The Shell Questacon Science Circus absolutely wowed children of all ages at Quirindi High School on Monday.
Two science graduates, Hannah and Fiona brought a lively presentation of science to the school, while they study for a Master of Science Communication Outreach.
The Shell Questacon Science Circus team travelled to QHS to spread curiosity, fascination and inspiration to the young scientists of our district including Quirindi Preschool and Kindergarten and local Primary School students as well as students from QHS.
"We're scientists delivering science in a different way. The most important part is to inspire critical thinking and a fascination for science," said Hannah.
Students of all ages got to explore science with the mazing demonstrations in display including: an air cannon - where students got to use pressure in an activity that blasted marshmallows into the air, bubble mania, where students were encouraged to stand inside a giant bubble, liquid nitrogen tricks of all sorts, including freezing rubber balls and flowers and seeing the effects.
"The students were very engaging and asked a large number of science related questions of a very high calibre. It has been a fabulous day," said Hannah.
"It has been an exciting opportunity to host such an outstanding experience for students and children of all ages at QHS. It is always rewarding to bring the best in educational experiences to our students," said QHS Head Teacher Science, Peter Roberts.
The Shell Questacon Science Circus is an initiative of Questacon, Shell and The Australian National University and is touring the region over coming weeks.
Where and when
Wednesday 23 October 4-7pm @Gunnedah Town Hall
Saturday, 26 and Sunday 27 October
10am - 3pm @Tamworth Regional Entertainment and Conference Centre
Saturday, 2 November
10am - 3pm @The Crossing Theatre
Wednesday, 6 November 4-7pm @Inverell Showgrounds
Saturday, 9 and Sunday, 10 November
10am - 3pm @ Campbell Hall, SportUNE
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