THE CURIOUS WORLD OF PHYSICS: The Power of Matter and Energy (Years 7-12)
11 March 2022
Playhouse, QPAC


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 7-12.

THE CURIOUS WORLD OF PHYSICS: The Power of Matter and Energy is presented with program partners QPAC.

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).


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School Information

To book, complete the QTIX School Group Booking Request form.

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.

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 

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

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


$10 per student


Playhouse, QPAC, Corner Grey and Melbourne Streets, South Brisbane, QLD, Australia

Age Recommendation

Years 7 - 12

Session Times

The Curious World Of Physics: The Power Of Matter And Energy (years 7-12)

11 March 2022

60mins 1:00pm



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