We use the MOTAT collection to investigate scientific phenomena and marvels of engineering while exploring the influence of different cultures and historical periods on the development of science and engineering.
There is something for everyone, from the earliest learners to emergent scientists and engineers.
Suitable for Years 3-8. Taught in our amazing Aviation Hall, the Fantastic Flight programme asks student to consider these questions: how does an aircraft fly? What are the forces of flight? Students will learn about the four forces keeping aircraft in the air and investigate the fundamentals of flying in this fun hands-on session.
Students investigate simple mechanisms at work and the ways they make our lives easier.
These simple mechanisms include the lever, the screw, the pulley, the wheel and axle, the wedge, and the inclined plane.
Students will participate in the identification and sorting of simple mechanisms and will be challenged to construct a simple machine or to combine various simple mechanisms to make a compound or complex machine.
Investigate how sounds are made and heard. Discover amplification, pitch and how sounds can trigger emotion and memory. Explore music technology from our collection.
Suitable for Years 3 and up
A variety of science experiments exploring sound, magnetism, electricity, light, and biology.