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Flight or Weather

Air pressure experiments related to how
the weather works or planes fly!

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Holiday science show all about air pressure!

See flying toilet paper, shooting smoke vortex rings, exploding balloon dogs, tea bag rockets and much more! The children will find out all about air pressure in this fun science show with strong curriculum links.

Concepts covered:

As this science show is primarily about pressure and air it can be tailored to demonstrate how weather works or how planes fly; just let us know which area you would like us to cover on booking this science show.

When presented as a show on the weather:

What is air pressure? Why are low and high pressure areas important?
How are clouds formed? What is our atmosphere made of anyway?
What conditions are needed to cause tornados?
What causes drought and how can scientists help?

Whilst having a blast the kids also will gain an appreciation of meteorology and gain insight into how our climate operates.

When presented as a show on flight:

How do pressure differences relate to flight?
What is the coanda effect and how is this important for the design of plane wings?
Specifically, the show demonstrations are designed so that students will understand 4 basic forces acting on flying objects; lift, thrust, drag and gravity

Available as a holiday science incursion within Australia or as a video conference to any site around the globe!

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Just want to thank you for the Fizzics Education activities you conducted during our program. It was fantastic and the kids looked like they got a lot out of it. Everyone within the recreation unit at council appreciates the time and effort you put into the day.

Parramatta City Council; Weather & Pressure visit


A holiday science show that kids love!

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Science Workshop Activities

Air vortices Shooting compressed air rings over the class - discussion on pressure
Bernoulli balloons Try to blow the balloons apart - explains how air acts on surfaces
Bernoulli balls Float balls in mid-air, relating curved surfaces to wing design
The impossible puff Why is it hard to blow a ping pong ball out of a funnel?
Flying toilet paper Demonstration on how the Coanda effect helps planes to fly
Flying saucer Find out how thrust, drag, gravity and lift affect plane performance
Tea bag rocket Hot air rises. So, what about cold air?
Crushing Cans How powerful is atmospheric pressure?
Magdeburg hemispheres Witness the classic experiment that demonstrated air pressure.
Cream expansion What happens to air bubbles in low pressure environments?
Exploding balloon dog Why does the balloon dog pop in a vacuum?
Drink boiling water Demonstration on what boiling really means.
Dry ice column How is acid rain formed? Why is it bad for the environment?
Laser sights How are lasers used in atmospheric research?
Cloud in a bottle How are clouds formed? Learn to read weather maps on the news.
Tornado tubes Make a tornado in a bottle.

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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  • Appropriate for ages 7 and up with a maximum of 60 children per show.
  • Access to 2 electrical power sockets and 2 tables.
  • Chairs are not required.
  • Duration 60 minutes, set up time 45 minutes and pack up time 45 minutes


  • $630 inc. GST per science show performance.
  • Available as a video conference at $150 inc. GST per class anywhere around the world.
Call 1300 856 828or use this form to enquire or make a booking for your site.
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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