The Unexpected Show and Magic vs Science

The Unexpected Show (15 Minutes)

Science is based on curiosity about how things work. As we build up our view of the world we learn to expect things to happen in a certain way. This show aims to bust those expectations as we demonstrate science with unexpected results.

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Magic vs Science (15 Minutes)

Many magicians perform science on stage claiming they are magic. But with a bit of explanation, this show aims to show that magic is really science - and this makes it even more amazing!

WHEN AND WHERE

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

King Edward Terrace
Parkes, Canberra
Australian Capital Territory

All ages

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  • Friday 23 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

Music and Sound explores how sound is created, what makes sounds louder and how different instruments work. 

3-6
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

  • 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+
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 and wheels. Find out how you can —  Move It!

All Ages