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Chemistry Show

Creative chemical concoctions
ideal for covering a broad range of chemical changes

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  • Colourful chemical reactions on a desk
  • UV light fluorescing a plastic skeleton
  • Condensation cloud formed over a desk following dry ice added into hot water
  • Vinegar being added into Universal indicator during a school show
Colourful chemical reactions on a desk1 UV light fluorescing a plastic skeleton2 Condensation cloud formed over a desk following dry ice added into hot water3 Vinegar being added into Universal indicator during a school show4

A fantastic school chemistry show with flare!

See bubbling dry ice, colour changing chemical reactions, growing crystals, glow in the dark pigments, elephant's toothpaste, stringy slimes, colourful flames and more! 

Designed to cover a broad range of chemical concepts that is accessible to primary students.
  • kitchen chemistry found at home
  • physical changes vs. chemical reactions
  • acids vs bases and indicators to detect them
  • acid rain
  • the chemistry of fireworks
  • properties of solids, liquids and gases
  • UV light and glowing chemicals
  • energy changes and more...
Available as a primary school science incursion within Australia or as a video conference to any school around the globe!
What schools are saying about our science shows & workshops
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Many thanks for a fantastic day last week. The Big Science Show got rave reviews from both children and adults alike. 

Gresford Public School; Big Science Visit


Australian Curriculum and NSW K to 10 Syllabus Links

Australian National Curriculum Mapping for all our science workshops & shows

Australian ACARA Content Outcomes:

  • Natural and processed materials have a range of physical properties; these properties can influence their use (ACSSU074).
  • Solids, liquids and gases have different observable properties and behave in different ways (ACSSU077).
  • Changes to materials can be reversible, such as melting, freezing, evaporating; or irreversible, such as burning and rusting (ACSSU095).

NSW Science Syllabus Content

A student:
  • identifies ways heat is produced and that heat moves from one object to another (ST2-6PW).
  • identifies that adding or removing heat causes a change of state between solids and liquids (ST2-12MW).
  • identifies the observable properties of solids, liquids and gases, and that changes made to materials are reversible or irreversible (ST3-12MW).
  • describes how the properties of materials determine their use for specific purposes (ST3-13MW).

    NSW K - 10 Science Syllabus mapping for all our incursions

Science Show Demonstrations

Elephants toothpaste A foaming chemical reaction that needs a 'helper' chemical
Dry ice rainbows See colours form in water when an acid indicator is added
Impossible to burn paper An old magic trick, showing that evaporation keeps materials cool
The blue bottle A spectacular chemical change from clear to blue
Coloured flames Different materials burn with different colours... link to fireworks
The fire triangle Oxygen is needed for fires... let's prove it with a fireball!
Slimy strings Made from a chemical found in seaweed... it's in your ice cream too!
Glow chemistry Glowing salts and glowing shadows! Fluorescence in action.
Precipitate chemistry Clear solutions mixed together can produce surprising results
Super absorber Check out this super absorbent polymer used in magic tricks
Dry ice chemistry Is sublimation physical or a chemical reaction?
Want a hands-on chemistry workshop instead? We offer a chemical capers school workshop too!

Also studying changes in solids, liquid & gases as different states of matter?
liquid nitrogen show covers this content very well!

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  • Appropriate for Years 3 to 6 with a maximum of 60 students per class
  • Access to 1 electrical power socket and 3 tables
  • Chairs are not required
  • Duration 60 minutes, set up time 60 minutes and pack up time 60 minutes
  • We need 15 minutes to re-stock the materials between shows
  • The ability to turn off smoke alarms for some experiments

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.


We don't charge per student as we know that this causes an additional administrative load on your school office. Most schools tend to fill the science workshops & shows based on our recommended maximum number of students. If you have any questions on our science incursions please contact us.

Call1300 856 828or use this form to inquire or make a booking for your primary school.

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Classroom chemistry resources available
  • Grow crystals, investigate slimes & more
  • 23 experiments for the classroom

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  • Observe growing crystals in class
  • Inexpensive science lesson!

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  • Ok, it's not really a resource... but we like it!
  • Show your love of science in the staff room 
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drinking bird toy

Classic drinking bird toy!

  • Demonstrate evaporation & more!
  • Show your love of science in the staff room 
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Over 100+ Free Online Science Experiments!

  • Fun science experiments that you can do at class or home! 
  • Use for science projects or lesson plans.
  • Step by step instructions make each science experiment fun, safe, cheap and easy to make.
  • There are also links to good science websites, so teachers, parents and students can use this section as an online science resource. 
  • Of course, the science experiments are highly engaging for all kids! 
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1300 856 828

Unit 10/55 Fourth Ave
Blacktown, NSW 2148, Australia
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