundation to Level 6

  • Duration: 60 minutes

  • Numbers: Suitable for up to 220 students

  • Cost: $895 plus GST per show

  • Travel surcharge also applies based on location

  • State: VIC, NSW & QLD

Cosmic Chemistry Demonstrations

  • Hot and gassy cosmic elephant’s toothpaste!
  • Super cool sub-zero demonstrations (Liquid Nitrogen for VIC and Dry Ice for NSW and QLD shows).
  • BIG BANG explosions!
  • Epic rockets with big countdowns.
  • Dazzling, bright and colourful stars.
  • Plenty of FUN volunteer moments for the students.

Learning Outcomes

  • Our atmosphere consists of water, carbon dioxide and oxygen, and this is unique to the blue planet; Earth, and is vital for life.

  • There are 8 planets in the solar system, and some planets are very hot and some are extremely cold. Their temperature is relative to their distance from the sun.

  • Space is a hostile place and humans require a space suit to survive.

  • Students will learn about Newton’s third law of motion in the context of rockets (for every action there is always an opposite and equal reaction.

  • Students will be able to identify different push and pull forces.

  • Chemical reactions are when two or more chemicals are combined to produce new chemicals (such as gas), these types of reactions are important for space exploration.

  • Students will be able to explain why stars shine brightly and emit energy.

  • Students will explore the many colours of the visible light spectrum and learn why stars are different colours.

Victorian Curriculum Links

  • Light can form images using the reflective feature of curved mirrors and the refractive feature of lenses, and can disperse to produce a spectrum which is part of a larger spectrum of radiation (VCSSU105)

  • Energy appears in different forms including movement (kinetic energy), heat, light, chemical energy and potential energy; devices can change energy from one form to another (VCSSU104)

  • Change to an object’s motion is caused by unbalanced forces acting on the object; Earth’s gravity pulls objects towards the centre of Earth (VCSSU103)

  • Water is an important resource that cycles through the environment (VCSSU101)

  • Chemical change involves substances reacting to form new substances (VCSSU098)

  • Differences between elements, compounds and mixtures can be described by using a particle model (VCSSU097)

  • The properties of the different states of matter can be explained in terms of the motion and arrangement of particles (VCSSU096)

  • Heat can be produced in many ways and can move from one object to another; a change in the temperature of an object is related to the gain or loss of heat by the object (VCSSU063)

  • Compare observations and predictions with those of others (VCSIS054)

NSW Curriculum Links

  • To be updated

Australian Curriculum Links

  • The Earth is part of a system of planets orbiting around a star (the sun) (ACSSU078)

  • A change of state between solid and liquid can be caused by adding or removing heat (ACSSU046)

  • Solids, liquids and gases have different observable properties and behave in different ways (ACSSU077)

  • Changes to materials can be reversible or irreversible (ACSSU095)

  • Science involves observing, asking questions about, and describing changes in, objects and events (ACSHE034)

  • Pose and respond to questions, and make predictions about familiar objects and events (ACSIS037)

  • Compare observations with those of others (ACSIS041)

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SCHOOL FEEDBACK

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Great company to deal with. I was organising for a cluster of schools. Communication was excellent and very friendly. Thank you.

Julie Eskdale Primary School June 28, 2024

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A wonderful and engaging presentation. It was a perfect balance of sitting down theory and up and around practical components! The kids left with so much new learnings!

Rochelle Gladstone Views Primary School June 21, 2024

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Presenter was amazing, so good with the children. Very interactive. Loved it. Thank you so much.

Nicole Burwood Heights Primary School and Kindergarten June 18, 2024

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