Hot & Cold Workshop for OOSH centers: Fizzics Education

Hot & Cold Workshop

Hot & Cold Workshop

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

Heat up your holiday program!

Your vacation centre 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 centre 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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Hands-on science workshop 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.


See how nitinol responds to heat and how it is used for robotics.


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?


  • 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.

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

Further details here

We're a COVID SAFE Company


  • $495 inc. GST for a 60-minute workshop
  • $540 inc. GST for a 90-minute workshop.
  • 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.

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