…tick, tick BOOM!

…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 at the 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 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. Excite the students to get back into science or simply end the year with a BANG!

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Australian ACARA Content Outcomes:

PW1 Change to an object’s motion is caused by unbalanced forces acting on the object. (ACSSU117)

PW2 The action of forces that act at a distance may be observed and related to everyday situations.

PW3 Energy appears in different forms including movement (kinetic energy), heat and potential energy, and causes change within systems. (ACSSU155).

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.

Australian National Curriculum Mapping for all our science workshops & shows

NSW Science Syllabus Content: A student:

develops knowledge of the Physical World, Earth and Space, Living World and Chemical World, and understanding about the nature, development, use and influence of science SC4-10PW

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

describes the action of unbalanced forces in everyday situations SC4-10PW

applies models, theories and laws to explain situations involving energy, force and motion SC5-10PW

NSW K – 10 Science Syllabus mapping for all our incursions

School Testimonials

MacKillop Catholic College

The presentation engaged our students and maybe lit another spark or two of interest in them. Thank you very much!

Glenmore Park High School

We would definitely book this again!

Fizzics Education Awards

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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

Expand-a-foam

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 .

Hovercraft

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?

Requirements

Appropriate for Years 7 to 10 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

ESSENTIAL:
– Ability to turn off your fire alarms.
​​​​​​​- Also, a roof at least 5 metres high is required otherwise we need to run one of the experiments outside in an open area.

Cost

$990 inc. GST per science show performance (this works out at $4.13 inc. GST per student).

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