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…tick, tick BOOM!

…tick, tick BOOM!

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

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!

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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).

Australian National Curriculum Mapping for all our science workshops & shows

NSW Science Syllabus Content: A student:

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 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

A change of state between solid and liquid can be caused by adding or removing heat (VCSSU059)

Natural and processed materials have a range of physical properties; these properties can influence their use (VCSSU060)

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)

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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.

Salamah College

Everything was perfect!

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?

Balls and water flying out of a metal bin

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Appropriate for K 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.

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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$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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