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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 K – 10 Science Syllabus mapping for all our incursions

NSW Science Syllabus Content: A student:

observes the way objects move and relates changes in motion to push and pull forces

describes common forms of energy and explores some characteristics of sound energy

investigates how forces and energy are used in products

describes how adding or removing heat causes a change of state

describes the characteristics and effects of common forms of energy, such as light and heat

describes how contact and non-contact forces affect an object’s motion

explains the effect of heat on the properties and behaviour of materials

explains how the properties of materials determines their use for a range of purposes

explains how energy is transformed from one form to another

investigates the effects of increasing or decreasing the strength of a specific contact or non-contact force

NSW K – 10 Science Syllabus mapping for all our incursions

Victorian F – 10 Science Curriculum

The way objects move depends on a variety of factors including their size and shape: a push or a pull affects how an object moves or changes shape (VCSSU048)

Light and sound are produced by a range of sources and can be sensed (VCSSU049)

Respond to and pose questions, and make predictions about familiar objects and events (VCSIS050)

Heat can be produced in many ways and can move from one object to another; a change in the temperature of an object is related to the gain or loss of heat by the object (VCSSU063)

Forces can be exerted by one object on another through direct contact or from a distance (VCSSU064)

Solids, liquids and gases behave in different ways and have observable properties that help to classify them (VCSSU076)

Changes to materials can be reversible, including melting, freezing, evaporating, or irreversible, including burning and rusting (VCSSU077)

Light from a source forms shadows and can be absorbed, reflected and refracted (VCSSU080)

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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.

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

pie plate float

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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

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$1200 GST Free per science show performance (this works out at $5 GST Free per student).

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In a regional area? Find out how we can attend your school as part of a country science tour!

Call 1300 856 828, or click below to make a booking for your primary school.

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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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