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Forces, Friction & Movement

Learn how the 3 Laws of Motion apply in daily life

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  • Wheel spin on the hand
  • Euler disc in action
  • Mega hoberman sphere; colourfull ball of levers
Wheel spin on the hand1 Euler disc in action2 Mega hoberman sphere; colourfull ball of levers3

Learn how objects really move

In this workshop we'll look in depth at how push and pull forces act to move objects... especially toys!
Also explore what variables impact friction between two surfaces and how this impacts on object movement.
Rotational forces are explored in a variety of objects as well as we spend time ensuring that the kids understand how inertia works. Newton would be happy here!

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The presenter was enthusiastic and animated about all things scientific... his presentations were exciting for the students. The programmes specifically suited the stage level and worked perfectly. A very valuable resource.

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A holiday hands-on workshop on how things move

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Science Workshop Activities

Spin spin spin Once the disks spin they hold their angle due to inertia
Rocket carts For every action there's an equal & opposite action
Mega hoberman spin As collapsing spheres spin they speed up...why?
Space station twirl Learn how gyroscopes are used on International Space Station
Gyrating gyros Create balance in the gyroscopes with a bit of speed
Skateboard shuffle Investigate push and pull forces
Pendulum swing Does the weight or length of string affect the speed?
Rocket launch Release pressure to make it fly!
Euler's disc A lack of friction allows movement to go for a long time
Magnetic levitators Levitate the magnets and watch them spin with very low friction
Magnet mayhem Investigate the interaction of a variety of magnets
Dropper poppers Store and release energy with a spring!
Vortex fog rings Transfer force with air vortices
Gyro rings Pull the rings up against gravity as they spin
Newton'c cradles The classic force transfer toy
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 5 and up with a maximum of 30 children per class.
  • Access to 1 electrical power socket and 10 tables arranged around the room.
  • Chairs are not required.
  • Duration 60 or 90 minutes, set up time 30 minutes and pack up time 30 minutes


  • $420 inc. GST for a 60 minute workshop or $510 for a 90 minute workshop for 30 kids.
  • $630 inc. GST for a 60 minute show for 60 kids.
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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1300 856 828

Unit 10/55 Fourth Ave
Blacktown, NSW 2148, Australia
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