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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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  • Saturday 25 March, 2017

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

To help us celebrate the opening of international touring exhibition, Above and Beyond, join us for a fun-filled day of flight!

All Ages
A large truck in front of crowd of people in a large open building.
Location: Orange Function Centre
Orange

All ages

  • Sunday 26 March, 2017

A large truck in front of crowd of people in a large open building.
Location: Charles Sturt University Gymnasium
Bathurst

All ages
A woman in overalls, wearing a safely crash cap and holding a plush toy cow.
Location: Questacon - The National Science and Technology Centre
Parkes, Canberra

Discover the science behind crashes and collisions. Sir Isaac Newton wouldn't know what hit him!

All Ages
A man painting colour patterns on a flat surface.
Location: Questacon - The National Science and Technology Centre
Parkes, Canberra

Do you see what I see?

8+

  • Monday 27 March, 2017

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
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