Dr Chris Ferrie’s Practical Science (Years 4-6)
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 4 – 6.

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



Dr 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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If you have any questions, please phone a QTIX Groups Bookings Officer on (07) 3840 7466.

Please note the student to adult ratio – please see our Information for Schools page for details.



Patrons with special access needs – learn more.



The health and safety of our visitors and staff at the Queensland Museum and World Science Festival Brisbane is our priority.  All World Science Festival Brisbane events in 2022 will operate in a COVID safe manner, following health advice from the Queensland Government.

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Contains curriculum links to:
Years 3 – 12

SparkLab: Mix Master

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Contains curriculum links to:
Years 1, 5, 8


$10 per student


South Bank Parklands, Clem Jones Promenade, South Brisbane QLD 4101, Australia

Age Recommendation

Years 4 - 6

Session Times

Dr Chris Ferrie’s Practical Science (years 4-6)

11 March 2022

60mins 1:00pm



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