Weather Holiday Show for OOSH- Fizzics Education

Flight or Weather

Flight or Weather

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

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!

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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Online Class Version

We’ve run live interactive distance programs since 2010 and are highly experienced in making online classes engaging for kids on a variety of web conferencing platforms.

  • Activities may vary from those listed for the face-to-face version and will be tailored to age groups attending online.
  • Upon booking, you will receive a PDF outlining the materials that you can have on hand to make the workshop more interactive. It’s not a problem if you can’t source all of the materials, as we’ll have these on hand for the workshop
  • Full child protections are in place
  • We usually connect to classes & homes via Zoom, however if you wish to use a different software we can work with you on getting the connection live. Please see our Online Science Classes & Conditions
  • Simply connect your device to a data projector or TV for kids onsite to see the program. We can also cater for kids joining from their home too!
  • We usually connect to kids in their homes via Zoom, however if you wish to use a different software we can work with you on getting the connection live.

If you connect with us via Zoom

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Are you a Vacation Care Centre?

Every holiday period, Fizzics Education present holiday programs workshops for local council libraries, vacation care centres, OOSHC and at our own venues. These workshops are designed to cater for a wide range of ages, even the adults join in! Book early to avoid disappointment. A school holiday program treat!

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Holiday science show demonstrations

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

How powerful is atmospheric 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.

Vacation Care Reviews

Museums Discovery Center

On behalf of the Powerhouse Discovery Center, Castle Hill, I would like to thank you for contributing to our April School Holiday Program: Stories from the Far East. Your Kite Flight Physics workshop was a wonderful addition to the program! We thank you for your time, support and commitment and will see you again soon.

Parramatta Council

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.


  • Appropriate for ages 5 and up with a maximum of 60 children per show.
  • Access to 2 electrical power sockets and 2 tables.
  • Chairs are not required.
  • If fire alarms cannot be isolated, we will modify the show to suit your venue.
  • Duration 60 minutes, set up time 45 minutes and pack up time 45 minutes

During Social Distancing – Contact us
and we’ll tailor a program to suit both your site and the State’s social distancing requirements.

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  • $660 inc. GST per science show performance.
  • Available as an online class anywhere in the world. Find out more here

Call 1300 856 828, or 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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