Dr Chris Ferrie’s Practical Science (Years 7-12)
11 March 2022


What’s more fun than a practical joke? A SCIENTIFIC practical joke! 

Learn about science while performing fun and hilarious pranks from the number one bestselling science author for kids Dr Chris Ferrie. Using everyday household items, students can exploit the laws of physics, biology, and chemistry through entertaining (and perfectly safe) activities.  

Formulate questions and hypothesis, observe, ask questions and engage in discussions using everyday things! 

This event is recommended for school students in Years 7 – 12.

This program addresses key curriculum, including Year 7 (ACSIS124, ACSIS133), Year 8 (ACSUS139, ACSIS148). 



Chris Ferrie

Chris Ferrie


Chris Ferrie

Chris Ferrie is an Associate Professor at the University of Technology Sydney and the Centre for Quantum Software and Information. His research interests include quantum learning and control. He obtained...

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Supporting Learning Resources

Science of Change, Life and Explosions

See three of Australia’s leading chemists explore all the ways atoms and molecules interact, and learn why DNA looks like a spring, why bombs explode, and much, much more.

Contains curriculum links to:
Years 3 – 12

SparkLab: Mix Master

In this challenge, use household items available to predict and observe what happens when you combine chemicals and become a mix master.

Contains curriculum links to:
Years 1, 5, 8


$10 per student


The Nucleus @ South Bank Piazza, South Brisbane, QLD, Australia

Age Recommendation

Years 7 - 12

Session Times

Dr Chris Ferrie’s Practical Science (years 7-12)

11 March 2022

60 mins 10:00am



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