STEM-FOCUSSED "SCIENCE THEATRE"
The Alphabet of Awesome Science is a fast-paced, visually spectacular and information-rich performance that’s equal parts explosive, messy, spectacular, hilarious, fascinating and gross.
Join professors Lexi Con and Noel Edge (the Word Nerd and the Science Freak) for a thrilling voyage through the alphabet – where BIG words inspire BIG science! It's a race from A to Z in a show that's over-flowing with sesquipedalian words and spectacular science.
Professor Lexi Con has curated a collection of her absolutely favourite words – one for every letter of the alphabet. Each word provides Professor Noel Edge with an inspirational jumping off point for 26 quirky (sometimes explody!) STEM focussed scientific demonstrations. It’s an hour of carefully crafted chaos that’s “so jam-packed with information that you’re sure to leave smarter than when you arrived”*.
We are currently building a comprehensive collection of resources for our 2020 alphabet. These will include:
* Definitions for the 26 core words introduced during the performance
* A brief summary of the science each word inspires
* A few science activities (inspired by the show) that can be easily explored in class
* A variety of video resources
* Australian Curriculum links
Ideas explored during our 2020 alphabet include: states of matter, cloud formation, chemical reactions (combustion, synthesis, exothermic), heat capacity, air pressure, adhesion and cohesion, inertia, human biology, pressure over different surface areas, superabsorbent polymers, piezoelectricity… and so much more!
*Tom Bowden | The Advertiser
THE ALPHABET OF AWESOME SCIENCE
We'll be adding all sorts of resources here early 2020. In the mean time, check out our Australian Curriculum links for SCIENCE.