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The Perfect Firestorm

You can’t start a fire without a spark! Discover what other variables you need for the perfect firestorm in this science show. 

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The Perfect Firestorm explores how the weather can affect the way fire behaves. How does a fire build? Why do some fires get out of control? We investigate how hot, dry and windy conditions can create the perfect firestorm, using science demonstrations to illustrate how each variable makes a difference.  

This science show is a safe and exciting way to explore how the weather influences bushfire season, and how we can all observe changes in the sky and landscape to better understand fire danger.  

Please note: This show contains fire, some loud noise and explosions and may not be suitable for all students. If you have concerns, please check in with the presenter prior to the show commencing. 

Duration
25 minutes

Age Group
Years 2-12

Location
Chevron Science Theatre

Term
Terms 2 & 3, 2021

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