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Hot & Cold Workshop

Explore the science of heat conduction
in this hands-on holiday science visit

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Heat up your holiday program!
Your vacation center heats up as we explore how heat is propagated through a variety of materials plus how we harness heat for our own use;

- Investigate heat conductivity in a variety of materials, including a space shuttle tile!
- Learn how heat can be created from other energy sources.
- Discover how temperature differences can make engines work.
- Learn how convection drives ocean currents and atmospheric processes.
- Look at chemical reactions; some release heat and others absorb heat.
- ... and more! 

From the Sun to future technologies, this workshop will keep your children warmed up to science!
Available as a vacation center science incursion within Australia or as a video conference to any site around the globe!
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Just wanted to say a big thank you to Nina for coming out to M.E.T. Kellyville today to lead us through the Geology Rocks and Hot and Cold programmes. It was very professionally run and Nina was very patient with the many requests of the students. A huge thank you once again, we look forward to running more workshops in the future.

M.E.T Kellyville; Hot & Cold School Visit


Hands-on science that'll warm kids up to science!

Candle powered boat

Workshop experiment stations

Ball Smasher Striking materials can create a fair bit of heat!
Colour change mug Engaging demonstration on thermochromic materials.
Cool Conductivity How does metal respond to changes in temperature?
Convection connection Learn about how heat transfers drive global weather patterns.
Drinking bird Classic demonstration of liquid expansion from heat. How does it work?
Get in the mood Rings that change colour with heat. Retro science fun.
Hand boiler Boil this liquid with the heat of your hand. Wow!
Heat turbine Find out about geothermal heat with this great device.
Ice, ice baby! Counter-intuitive melting of ice - which material will melt the ice first?
LCD mats Use the heat of your hand to change the liquid crystal materials.
Nitinol See how nitinol responds to heat and how it is used for robotics.
Radiometer Convert heat energy into kinetic energy with this fun engine.
Space Shuttle Burn How can space shuttle tiles survive heat of atmospheric re-entry?
Stirling engine An engine that runs from the heat of your hand? How does that work?
Tea bag rocket How does that relate to convection; how do you even make it?
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  • Appropriate for ages 5 and up with a maximum of 30 students per class.
  • 10 Tables arranged around a room. Chairs are not required.
  • Access to 3 electrical power sockets.
  • Duration 60 minutes or 90 minutes, set up time 45 minutes and pack up time 45 minutes.

    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.


  • $420 inc. GST for a 60 minute workshop
  • $510 inc. GST for a 90 minute workshop.
  • 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.

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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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