School Science Workshop... Natural Disasters! | Fizzics Education

Natural hazards & disasters

Natural hazards & disasters

Explore the conditions that cause disasters on Earth. From volcanoes to earthquakes to pandemics to meteorites, this workshop covers major issues in our world.

Disastrous science!

A hands-on science workshop where students investigate all manner of natural disasters and the science behind them. Your students will learn about

  • earthquakes & volcanoes
  • tsunamis & firestorms,
  • pandemics, meteorites and more!

A school science incursion designed to captivate the imagination of students. Also available as a LIVE video conference to any school around the globe!

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Online Class Version

We’ve run live interactive distance programs since 2010 and are highly experienced in making online classes engaging for students on a variety of web conferencing platforms.

  • All of the same curriculum points will be covered, but the activities may vary from those listed for face-to-face incursions.
  • Our online classes include demonstrations, Q&A, and hands-on activities (you will receive a materials list upon booking).
  • Full child protections are in place
  • We usually connect to classes & homes via Zoom, however if you wish to use a different software we can work with you on getting the connection live.

If you connect with us via Zoom

Australian ACARA Content Outcomes:

Sudden geological changes or extreme weather conditions can affect Earth’s surface (ACSSU096).

Earth’s surface changes over time as a result of natural processes and human activity (ACSSU075).

The growth and survival of living things are affected by the physical conditions of their environment (ACSSU094).

Observable changes occur in the sky and landscape (ACSSU019).

NSW Science Syllabus Content A student:

recognises observable changes occurring in the sky and on the land and identifies Earth’s resources

investigates regular changes caused by interactions between the Earth and the Sun, and changes to the Earth’s surface

explains regular events in the solar system and geological events on the Earth’s surface

NSW K – 10 Science Syllabus mapping for all our incursions

Victorian F – 10 Science Curriculum

Earth’s resources are used in a variety of ways (VCSSU047)

Participate in guided investigations, including making observations using the senses, to explore and answer questions (VCSIS051)

Earth’s surface changes over time as a result of natural processes and human activity (VCSSU062)

Sudden geological changes or extreme weather conditions can affect Earth’s surface (VCSSU079)

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School Testimonials


Sylvania Heights Public School

There has been very positive feedback from the natural disaster incursion presented by Ben on Monday! Thank you for your time and efforts.

St Michael's Meadowbank

We would definitely book this again!

Science Show Activities


A demonstration of vortices found in fire storms.


Fast moving air pulls in more air ... causing damage in the process.

Cloud in a

Learn how low pressure systems cause clouds and downpours.

water cup

Air pressure is stronger than you think!


Just how do pandemics spread? Sadly all to easily...


Deformations of the sea floor move oceans.

in a bottle

Model the movement of air in a tornado.


Investigate a seismograph in your classroom.


Potential world changers are in our solar system. How bad is it?


Investigate how plate tectonics form our world.

Designing for

Learn how building design can limit damage. Especially in grain silos!


The type of rock involved in eruptions affect how big the eruption is.


How do they erupt and are they different?

Fire tornado

Feedback about this school science incursion on natural disasters


Appropriate for Years 1 to 6

Maximum of 30 students per session

Ten tables arranged in U-shape plus 2 electrical power sockets

Chairs are not required

Fire alarms off where possible

Duration 60 or 90 minutes, set up time 30 minutes and pack up time 30 minutes

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.

During Social Distancing – Contact us
and we’ll tailor a program to suit both your school and the State’s social distancing requirements. Further details here

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Go further – Complete Units of Work to support your teaching!

Hours of High-Quality videos, printable experiments, quizzes, vocabulary lists,
Scope & sequences, cross-curricular teaching ideas,  marking rubrics & more
Save time & engage students in STEM

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Designed to engage groups of up to 240 students, pair this workshop with one of these school favourites!

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Destination Moon

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Deep Blue Oceans


$495 GST Free for a 60-minute workshop or $540 inc. GST for a 90-minute workshop.

Available as an online class anywhere in the world.
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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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