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Natural Disasters

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

Japan Theatre
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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  • Tuesday 21 February, 2017

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 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

  • Wednesday 22 February, 2017

A man wearing safety glasses standing beside a cloud of gas.
Location: Questacon - The National Science and Technology Centre
Parkes, Canberra

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

All Ages
A man and woman standing in front of a picture of a volcano.
Location: Questacon - The National Science and Technology Centre
Parkes, Canberra

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

All Ages

  • Thursday 23 February, 2017

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
A picture of a man's head.
Location: Questacon - The National Science and Technology Centre
Parkes, Canberra

Dr Blashtov will attempt to launch 10 rockets in 30 minutes. The Excited Particles take no responsibility for the accidental launch of children during this show.

All Ages