Natural hazards & disasters workshop visit for OOSH: Fizzics Education

Natural hazards & disasters

Natural hazards & disasters

Explore the conditions that cause disasters on Earth. From volcanoes to earthquakes to pandemics to meteorites, this workshop covers major issues in our world.

Hands-on Holiday Science Workshop

A hands-on holiday science workshop where kids get to investigate all manner of natural disasters.  Your attending children will learn about earthquakes, volcanoes, tsunamis, fire storms, landslides, meteorites and more in this engaging workshop that is sure to get the kids into science!

Our presenter will spend time describing and demonstrating how the various natural disasters are created on Earth and then your children will be able to get their hands busy interacting with the equipment. Lots of fun!

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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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Workshop experiment stations

Fire tornado!

A demonstration of vortices found in fire storms.

Bernoulli bags

Fast moving air pulls in more air ... causing damage in the process.

Cloud in a chamber

Learn how low pressure systems cause clouds and downpours.

Upside water cup

Air pressure is stronger than you think!

Pandemic spread

Just how do pandemics spread? Sadly all to easily...

Tsunami terror

Deformations of the sea floor move oceans.

Looking at landslides

What conditions cause these local catastrophes?

Tornado in a bottle

Model the movement of air in a tornado.

Shaky seismograph

Investigate a seismograph in your classroom.

Asteroid impact

Potential world changers are in our solar system. How bad is it?

Tectonic Jigsaw

Investigate how plate tectonics form our world.

Designing for disaster

Learn how building design can limit damage. Especially in grain silos!

Lava viscosity

The type of rock involved in eruptions affect how big the eruption is.


How do they erupt and are they different?


  • Appropriate for ages 5 and up.
  • Maximum of 30 students per session
  • Ten tables arranged in U-shape plus 2 electrical power sockets
  • Chairs are not required
  • Fire alarms off where possible
  • Duration 60 or 90 minutes, set up time 30 minutes and pack up time 30 minutes

Note: 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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and we’ll tailor a program to suit both your site and the State’s social distancing requirements.

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We're a COVID SAFE Company


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