DIY Chemistry

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Celebrate National Science Week at Queensland Museum South Bank.

Meet Queensland Museum scientists as they show specimens and talk about their work. Enjoy a range of fascinating science activities, exhibits, public lectures by journalist and broadcaster Robyn Williams, information on careers, plus Free Radical chemistry. Hands-on activities & live science theatre shows.


DIY Chemistry

Science for Life! DIY Science Hands-on chemistry. Photograph by Natalie Pestana. Free Radical Chemistry Biotechnology logo

Chemistry is all around us, from farts to food but have you ever wondered what a chemist really does? This is your chance to find out!

Chemists from the ARC Centre of Excellence for Free Radical Chemistry and Biotechnology will present cool chemistry shows and hands on activities.

Make your own silly putty and scratch and sniff stickers; find out about glow sticks and forensic investigations; and be amazed by explosions and the magic of chemistry.

Presented by the ARC Centre of Excellence for Free Radical Chemistry.

Type: Hands-on activities
Audience: Families with children, students, everyone!
When: Sat 28 August, 10am – 3pm
Where: Level 2. Queensland Museum South Bank.
Cost: Free. Bookings essential for all schools and groups.
Numbers: Recommend exploring in small groups.
Duration: Free choice.

 

Energy without CO2 show

The search for more efficient and clean ways to transform energy is one of the biggest challenges for Australian science.

With pops, bangs and flashes, Mick will demonstrate the way that the energy for transport, heating, lighting and cooking could be harnessed without generating CO2, and we’ll look at some new clean technology that will reduce the build-up of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere.

Presented by Mick Moylan from the School of Chemistry, The University of Melbourne.

Type: Live science theatre show.
Audience: Families with children, students, everyone!
When: Sat 28 August, 11am
Where: Theatre, Level 2. Queensland Museum South Bank
Cost: Free, places are limited. Bookings essential for all schools and groups.
Duration: approx 30 – 45mins

 

Iron Chemist Show

Excite your senses as two Master Chemists do battle for the prestigious title of Iron Chemist.

Be amazed by the magic of chemistry, and the power of explosions.

As the Chemists 'cook' up their signature dishes, you be the judge. Who should be the Iron Chemist 2010?

Competing Chemists are from the ARC Centre of Excellence for Free Radical Chemistry and Biotechnology at the Queensland University of Technology and the University of Queensland.

Type: Live science theatre show.
Audience: Families with children, students, everyone!
When: Sat 28 August, 1pm
Where: Theatre, Level 2. Queensland Museum South Bank
Cost: Free, places are limited. Bookings essential for all schools and groups. .
Duration: approx 30 – 45mins


Supported by the Australian Government as part of National Science Week.

National Science Week 2010