Imagination Factory

Imagination Factory's 18 exhibits focus on how technology makes life easier and challenges the idea that technology is only defined as high-tech electronics. Visitors will play with simple machines such as cams, pulleys, levers, gears, pistons (or pneumatics), wheels and electricity.

Learn how robbers break into a safe by cracking a cam lock, perform a musical tune using pulleys, race some horses using gears, play 'rock, paper, scissors' using electrical circuits or find your way through a maze using pneumatic pistons.

Nine accompanying information banners also describe where you can find simple machines at home, school, work or play, as well as some Australian inventors and some peculiar patents.

Teachers Notes

A summary of Imagination Factory exhibits for teachers including National Curriculum links and key themes may be downloaded via these Word and PDF documents.

Questacon—Imagination Factory Teachers Notes PDF 148 kB | Questacon—Imagination Factory Teachers Notes Word 134 kB