Sci­ence cir­cus a big hit

The Weekly Advertiser Horsham - - News -

Hun­dreds of peo­ple from across the Wim­mera and Mallee have made the most of a hands-on sci­ence ex­pe­ri­ence at Hor­sham Town Hall.

A pop-up sci­ence cen­tre, part of a Shell Ques­ta­con Sci­ence Cir­cus tour, in­cluded more than 40 hands-on ex­hibits.

Or­gan­is­ers said the town hall came alive with ex­cite­ment and laugh­ter as chil­dren, adults and se­niors tried their own sci­ence ex­per­i­ments and en­joyed ‘spec­tac­u­lar’ shows.

Hands were ‘set on fire’ by Count Spat­ula and par­tic­i­pants were also treated to lev­i­tat­ing beach balls, van­ish­ing wa­ter, and snap-frozen bal­loons.

Ques­ta­con, The Na­tional Sci­ence and Tech­nol­ogy Cen­tre, is based in Can­berra. It strives to pro­mote greater un­der­stand­ing and aware­ness of sci­ence and tech­nol­ogy within the com­mu­nity in a fun, in­ter­ac­tive and rel­e­vant way.

The Shell Ques­ta­con Sci­ence Cir­cus tour of re­gional Vic­to­ria runs for three weeks.

The tour in­volves en­gag­ing sci­ence shows at schools, along with set­ting up sci­ence cen­tres in a range of com­mu­nity venues.

Peo­ple can visit www.ques­ta­con.edu.au/out reach/pro­grams/sci­ence-cir­cus/tour-dates for a tour sched­ule.

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