What is this wonderful thing called water?
The water science show is an amazing look at something we take for granted every day, but need to stay alive even for one minute! Have fun, and get involved, as we explore the properties of water, concepts of conservation, and what this amazing stuff is! A fun and informative show for all ages - and find out the REAL reason why things float - p.s., it has nothing to do with air...
(Australian curriculum: years 2 and 7)
"I think your science thing is cool because all the water fun experiments were cool because you taught us stuff as well as letting us do something fun." Shannon, 12, Helensvale YMCA.
"You’re really funny." Amy Lea, John Paul College.
"I love your science things I just love your SCIENCE. I LOVE SCIENCE!!" Monica Kim, John Paul College.
What makes it rain? Why does it snow? What do you need to know to understand the science within the weather? Our Wacky Weather show is a super fun introduction to the science of what's in the sky. Children will learn how to make clouds, rainbows, and lightning. Older groups will focus on the formation of worldwide patterns and weather - related disasters. A fun and inclusive way to get into the science of global sustainability!
(Science content F, 6. Weather and Natural Disasters)
Early childhood "My favourite part was when"
- The colourful lightning was purple
- Dr Joe made it snow at our school
- Dr Joe was teaching us about lightning
- the hot air balloon landed on his head
And teacher feedback is just as positive!
‘Thanks for such a great show. So wonderful to see such a young group loving and thinking about science.’ Kathy McCarthy. Redland Bay state school grade 1 – Weather show.
How do we know what the world is made of?
This geology exhibit showcases hundreds of some of the most beautiful stones available! We also go an an amazing journey to explore how we know what we know about the earth, such as how old it is, why earthquakes happen, and what the moon is made of! And, naturally, we end by exploding a home made volcano; complete with vicious lava flows!
(Australian curriculum: Earth and space 1, 6, 8 and 9)
It may seem odd that the very thing keeping alive can turn against us. What makes something a natural disaster? What makes cyclonic wind? How to earthquakes and volcanoes happen? Play with tornadoes, discover tsunamis and prepare for disaster!
Upper year levels also explore the concepts of tectonic plates and air pressure.
(Curriculum requirement years F,1 and 6)