Neuro-Odyssey:  a journey to where brains and computers meet

Years 6 – 11

90 minute workshop

Ever wanted to turn a light on using just your brain?

In our SciWorld neuroscience workshop, you’ll have a chance to get hands-on (or is it heads-on?) experience with brain-computer interfaces and turn a light on and off at will! Come along and you can also measure your brain activity in a real-time demonstration using state-of-the-art technology.

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NEW!  Colours we can’t see show

60 minutes duration.

This is an incredible new show which uses a Thermal Imaging, InfraRed Camera to explore the world of light.  All around us are electromagnetic waves, but the colours we can see are only a tiny fraction of them.  This exciting new show will use technology to enable the audience to “see” extra colours beyond both ends of the visible spectrum.  At one end is Ultra-Violet (UV) and the other end is Infra-Red (IR).  You’ll be absolutely amazed at the things you will be able to “see” that are normally invisible to us (although some animals can see and use UV or IR!) and this technology is becoming increasingly important in the modern world.  It is guaranteed to give you a whole new way of looking at the world around us.

New!   Making Waves:  Powering the future of our planet!

Making Waves: Powering the future of our planet is a show that will reinforce how precious our planet is.  Celebrating the National Science Week theme 2020 of “Deep Blue”, it’s a show that will explore the power of the ocean to the wind on the land, the energy we harness and use is vitally important for our planet’s future.  The is show will teach you about energy use and conservation with a range of scientific demonstrations that will wow you – from on-stage lightning to air pressure and cool waves – this is a show to visually show you how we make waves to power the future of our planet.

SciWorld’s Science Magic Show!

All ages.

Be astonished!  Be amazed!  Learn the fascinating science behind breathtaking magic tricks and mind-boggling illusions.  Witness levitation, green fire, invisible forces and much more.  You won’t believe your eyes.

Science Magic will entertain, educate and enlighten!


SciWorld’s Fire and Ice Show!

60 minute show

This is a show which celebrates two opposing forces – fire and ice.  You’ll learn all about heat and the opposing temperature extremes found in Liquid Nitrogen.  It’s a one-stop show that isn’t to be missed!

StarDome / Starlab Sessions

Year 7 – Year 10
45 minutes duration.
30 – 60 students
Stardome (30 students)

Digital Starlab (60 students)

Crawl inside our mobile planetarium and discover the universe around you. The Stardome and Starlabs are portable, inflatable planetariums that come to you!

Topics covered can include day and night, seasons, stars, planets, solar system, gravity, phases of the moon and constellations. If you have any specific areas you would like covered, just ask and we can do our best to accommodate!

The following direct science curriculum topics are covered:

Predictable phenomena on Earth, including seasons and eclipses, are caused by the relative positions of the sun, Earth and moon.

The Earth is part of a system of planets orbiting around the sun.

Earth’s rotation on its axis causes regular changes, including night and day.

Forces can be exerted by one object on another through direct contact or from a distance.

Daily and seasonal changes in our environment, including the weather, affect everyday life.

The constellations are discussed and the stories behind a number of prominent constellations are used to bring the sky to life and provide a memorable experience for the students. Stories from other cultures are included to show the importance of culture in interpreting the night sky.

Please note, the StarDome requires an indoor space of 7 m x 7m with an unobstructed ceiling height of 3.2m and one power point.  The Starlab requies an indoor space of 11m x 11m with an unobstructed ceiling height of 4.5m and one power point.

Minerals, Magmas and Martians:  Geology of Rocky Planets

Years 4 – 10

90 minutes duration, 30 students per workshop

What is inside the earth and what is around us?  Through practical activities you’ll learn about the interior structure of rocky planets, how volcanoes are made and why some are different shapes, volcanic eruptions, rocks and rocky planets, the role of erosion in the rock cycle and more.

Advanced Robotics:  The Mars Rover Mission  

90 minutes, 30 students

Our new Advanced Robotics:  Mars Rover Mission workshops are very popular!  With our Lego NXT Mindstorm Robots, you’ll program your way to Mars and beyond.  If you’ve done a bit of Robotics with us before, then check out our new Mars Rover Mission Advanced Robotics workshops.  You’ll be addicted!  

Stunning Statistics Workshop

90 minutes duration

New to 2019 is our Stunning Statistics workshop.  Find out about murderous mathematics, measurements and much more in this workshop which is more fun than you can calculate.  Bring Maths to life with practical, hands on and really fun activities!

Chemistry Capers Workshop

Years 5 – 9
90 minutes
30 students
Learn about atoms and molecules, pH testing, endothermic and exothermic reactions! Discover reactions and changes in solids, liquids and gases in this hands-on Chemistry session.  Discover reactions and changes in solids, liquids and gases in this hands on Chemistry session. And you’ll get to make slime too!

Chemistry Is Cool Show

Years 5 – 9.
60 minute show.
In this show there are fire experiments and big bangs! You’ll learn all about physical changes and chemical reactions as well as cool experiments that you can try at home. It’s a great show to make you fall in love (with Chemistry!) while learning about atoms and molecules.

Chemistry is Cool

The Planetary Chemistry Show

Years 4 – 10

60 minute show

Come onboard our rocket and explore the chemistry of the planets with us.  You’ll be amazed what gases are in our solar system and see them in action for yourself.  Space is a wonderful place and the chemicals found in space are all around us.  Celebrating the 2019 year of “Destination Moon!”

LIGHT up your mind show.  Celebrating the science of LIGHT!

Years 4 – 10

60 minute show

What is light? Why do we see colours? How is a rainbow made? Become a scientist and investigate the science of light in this interactive show. Featuring glowing chemical reactions, lasers, and iridescent bubbles, we’ll make the physics of light fun and easily understandable. Explore how fireworks are made and learn how a bee sees a flower… and you might even learn the secret to invisibility!

Liquid Nitrogen: Solids, Liquids and Gases Show

Years 4 – 10
60 minute show
This show will amaze you – learning about solids, liquids and gases through the use of Liquid Nitrogen! What happens to an onion when it freezes to minus 196 degrees? Can an inflated balloon recover after being frozen? Find out so much more in our Liquid Nitrogen show!

SciWorld’s Sustainability Workshop

Years 6 – 10

60 minute workshop

‘If an activity is said to be sustainable, then it should continue forever.’ In this workshop, students will learn about Solar Energy, Wind Conservation and investigate Energy Conservation.  There will be lots of hands on activities and thought provoking questions which will make you want to learn more about our environment and its sustainable future.

SciWorld Spectacular show

Years R – 8
60 minute show
This is the one stop show which celebrates everything Science! You’ll learn about Chemistry, Energy, Forces and so much more! You’ll see explosions, rockets and some amazing experiments you can try at home! It’s a winner and one of our most popular shows which acts as a great precursor to many of our workshops!

It Really Is Rocket Science Workshop

Years 3 – 9
90 minutes
30 students
Designed by our resident rocket engineer, this workshop will teach you not only how to make and launch your own low pressure and high pressure rockets, but you’ll also learn about the dynamics behind rockets, forces – balanced and unbalanced, Newton’s Laws of Motion, air pressure and predictions. Who can make their rocket fly the farthest? Find out in this workshop!