Questacon Science on the Move Exhibition - Gracemere Library
Next date: Tuesday, 26 October 2021 | 07:00 PM
to Monday, 01 November 2021 | 05:30 PM
SCIENCE ON THE MOVE
Enjoy, discover and explore principles of light, music and sound, human biology and health, force and motion, ecology and the environment, electricity and magnetism, human population and genetics. Science on the Move's intriguing exhibit investigations will engage your mind and body. Turn yourself into a battery, crank up a tornado in a bottle, escape from handcuffs, predict the outcome of chaos, build a food chain, measure your fitness and much, much more.
OVERVIEW OF THE EXHIBITS
Exhibits at Gracemere Library may include:
Chaotic patterns are studied within mathematics and meteorology.
Push a magnetic pendulum and watch it swing chaotically over a metal plate.
Different sized gears turn at different speeds and force to generate mechanical advantage.
Arrange all of the gears on the table so their teeth are interlocking. Slowly spin one of the gear wheels and watch what happens.
Electric fields can be created when a circuit is closed in a loop formation.
Touch two metal plates to create an electric field (observed on a meter).
Pressure causes bubbles to contract and items to sink due to lower buoyancy.
Squeeze a water bottle to observe changes in bubble density, floating and sinking.
Pig Pen Puzzle
Dissecting space efficiently can create a greater number of enclosures.
Use puzzle pieces to allocate areas and fences to different number of pigs.
Air vibrates at different frequencies to generate low or high pitched sounds.
Use the rubber shoe to strike the open ended pipes and play a musical tune.
Weight on Different Planets
Mass and weight may be interchangeable terms, but weight relies on force applied to a mass by gravity.
Lift pods that represent the same mass, but different weights on certain planets due to gravity.
Saturday, 16 October 2021 | 09:00 AM
- Monday, 01 November 2021 | 05:30 PM
Gracemere Library, 1 Ranger Street, Gracemere 4702 View Map