Trickle Down

photograph of a calm river bend, with gum trees and long grass along the banks and trees reflecting from the water surface.

The explosive science of the liquid of life—water and the Murray-Darling Basin.

Have you thought about?

  • What is the Murray-Darling basin and why should I care?
  • Where does our water come from?
  • What do we use water for?
  • What challenges do we face with water in the Murray-Darling Basin?

WHEN AND WHERE

Japan Theatre: Main Foyer
Questacon - The National Science and Technology Centre

King Edward Terrace
Parkes, Canberra
Australian Capital Territory

8+

Learn About

Learn about the story of humans in the Murray-Darling Basin: how we use the water, and the steps we need to take to secure Australia’s economic, social and environmental future.

For Educators

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  • 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+
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

  • Sunday 25 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+
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Location: Questacon - The National Science and Technology Centre
Parkes, Canberra

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

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  • Monday 26 February, 2018

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

Explore Questacon without the big kids!

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two dinosaur puppets.
Location: Questacon - The National Science and Technology Centre
Parkes, Canberra

Travel back in time with Mutty the Muttaburrasaur to prehistoric Australia as he goes in search of the Lizard of Oz. Roar with the herd, meet Australia's giants, follow the yellow muddy siltstone road. It's an Australian based, fun filled dino-extravaganza as we learn 'witch' dinosaur to avoid.

3-9
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.

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