Awesome Earth

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?
  • 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

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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Wednesday 19 June, 2019

3-6
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Blue Door Room: Gallery 5

Sun and Moon explores how the Earth orbits around the sun, and the moon orbits around the Earth, which create natural phenomena like day and night and moon phases. The children will also get a chance to launch a rocket or two!

All Ages
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Japan Theatre: Main Foyer

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

All Ages
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Japan Theatre: Main Foyer

A fun and explosive show based upon the science of the amazing substance known as Liquid Nitrogen, one of the coldest substances known.

Thursday 20 June, 2019

3-6
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Blue Door Room: Gallery 5

Sun and Moon explores how the Earth orbits around the sun, and the moon orbits around the Earth, which create natural phenomena like day and night and moon phases. The children will also get a chance to launch a rocket or two!

All Ages
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Japan Theatre: Main Foyer

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

All Ages
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Japan Theatre: Main Foyer

Find out how we perceive the world around us. Is your brain playing tricks on you?

Friday 21 June, 2019

All Ages
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Japan Theatre: Main Foyer

A fun and explosive show based upon the science of the amazing substance known as Liquid Nitrogen, one of the coldest substances known.

10+
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Japan Theatre: Main Foyer

From wheels to wifi we have embraced technology, how far could technology go?

How far should technology go? What do you think?

Recommended for ages 8 and up