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

Japan Theatre: Main Foyer
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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Sunday 22 April, 2018

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Tinker Space: Gallery 5

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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.

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Answer the call of the wild and compete in the ultimate game of survival.

Monday 23 April, 2018

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Tinker Space: Gallery 5

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Japan Theatre: Main Foyer

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

3-9
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Blue Door Room: Gallery 5

Travel back in time with Mutty the Muttaburrasaur to prehistoric Australia as he goes in search of the Lizard of Oz. Roar with the herd, meet Australia's giants, follow the yellow muddy siltstone road. It's an Australian based, fun filled dino-extravaganza as we learn 'witch' dinosaur to avoid.

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Japan Theatre: Main Foyer

Do you see what I see?

Tuesday 24 April, 2018

8+
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Tinker Space: Gallery 5

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Japan Theatre: Main Foyer

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

3-9
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Blue Door Room: Gallery 5

Travel back in time with Mutty the Muttaburrasaur to prehistoric Australia as he goes in search of the Lizard of Oz. Roar with the herd, meet Australia's giants, follow the yellow muddy siltstone road. It's an Australian based, fun filled dino-extravaganza as we learn 'witch' dinosaur to avoid.

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