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Working with Water

Working with Water

Explore water's properties with this hands-on workshop for younger students

Dive into the depths of water science for primary students!

Water, water everywhere! We look at the physical science of water itself in this hands-on workshop.
Skipper a soap-powered boat, create a Cartesian diver, investigate water chemistry and more.
Participants will explore:

  • sinking and floating
  • surface tension & pressure
  • fair testing

… plus all things wet in this fun and engaging primary science workshop visit!

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.

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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).

Australian National Curriculum Mapping for all our science workshops & shows

NSW Science Syllabus Content
A student:

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

identifies that materials can be changed or combined

describes how the properties of materials determine their use

investigates how forces and energy are used in products

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)

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)

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

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

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

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School Testimonials


St Kevin's Catholic Primary School Eastwood

We would definitely book this again!

Talbingo Public School

5 out of 5!

Science Show Demonstrations

powered boats

Explore surface tension in a fun way! (90 minute version).

Cartesian diver

Make a SCUBA Steve and learn about pressure.

Discovering density

Manipulate density and layer liquids.

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!

Water rope

Learn about cohesive forces in water - how does it stick?

in my bottle

A demonstration of water pressure, air pressure & surface tension! (90 minutes)

vs. sinking

Just what floats and what doesn't? Why?

Water cycle

How does water cycle on our planet?

water cup

How can you tip a cup of water upside-down without mess?

Ocean in a bottle

Model waves in this great demonstration

Adding detergent to a plastic bowl of water and pepper.


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

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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Did you know about our larger stage shows?

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 inc. GST 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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