Science of Sound | Fizzics Education

Science of Sound

Science of Sound

Discover how sound waves really work in this fun holiday science visit

Hear screaming rods, visualize sound waves, investigate a Theremin, observe tubes singing to heat, hear a sonic boom and more!
Concepts covered:

What do sound waves look like? Do soundwaves always travel at the same speed?
How does the Doppler effect work? What is resonance?
How does a soundwave change with pitch and increasing volume?
Can sound travel through a vacuum? How are sound effects made?
What causes a sonic boom? See sand form weird patterns to soundwaves and much more!

The kids have a an awesome time whilst gaining an understanding of how sound waves operate and how this knowledge is applied in the real world. This performance can also be viewed as a LIVE web conference anywhere in the world!

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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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  • ​Appropriate for ages 5 and up.
  • Show version has a maximum of 60 children per show.
  • Workshop version has a maximum of 30 children per workshop.
  • Show version needs access to 2 electrical power sockets and 3 tables.
  • Workshop version needs 10 tables and 2 electrical power sockets.
  • Chairs are not required.
  • Ability to darken the room.
  • Students particularly sensitive to loud or high pitch noises may need to be catered for.
  • Duration 60 minutes, set up time 45 minutes and pack up time 45 minutes.
  • Ability to isolate your fire alarm if we run the Rubens tube demonstration.


  • $450 inc. GST for a 60 minute workshop or $540 for a 90 minute workshop, 30 students.
  • $690 inc. GST for a 60 minute show, 60 students.
  • Available as a video conference at $150 inc. GST per class anywhere around the world.

Call 1300 856 828, or use this form to inquire or make a booking for your primary school.

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Science workshop experiments


Colourful tubes that create assorted sounds on impact.

Chladni Plate

A violin bow running across a metal plate creates very strange patterns in sand.

Croaking frogs

Create croaking sounds with this Asian musical device

Doppler effect

Demonstrations on why ambulances sound different as they pass you by.

Elephant tubes

Large tubes that resonate loudly whilst emulating how frogs croak. Very funny!

Ghante bell

A Nepalese bell that vibrates loudly when given the right touch.

Insect clickers

A simple device used in communications during wartime

Music Box

An investigation into sound traveling through different materials.

Rijke tube

A special metal tube vibrates loudly when heated air rushes through it. Great!

Screaming rod

Rubbing this rod makes a very high pitch! A classic demonstration on octaves.

Slinky shake

A visual depiction on how soundwaves propagate through the air.

Sonic Boom

A very Australian way to create a sonic boom in your hall. Think bullwhip!

Squawking science

A simple instrument that students can replicate at home or class.

Straw flute

A simple yet effective way of demonstrating a standing wave. Students love it!


What happens when sound waves are superimposed?


Create spooky sound effects using the palm of your hand!

Thunder drum

A demonstration on amplifying sound and blocking vibrations.

Twirl tubes

Students work together to create chords of varying pitch. Great fun!

Voice changer

Modulate the pitch of your voice and you'll get strange sounds!

Wave generator

The audience participates in changing the waveform created by an oscilloscope.


Compare different xylophones and their pitch

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