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Working with Water

Explore water's properties with this hands-on workshop
for younger students
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Dive into the depths of water science for primary students!

Water, water everywhere! Floating & sinking, defy gravity using pressure, investigate surface tension through paperclips, create a Cartesian diver and more. Participants will explore surface tension, water pressure and all things wet in this fun and engaging primary science workshop visit!

What schools are saying about our science shows & workshops
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High level of kinaesthetic activities that were extremely engaging. Activities related to real life experiences and had lots of variety. Well prepared and friendly presenter. 

Bowral Public School; Working Mathematically full day visit


Australian Curriculum and NSW K to 10 Syllabus Links

Australian National Curriculum Mapping for all our science workshops & shows

Australian ACARA Content Outcomes:

  • Earth’s resources, including water, are used in a variety of ways (ACSSU032).
  • Objects are made of materials that have observable properties (ACSSU003).
  • Everyday materials can be physically changed in a variety of ways (ACSSU018).
  • Different materials can be combined, including by mixing, for a particular purpose (ACSSU031).
  • The way objects move depends on a variety of factors, including their size and shape (ACSSU005).
  • A push or a pull affects how an object moves or changes shape (ACSSU033).
density layers in a jar using oils and water
water rocket setup on the ground

NSW Science Syllabus Content

A student:
  • identifies that objects are made of materials that have observable properties (STe-9ME).
  • identifies that the way objects move depends on a variety of factors (Ste-6NE).
  • identifies ways that everyday materials can be physically changed and combined for a particular purpose (ST1-12MW).
  • relates the properties of common materials to their use for particular purposes (ST1-13MW).
  • describes effects of pushes and pulls on objects they encounter (ST1-7PW).

    NSW K - 10 Science Syllabus mapping for all our incursions

Science Workshop Experiments

Detergent powered boats Explore surface tension in a fun way! (90-minute version).
Cartesian diver Make a SCUBA Steve and learn about pressure.
Density bottle See a counter-intuitive floating/sinking experiment... how does it work?
Water bubbles How many drops of water can you fit in a space?
Pepper patterns Make patterns of pepper on the water meniscus.
Water rocket Flying high in the sky!
A demonstration of pushing forces through a liquid! (90-minute version).
Water rope Learn about cohesive forces in water - how does it stick?
Hole in my bottle A demonstration of water pressure, air pressure & surface tension!
(90 minutes)
Floating vs. sinking Just what floats and what doesn't? Why?
Water cycle How does water cycle on our planet?
Upside-down water cup How can you tip a cup of water upside-down without mess?


  • Appropriate for Years K to 2 with a maximum of 30 students per class
  • A wet area is ideal. Please be aware that by the nature of this workshop it might get wet!
  • Access to 10 - 12 tables and nearby running water
  • Chairs are not required
  • Duration 60 or 90 minutes, set up time 45 minutes and pack up time 45 minutes
  • We require 10 minutes between each session to get materials ready

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.


  •  $390 inc. GST for 60 minutes per class
  • $480 inc. GST for 90 minutes per class
  • Minimum school science visit cost is $450 inc. GST per day
  • In a regional area? Find out how we can attend your school as part of a country science tour!
Call 1300 856 828, or use this form to enquire or make a booking for your primary school. 

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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 please contact us.

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1300 856 828

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