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Natural Disasters

Explore the conditions that cause disasters on Earth.
From volcanoes to earthquakes to pandemics to meteorites,
this workshop covers major issues in our world.

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  • Model showing plate tectonics, in this case subduction causing volcano lift
  • Tornado in a bottle
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Hands-on Holiday Science Workshop

A hands-on holiday science workshop where kids get to investigate all manner of natural disasters.  Your attending children will learn about earthquakes, volcanoes, tsunamis, fire storms, landslides, meteorites and more in this engaging workshop that is sure to get the kids into science!

Our presenter will spend time describing and demonstrating how the various natural disasters are created on Earth and then your children will be bale to get their hands busy interacting with the equipment. Lots of fun!

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Lots of hands on activities and great presentations. The activities were appropriate for the levels of students and showed that science is fun 

Enngonia Public School; K to 6 Technology Camp


An engaging holiday science workshop that fascinates kids!

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Earthquake detection using a classroom seismograph

Workshop experiment stations

Fire tornado! A demonstration of vortices found in fire storms.
Bernoulli bags Fast moving air pulls in more air ... causing damage in the process.
Cloud in a chamber Learn how low pressure systems cause clouds and downpours.
Upside water cup Air pressure is stronger than you think!
Pandemic spread Just how do pandemics spread? Sadly all to easily...
Tsunami terror Deformations of the sea floor move oceans.
Looking at landslides What conditions cause these local catastrophes?
Tornado in a bottle Model the movement of air in a tornado.
Shaky seismograph Investigate a seismograph in your classroom.
Asteroid impact Potential world changers are in our solar system. How bad is it?
Tectonic Jigsaw Investigate how plate tectonics form our world.
Designing for disaster Learn how building design can limit damage. Especially in grain silos!
Lava viscosity The type of rock involved in eruptions affect how big the eruption is.
Volcano How do they erupt and are they different?

For us to provide the best possible learning experience, the materials used during the presentation may be varied to suit the conditions and the audience. Please chat with our presenter if there is a particular focus that you'd like us to cover.
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  • For ages 7 years and up.
  • Maximum of 30 children per session.
  • Ten tables arranged in U-shape plus 2 electrical power sockets.
  • Chairs are not required.
  • Fire alarms off where possible.
  • Duration 60 minutes.
  • Set up time 30 minutes and pack up time 30 minutes.


  • $420 inc. GST for 60 minutes or $510 inc. GST for 90 minutes per workshop
Call 1300 856 828or use this form to enquire or make a booking for your site.

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For sites outside of metropolitan areas please contact us to discuss how this workshop can visit your site as part of a regional visit

We don't charge per site as we know that this causes an additional administrative load on your office. Most sites tend to fill the science workshops & shows based on our recommended maximum number of students. If you have any questions please contact us.
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