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Awesome Earth

A man and woman standing in front of a picture of a volcano, with a model version in front of them.

All the facts you need to understand the mechanics of natural disasters. We look at volcanoes, earthquakes, cyclones and tsunami.

Have you thought about?

  • How does an earthquake occur?
  • What happens when a volcano erupts?
  • What is the difference between a tsunami and a tidal wave?
  • How can we predict natural disasters?

WHEN AND WHERE

Blue Door Room - Gallery 5
Questacon - The National Science and Technology Centre

King Edward Terrace
Parkes, Canberra
Australian Capital Territory

All Ages

Learn About

Earthquakes, volcanoes, tsunami, cyclones and floods. Geology, seismology and plate tectonics are also delved into.

For Educators

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Australian Curriculum - CORE Codes: Australian Curriculum - OPTIONAL Codes:

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  • Tuesday 25 April, 2017

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Location: Questacon - The National Science and Technology Centre
Parkes, Canberra

Join the Questacon Roadie for a musical experience like never before.  Rock on science!

All Ages
A man dressed as a chef holding a mixing bowl in one hand, an egg beater in the other, and poking his tongue out.
Location: Questacon - The National Science and Technology Centre
Parkes, Canberra

Do yourself a flavour. Hang with your buds in this exploration of taste.

All Ages
A man wearing overalls and a old leather flying cap with balloons around his head.
Location: Questacon - The National Science and Technology Centre
Parkes, Canberra

The science of the humble balloon. Come on a journey and go completely balloonatic.

All Ages

  • Wednesday 26 April, 2017

a picture of pilot in a jet cockpit in the air with clouds in the background.
Location: Questacon - The National Science and Technology Centre
Parkes, Canberra

Earn your wings at Questacon's Flight Academy.

All Ages
A man pulling on a wooden pole that has a series of ropes and pulleys attached.
Location: Questacon - The National Science and Technology Centre
Parkes, Canberra

Levers, pulleys, jets and wheels. Find out how you can —  Move It!

All Ages

  • Thursday 27 April, 2017

a picture of pilot in a jet cockpit in the air with clouds in the background.
Location: Questacon - The National Science and Technology Centre
Parkes, Canberra

Earn your wings at Questacon's Flight Academy.

All Ages
A man wearing overalls and a old leather flying cap with balloons around his head.
Location: Questacon - The National Science and Technology Centre
Parkes, Canberra

The science of the humble balloon. Come on a journey and go completely balloonatic.

All Ages