THE CURIOUS WORLD OF PHYSICS: The Power of Matter and Energy

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Summary

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. University of Queensland physics experts will de-mystify the exciting world of physics through live demonstrations and colourful explanations. You’ve never seen anything like this before! 

Moderated by award-winning science writer and presenter Bernie Hobbs this program is recommended for school students in Years 4 – 12.

THE CURIOUS WORLD OF PHYSICS: The Power of Matter and Energy is presented with Education Partner, QPAC.

World Science Festival Brisbane’s Digital Education Program is supported by BHP and BMA.

This digital stream is available to watch on demand until 11.59pm, Sunday 20 March 2022. 

Please follow the below steps to access the digital stream:

  1. Click the above link to access the livestream schedule
  2. Using the top menu bar, select ‘FRI MAR 11’
  3. Click on the ‘watch replay’ button
  4. Please enter your email and this passcode: EDUCATION

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Tamara Davis

Tamara Davis

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Tamara Davis

Astrophysicist Tamara Davis studies the elusive “dark energy” that’s accelerating the universe. She’s measured time-dilation in distant supernovae, helped make one of the largest maps of the galaxies in the...

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Jacq Romero

Jacq Romero

Speaker

Jacq Romero

Associate Professor Jacq Romero is an expert in experimental quantum information. Her research is focused on using higher-dimensional systems for exploring curious quantum physics phenomena and developing future quantum technologies....

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Jacinda Ginges

Jacinda Ginges

Speaker

Jacinda Ginges

Dr Jacinda Ginges is a theoretical physicist. Her research is focused on using atoms to search for possible new particles and to answer some of the big questions in science.

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School Information

This program addresses key curriculum, including Year 4 (ACSHE061, ACSIS064, ACSIS071), Year 5 (ACSIS231, ACSIS093), Year 6 (ACSIS232, ACSIS110), Year 7 (ACSIS124, ACSIS133), Year 8 (ACSIS139, ACSIS133). 

Supporting Learning Resources

SparkLab: Gravity Run

In this challenge you will build your very own Gravity Run using a series of items found around the house such as cardboard and paper rolls. Problem solve to build a successful track to carry a ball from the start all the way to the finish.

Contains curriculum links to:
Prep, Years 3- 8 
Physics
Technology 

Keep Your Cool: Energy Transfers and Transformations

This cross-curricular resource provides a framework for investigating energy in the real world using fans from Queensland Museum’s social history collection.

Contains curriculum links to:
Year 8
Physics
Technology 

Are You on My Wavelength? 

In this activity, students explore how electromagnetic radiation is used for different purposes. Objects from Queensland Museum’s Cultures and Histories collection provide context for learning within this activity.

Contains curriculum links to:
Year 9
Physics

Cost

Free

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Age Recommendation

Years 4 - 12

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