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A fun science show performance where we blow stuff up!
In the name of science of course :)

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Exactly what the students want!

Isn't it just? What better way to get kids into science than to do the stuff they want to see!
Originally designed to be run in Sydney's Powerhouse Museum, this large stage performance gets noisy as we explore the science behind explosions and explain why chemical safety is so important. This is not just a series of tricks though, our experienced presenter will cover a multitude of concepts:
  • air pressure differentials
  • exothermic vs endothermic chemical reactions
  • the effect of surface area on reaction rates
  • combustion requirements
  • properties of liquid nitrogen
  • applications of controlled explosions and more...
Ideal for schools that want a professional large stage science performance in their school hall, with an added bonus that a science show catering up to 240 students at a time is also more economical per student. Excite the students to get back into science or simply end the year with a BANG!

Have you seen this show before? Why not have us run Big Science Big Fun 1 or Big Science Big Fun 2?
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:

  • A change of state between solid and liquid can be caused by adding or removing heat (ACSSU046).
  • Heat can be produced in many ways and can move from one object to another (ACSSU049).
  • Forces can be exerted by one object on another through direct contact or from a distance (ACSSU076).
  • 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).
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NSW Science Syllabus Content: A student:

  • identifies ways heat is produced and that heat moves from one object to another (ST2-6PW).
  • describes everyday interactions between objects that result from contact & non-contact forces (ST2-7PW).
  • 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).

    NSW K - 10 Science Syllabus mapping for all our incursions

Science Show Demonstrations

Fire ball
Learn about the fire triangle in this highly visual demonstration.
Hydrogen BANG!
Discover just why the Hindenburg exploded...
Don't trap it!
Giving liquid Nitrogen nowhere to go will result in a VERY fast expansion...
Rocket launcher
Learn how to launch several types of rockets... its all about high & low pressure
What happens to shaving cream in a bell jar?
Balloon dog pop
Explosive decompression really lets you down... especially in space.
Elephants toothpaste
The classic foamy reaction that releases a lot energy!
Ping pong scatter
Transference of energy can be spectacular!
Whoosh bottle
A rudimentary engine on stage .
Blow up a bag you can lift a student :)
Hot water dump
Liquid nitrogen into boiling water... which one wins?
Bicarb balloons
A great experiments students can safely repeat
Lift me up
A simple way to demonstrate how an air jack works
Bernoulli bag
Can you fill a 7 ft bag in one breath?


  •  Appropriate for Years 3 to 6 with a maximum of 240 students per science show
  • Access to 1 electrical power socket and 3 tables
  • Chairs are not required
  • Duration 60 minutes, set up time 45 minutes and pack up time 45 minutes
    - Ability to turn off your fire alarms.
    - Also, a roof at least 5 meters high is required otherwise we need to run one of the experiments outside in an open area.
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.


  • $990 inc. GST per science show performance (this works out at $4.13 inc. GST per student).
  • In a regional area? Find out how we can attend your school as part of a country science tour!
Call 1300 856 828or use this form to inquire or make a booking for your primary school.
For schools outside of metropolitan areas please contact us to discuss how this science workshop can visit your school as part of a regional science visit.

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.

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