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Natural Disasters

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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  • Friday 24 November, 2017

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

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3+

  • Friday 17 November 2017
  • Friday 24 November 2017

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

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18+

  • Saturday 25 November, 2017

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

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

All Ages
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

  • Sunday 26 November, 2017

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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
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