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Chemistry Show

Creative chemical concoctions ideal for covering a broad range of chemical changes

A fantastic school chemistry show with flare!

See bubbling dry ice, colour changing chemical reactions, glow in the dark pigments, elephants toothpaste, stringy slimes, different coloured flames and more! Designed to cover a broad range of chemical concepts that is accessible to high school students:

  • the chemistry of fireworks
  • properties of solids, liquids and gases
  • UV light and glowing chemicals
  • physical changes vs. chemical reactions
  • acids vs bases and indicators to detect them
  • kitchen chemistry found at home
  • energy changes and more…

Available as a high school science incursion within Australia or as a video conference to any school around the globe!

Click here for the primary school version 

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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 activities listed below will be covered during the conference.
  • Upon booking, you will receive a PDF outlining the materials that you can have on hand to make the workshop more interactive. It’s not a problem if you can’t source all of the materials, as we’ll have these on hand for the workshop
  • 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:
Stage 4

CW1 – The properties of the different states of matter can be explained in terms of the motion and arrangement of particles (ACSSU151).

CW2 – Scientific knowledge and developments in technology have changed our understanding of the structure and properties of matter.

CW3 – Mixtures, including solutions, contain a combination of pure substances that can be separated using a range of techniques (ACSSU113).

CW4 – In a chemical change, new substances are formed, which may have specific properties related to their uses in everyday life. Chemical change involves substances reacting to form new substances (ACSSU225).

Stage 5

CW3 – Chemical reactions involve rearranging atoms to form new substances; during a chemical reaction mass is not created or destroyed (ACSSU178).

CW4 – Different types of chemical reactions are used to produce a range of products and can occur at different rates and involve energy transfer (ACSSU187).

Chemical reactions, including combustion and the reactions of acids, are important in both non-living and living systems and involve energy transfer (ACSSU179)

Australian National Curriculum Mapping for all our science workshops & shows

NSW Science Syllabus Content

A student:

describes the observed properties and behaviour of matter, using scientific models and theories about the motion and arrangement of particles (SC4-16CW).

explains how scientific understanding of, and discoveries about, the properties of elements, compounds and mixtures relate to their uses in everyday life (SC4-17CW).

explains how models, theories and laws about matter have been refined as new scientific evidence becomes available (SC5-16CW).

discusses the importance of chemical reactions in the production of a range of substances, and the influence of society on the development of new materials (SC5-17CW).

NSW K – 10 Science Syllabus mapping for all our incursions

VIC Science Syllabus Content

Mixtures, including solutions, contain a combination of pure substances that can be separated using a range of techniques (VCSSU095)

The properties of the different states of matter can be explained in terms of the motion and arrangement of particles (VCSSU096)

Differences between elements, compounds and mixtures can be described by using a particle model (VCSSU097)

Chemical change involves substances reacting to form new substances (VCSSU098)

Chemical reactions involve rearranging atoms to form new substances; during a chemical reaction mass is not created or destroyed (VCSSU124)

Different types of chemical reactions are used to produce a range of products and can occur at different rates; chemical reactions may be represented by balanced chemical equations (VCSSU125)

Chemical reactions, including combustion and the reactions of acids, are important in both non-living and living systems and involve energy transfer (VCSSU126)

School Testimonials

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The John Berne School

I would like to take a moment to express our gratitude for the wonderful workshops Holly provided this week for our students at the John Berne School, Lewisham on Thursday 4th June. It was a full day of 5 workshops - The Liquid Nitrogen Show, The Chemistry Show and The Stars and Planets Show. We couldn't be more pleased with Holly's professional manner and easy going nature. She made her verbal explanations accessible to the students and catered each workshop right at the level of our students intellectual capabilities and behavioural needs. Holly's vast knowledge and great enthusiasm for all things scientific was evident and truly helped to keep our students engaged and interested for each 40 minute workshop. Keeping our students engaged for this length of time is difficult at the best of times. But for Holly to be an unknown educator to our students in a subject which many of our students find boring and she could still manage to keep them behaving and listening is credit to her wonderful capacity as an educator. The students truly appreciated the knowledge they have gained and the fun they had watching such innovative and exciting experiments. To invite Fizzics Education into our school community to provide these experiences for our students is absolutely necessary and much appreciated.
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Beaconhills College Berwick

We would definitely book this again!

Science Show Demonstrations

Elephants toothpaste

A foaming chemical reaction that needs a 'helper' chemical

Dry ice rainbows

See colours form in water when an acid indicator is added

Impossible to burn paper

An old magic trick, showing that evaporation keeps materials cool

Coloured flames

Different materials burn with different colours... link to fireworks

The fire triangle

Oxygen is needed for fires... let's prove it with a fireball!

Stringy slime

A polymerisation reaction

Glow chemistry

Glowing salts and glowing shadows! Fluorescence in action.

Precipitate chemistry

Clear solutions mixed together can produce surprising results

Super absorber

Check out this super absorbent polymer used in magic tricks

Dry ice chemistry

Is sublimation physical or a chemical reaction?

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Feedback about this school science show on chemistry

Requirements

Appropriate for Years 7 to 10 with a maximum of 60 students per class

Access to 1 electrical power socket and 3 tables

Chairs are not required

Duration 60 minutes, set up time 60 minutes and pack up time 60 minutes

We need 15 minutes to re-stock the materials between shows

The ability to turn off smoke alarms for some experiments

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

We're a COVID SAFE Company

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Cost

$660 inc. GST per science show performance.

Available as a video conference at $150 inc. GST per class anywhere in the world

Find out about offers & discounts here!

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 school.

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