Interactive Shows

Whole-audience and volunteer participation, curriculum-rich

MSE's interactive shows are built to address the Australian Curriculum and give larger groups of students a science engagement experience without sacrificing learning outcomes. We come to you - No Bus, No Fuss. 

 

Forget about 'edutainment'
- these interactive presentations are intensive, engaging, challenging and fun curriculum-rich lessons.

Something's probably going to go bang, but we'll all be figuring out how and why.

 

We bring all of the equipment and materials, as well tables and audio-visual equipment where needed - all you need to supply is a space with access to electricity and water nearby. 

 

Presentations are broken into 60 minute introductory shows and 90 minute premium shows.

​For the full pricing/discount schedule, click here. For how to make a booking, click here.

 

General Science / STEM Show 2020

The Science Show

Classic science for younger students

60 minute introductory:

 

A science show with lots to do, see and hear.

Treat your students to the classic science demonstrations you remember from school and TV, while they learn how science works and what it's for. 

Consider pairing this show with the "How Science Works" workshop.

60 minutes:

R-3 students, $5.00 +GST/student ($270 min.)

STEM Show - Deep Blue Sea

For the National Science Week school theme

60 minute introductory:

Intro to ocean physics such as

tides, pressure and light;

Aquaculture; plastic impact; tidal and wave energy; offshore wind.

90 minute premium:

As above + climate change and sea level rise, ocean acidification.

Consider pairing this show with the "Our Energy Future" workshop.

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60 minutes:

Yr 3-10 students, $5 +GST/student ($270 min.)

90 minutes:

Yr 7-10 students, $5 +GST/student ($300 min.)

 

Earth and Space Sciences - Climate

The Climate Emergency

Human-caused global warming and climate change

Discover the science of the current climate emergency: what's happening, how we know, and how we know we caused it.

This show will explore the evidence for global heating, as well as the climate change impacts we are currently experiencing and what is likely to happen next.

We'll also tackle some commonly heard myths, learn about possible solutions, and find out what we can do personally to help.

Consider pairing this show with the "Our Energy Future" workshop.

90 minutes:

Yr 6-12 students, $5.00 +GST/student ($300 min.)

 

Earth and Space Sciences

The Starlab Experience

All Starlab sessions are cancelled until COVID-19 has passed

  • how to find south with the stars

  • common constellations

  • ancient stories

  • star colours and temperatures

  • what stars actually are

  • where atoms come from

Experience the night sky in beautiful glowing detail inside our Starlab portable planetarium. The projector features the amazing fibre-arc system starfield, so the stars accurately show relative brightness and colour in pin-point details. Learn:

Consider including the Starlab as part of

an "Our Place in Space" workshop.

The starlab requires a large ground-floor indoor space, a minimum of 8m x 8m wide with a 4m high ceiling and access to electricity. A school hall or gym would be perfect.

45 minutes:

Yr 3-12 students, $150 +GST, 30 students max.

3 sessions minimum

The Universe

All sessions involving Starlab are cancelled until COVID-19 has passed

Explore the value of critical thinking, a counter intuitive understanding of gravity, Einstein's relativity theories and a gravity well model, the key figures and ideas in the development of the Big Bang theory, and stellar evolution in this engaging interactive presentation.

This 90 minute program is split into a 60 minute content-intensive show and 30 minutes in the Starlab mobile planetarium.

The starlab requires a large ground-floor indoor space, a minimum of 8m x 8m wide with a 4m high ceiling and access to electricity. A school hall or gym would be perfect.

90 minutes:

Yr 7-10 students, $300 +GST, 30 students max.

 

Chemical Sciences

The Matter Show

Physical properties and changes

60 minute, introductory:​

With help from a few litres of liquid nitrogen, a few chemicals and a gas burner we can show how the particle model is used to explain the behaviour of solids, liquids and gases and the changes of state. We will also look at properties of materials under different conditions, and using those properties to separate mixtures.

 

90 minute, premium:

As above + expansion and contraction; atoms and elements; colloids; separating mixtures by boiling; fuel/air mix.

60 minutes:

Yr 2-7 students, $5.00 +GST/student ($270 min.)

90 minutes:

Yr 3-7 students, $5.00 +GST/student ($300 min.)

Consider pairing this show with:

the "How Materials Work" workshop for year 2's;

the "Our Chemical World" workshop for years 3-7.

Atoms and Chemistry

Atoms, elements and reactions

An introduction to the world of elements, molecules and chemical reactions. We will explore:

  • the particle model of matter

  • subatomic particles and structure of the atom

  • elements and the periodic table

  • spectroscopy and electron shells

  • Rutherford's discovery of the nucleus (using a rapid-fire Nerf ™ gun...)

  • chemical vs physical change

  • compound vs element

  • changing reaction rates

  • combustion.

Using models and interactive chemical reaction demonstrations, this program could be used to kick start your chemistry unit (and give you something to refer back to for the rest of the unit) or to round it off with a combination of review, revision and reward.

90 minutes:

Yr 7-10 students, $5.00 +GST/student ($300 min.)

Consider pairing this show with

the "Our Chemical World" workshop for year 7's.

 

Physical Sciences

The Light Fantastic

Light and how it works

60 minute introductory

An overview of what light is, how to make it, and how to make it sit up and beg. Introduce your students to the universe's strangest form of energy and its ultimate speed limit. Explore the reflection and refraction of light, and diffraction gratings. Find out how colours are made by emission and absorption, and what Newton got wrong about the spectrum.

Consider pairing this show with the "How Energy Works" workshop for Year R-2.

60 minutes:

Year R-9 students, $5.00 +GST/student ($270 min.)

The Energy Show

Forms, transfers and transformations

60 minute, introductory:

Explore conservation of energy, energy transfers and changes, and forms of energy. Includes at minimum: chemical energy from food, kinetic energy (energy of motion), sound, light, electricity and different forms of potential energy.

90 minute, Premium:

As above + types of collisions; heat/work; electricity and magnetic potential; spectra and diffraction; Reuben's Tube.

Consider pairing this show with the "Our Energy Future" workshop.

60 minutes:

Yr 2-7 students, $5.00 +GST per student ($270 min.)

90 minutes:

Yr 5-10 students, $5.00 +GST per student ($300 min.)

The Forces Show

Pushes, pulls, movement and pressure

A 90 minute interactive exploration of forces and pressure. We explore how forces can be exerted, how they affect movement, and some of the achievements of Archimedes, Galileo and Newton. We also give a sneak peek at pressure and challenge a few brave individuals to trust their body to science on our bed of nails.

  • Definition of force

  • Contact forces - pushes
    and pulls

  • Non-contact forces -
    magnetism and gravity

  • Inertia and acceleration -
    the table-cloth trick

  • Friction

  • Inclined planes and
    acceleration

  • Pulleys and mechanical
    advantage

  • Newton's Laws

  • Buoyancy and Archimedes

  • Boat building challenge

  • Galileo's cradle

  • Pressure, bed of nails

90 minutes:

Yr 2-9 students, $5.00 +GST/student ($300 min.)

Consider pairing this show with:

the "How Pushes and Pulls Work" workshop for year 2's;

the "Our Physical Forces" workshop for years 3-7.

 
 

Pricing and Discount Schedule

MSE STEM@school: Interactive Shows

Within 40km of Adelaide (Victoria Square, as measured by Google Maps)

Daily minimum charge: $450 +GST​  *This is not affected by any discounts*

 

Introductory and Premium Shows: 

$5 +GST per student, $270 +GST min. per 60 minute session, $300 +GST min. per 90 minute session

Category 1-4 disadvantaged schools - 15% discount

100+ students in a session - 10% discount.

200+ students in a session - 15% discount.

400+ students in a session - 20% discount.

Starlab Experience:

$150 +GST per 45 minute session, 3 session minimum booking in a day.

Full day, 6 sessions - 10% discount

Category 1-4 disadvantaged schools - $20 discount per session, for sessions after the third in a day.

The Universe:

$300 +GST per 90 minute session, 30 students per session maximum, 2 session minimum booking in a day.

Full day, 3 sessions - 10% discount

Category 1-4 disadvantaged schools, 2 or 3 sessions in a day - 15% discount

Between 40km - 150km from Adelaide (Victoria Square, as measured by Google Maps)

As above plus $40 +GST per hour return travel (first hour free).

More than 150km from Adelaide (Victoria Square, as measured by Google Maps)

Daily minimum charge: $810 +GST, plus travel costs.

Program costs as above, no discounts apply.
 

For 13 years Mobile Science Education has been the only organisation of its kind to offer significant discounts to disadvantaged schools, despite receiving no government funding or grants.

We would like to be able to offer similar discounts to regional schools, but we can't do that without government support.

If you would like to see regional students get the same opportunities as others, please click here and let the SA Minister for Education know.

How to Make a Booking

Send us an email: info@mobilescienceeducation.com.au 

Let us know your name and contact details, the program/s you're looking for, a few options for dates, your school, number of classes and year level of the students. One of us will be in touch as soon as possible.

OR

Give us a call: 08 8396 2250

Call and speak to one of our team, or leave a message with your name, school and contact details.

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