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Move It! - The Engineering Show

Two men leaning away from one another each have a wooden pole and pulleys and rope attached to each. A woman is standing at the centre of picture in between them also holding onto one of the ropes.

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

Have you thought about?

  • How do we make something move?
  • How do machines help us to move heavy objects?
  • How was the wheel invented?

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

The show presents the development of the wheel and the steps leading up to it as well as what we might use to move in the future. Showcased is Newton's first law of motion and the science of pulleys, sleds, levers and catapults.

For Educators

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  • Thursday 20 July, 2017 to Thursday 10 August, 2017

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

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  • Tuesday 25 July, 2017

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

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Parkes, Canberra

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

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  • Wednesday 26 July, 2017

A young girl wearing a toy hard hat and playing with wooden blocks

BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL

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

Building and Engineering looks at different types of buildings and what shapes help us to build strong, sturdy structures.

3-6
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