Big Science Big Fun Show

Big Science Big Fun Show

Big Science Big Fun Show

An awesome science show performance with all the cool stuff for your next school visit!

See gigantic bubbles, flying toilet paper, hair-raising electricity experiments, levitating beach balls, volunteers on a nail chair, a giant gyroscope, fire balls, coloured shadows, a flame equalizer and much more!

This great ‘science sampler’ was originally developed as the main stage show for 2008 Australian Science Festival in Canberra as a way of introducing science into the greater community. Perfect for schools that want a professional large stage performance in their school hall, with an added bonus that a show catering up to 240 students at a time is also more economical per student.

Students love this as an end of school term treat or as something to get the kids back into science!

“It was seamless from start to finish. Ben the presenter was knowledgeable and really funny.  He focused on energy which is the topic we are doing so the whole show was terrific. I thought the pracs were relevant and appropriate for the age group.”

 Yarra Valley Grammar

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Australian ACARA Content Outcomes:

The way objects move depends on a variety of factors, including their size and shape (ACSSU005).

Objects are made of materials that have observable properties (ACSSU003).

A push or a pull affects how an object moves or changes shape (ACSSU033).

Light and sound are produced by a range of sources and can be sensed (ACSSU020).

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).

Changes to materials can be reversible, such as melting, freezing, evaporating; or irreversible, such as burning and rusting (ACSSU095).

Solids, liquids and gases have different observable properties and behave in different ways (ACSSU077)

Australian National Curriculum Mapping for all our science workshops & shows

NSW Science Syllabus Content: A student:

identifies that the way objects move depends on a variety of factors (STe-6NE).

identifies that objects are made of materials that have observable properties (STe-9ME).

describes some sources of light and sound that they sense in their daily lives (ST1-6PW).

describes effects of pushes and pulls on objects they encounter (ST1-7PW).

identifies ways heat is produced and that heat moves from one object to another (ST2-6PW).

Forces can be exerted by one object on another through direct contact or from a distance (ACSSU076).

describes everyday interactions between objects that result from contact & non-contact forces (ST2-7PW).

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

School Testimonials

Gresford Public School

Many thanks for a fantastic day last week. The Big Science Show got rave reviews from both children and adults alike. Our students loved their robotics session and now have more confidence to go on with their explorations.

St Peter's Campus Maitland

I just wanted to pass on how wonderful we thought Jeanette was. She was a vibrant and enthusiastic presenter, she engaged the students really well and was very professional throughout the session. It was a pleasure to have her present to our students.

Fizzics Education Awards

Science Show Demonstrations

Air vortices

Shooting compressed air rings over the class - discussion on pressure

Bernoulli balls

Float balls in mid-air, relating curved surfaces to wing design

Coloured shadows

Colour addition vs colour subtraction

Fire ball

Learn about the fire triangle in this highly visual demonstration

Flying toilet paper

Demonstration on how the Coanda effect helps planes to fly

Giant gyroscope

A student uses a giant gyroscope to spin on a rotating platform

Gigantic bubbles

Have a look at surface tension in a different way

Mega hoberman sphere

An expanding sphere (1ft to 4ft). Gravity, forces, friction & big bang.

Nail chair

How can you sit on a nail chair and be OK? Dispelling magic myths...

Newton colour wheel

Colour addition experiment for the entire audience.

Rubens Tube

A 'flame equalizer', how does it work?

Skateboard shuffle

Pulling and pushing forces are analysed in this visual demonstration (age dependent)

Slinky Shake

A visual representation of sound waves

Van de Graf hair rise

Opposite charges attract, like charges repel... related to a 'Fun fly stick' toy

Requirements

Appropriate for Years K to 6 with a maximum of 240 students per science show

The show is adjusted when run for younger audiences, concentrating more on light, movement and sound

Access to 2 electrical power sockets 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 if we are to run the Rubens tube or fireball demonstration

*Some science experiments may be varied depending on the age of the attending audience

Cost

$990 inc. GST per science show performance (at show capacity 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!

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Extension Ideas!

Extension Ideas!

Scientist Q & A

Often students attend our science workshops and shows with questions that stem beyond the covered topic area. Ask a scientist aims to give students a chance to get their questions answered! Run as a 30-minute session at a cost of $70 inc. GST.

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