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An interactive exploration of forces, pressure and some of the strange thoughts people have had about them through the ages. On a tour from ancient Greece to Einstein we ask: What is a force? Does air ‘push’? Who is this 'Isaac Newton’ guy and what does he have to do with falling over? We explore how forces can be exerted and how they affect movement.


We also give students a first peek at the concept of pressure - how forces can be spread over an area. Are you brave enough to trust your body to science and stretch out on our full-size bed-of-nails? Oh... and we also bring a hovercraft. Because we can.



  • 60 minutes

Number of Students

  • Any

Year level

  • Yr 7 - 10


Access to electricity, access to water before and after the program, a large cleared space for the students.



small fireball from exploding hydrogen-filled balloon Foam fountain from peroxide decompositiondust fireball blown through a gas burner

Australian Curriculum

This program was designed to support:



Year 7

Year 8

Physical Sciences

Change to an object’s motion is caused by unbalanced forces acting on the object (ACSSU117)

Earth’s gravity pulls objects towards the centre of the Earth (ACSSU118)

Energy appears in different forms including movement (kinetic energy), heat and potential energy, and causes change within systems (ACSSU155)


Year 10



The motion of objects can be described and predicted using the laws of physics (ACSSU229)



This program can also support:


Science as a Human Endeavour:

Nature and Development: Yr 7 (ACSHE119, ACSHE223), Yr 8 ((ACSHE134, ACSHE226),

Yr 9 (ACSHE157), Yr 10 (ACSHE191)


Use and Influence: Yr 7 (ACSHE224), Yr 8 (ACSHE227), Yr 9 (ACSHE160),

Yr 10 (ACSHE194)



To make a booking just call or email:

Phone: (08) 8396 2250

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If you are emailing your booking request, please remember to include some alternative dates and times.



$4 +GST per student

($200 +GST minimum charge per session)


Travel costs may apply:
$25 +GST per hour, first hour free



100+ students per session:


200+ students per session:


Disadvantaged Schools (Category 1- 4):


Discounts do not apply to travel costs.



An invoice will be delivered on the day after an accurate student count. Payment is due via cash, cheque or bank transfer within 7 days.


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