The World Science Festival Brisbane Schools Program is proudly presented with QPAC.


World Science Festival Brisbane includes dedicated educational programs that underpin Queensland Museum Network’s commitment to support and foster STEM-literacy, and inspire a love of science by showcasing the diverse career opportunities afforded by studying these subjects.


We have recorded past World Science Festival Brisbane education sessions so you and your students can access the wonder of science education online, anytime!

June 6, 2022 • 1HR 2MINS

Igniting the Magic of Chemistry – Chemical Transformations & Perplexing Reactions (High School)

Participants: Nathan Boase, Federica Sbordone and Michael Pfrunder

With a BING, BANG, and KA-BOOM come and see how chemistry impacts the world around us.

June 6, 2022 • 57MINS

The Curious World of Physics – The Power of Matter and Energy (Years 4-12)

Participants: Tamara Davis, Jacq Romero and Jacinda Ginges

How can we understand the universe? With physics of course! The same laws of physics apply to every aspect of the world we live in—from colliding galaxies to roller-skating.

June 6, 2022 • 1HR 3MINS

What a Wonderful World – Biodiversity and the Interconnectedness of Life (Years 4-6)

Participants: Bernie Hobbs, Guy Castley, Kimberly Finlayson and Fran Sheldon

The world is an amazing place where everything is interconnected, interdependent and dynamic! 

May 12, 2021 • 43mins

Light and the Solar System (Physics)

Participants: Tamara Davis and Tegan Taylor

Come on a journey through space and time with astrophysicist Professor Tamara Davis. Learn about the Sun, planets, and all the other objects that make up our solar system, and find out where we fit into the universe.

May 12, 2021 • 59mins

The Language of The Universe (Physics)

Participants: Tamara Davis, Ben Powell, Andrew White and Bernie Hobbs

Join us for a journey through space and time as we explore physics from the very big (colliding galaxies and supermassive black holes) through to the very small (lasers and the coldest temperatures in the universe).

May 12, 2021 • 56mins

Pandemic – The Race for a Cure (High School)

Participants: Larisa Labzin, Paul Young and Tegan Taylor

Global pandemics are not new to us. How have we overcome pandemics in the past and why is it so hard to make a vaccine?

May 12, 2021 • 41mins

Pandemic – The Race for a Cure (Primary School)

Participants: Larisa Labzin, Paul Young, Tegan Taylor and Kirsty Short

Learn why washing your hands and wearing a mask are the best defense you have against microscopic viruses. Best of all, you get to hear from the very scientists fighting the war against COVID-19.

May 12, 2021 • 59mins

Science of Change, Life and Explosions (Chemistry)

Participants: Bernie Hobbs, Nathan Boase and Charlotte Petit

See leading chemists explore all the ways atoms and molecules interact, and learn why DNA looks like a spring, why bombs explode? and more.

May 12, 2021 • 1hr 3mins

The Circle of Life (Biology)

Participants: Bernie Hobbs, Andrew Smith, Sally Wasef and Julien Louys

Join three of the world’s leading biologists for a journey from the most basic forms of life in the universe and see how through the circle of life they are connected to the most complex example of life ever known – you!

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