Bright Sparks

Zaps, sparks and hair-raising activities. The work of electrical energy!

Have you thought about?

  • What is electricity?
  • What is an electrical field and how does it work?
  • What are the differences between amps, volts and watts?
  • What is static electricity?

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

Charged particles, electrical fields, electrostatics, volts, amps and watts.

For Educators

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  • Thursday 22 February, 2018

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

Music and Sound explores how sound is created, what makes sounds louder and how different instruments work. 

3-6
A man and a woman both dressed in roadie gear and each holding a rolled up extension lead, and the man an additional microphone.
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

  • Friday 23 February, 2018

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

Getting a ball to roll from the top of a pegboard to the bottom seems easy, but what if you want the ball to do a loop? Or jump a gap? Or move as slowly as possible? Using simple materials on a pegboard, create a rollercoaster-like ball run

8+
Location: Questacon - The National Science and Technology Centre
Parkes, Canberra

Music and Sound explores how sound is created, what makes sounds louder and how different instruments work. 

3-6
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

  • Saturday 24 February, 2018

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

Getting a ball to roll from the top of a pegboard to the bottom seems easy, but what if you want the ball to do a loop? Or jump a gap? Or move as slowly as possible? Using simple materials on a pegboard, create a rollercoaster-like ball run

8+
A man smiling and holding two over sized model hex nuts through his left arm.
Location: Questacon - The National Science and Technology Centre
Parkes, Canberra

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

All Ages