Science and Technology Education Centre
(STEC@UKZN)

Science
Shows

Here is a selection of our latest science shows. Please contact us and enquire about new science shows.

Under Presure

Under Pressure

What has a balloon and a vacuum cleaner to do with physics? Find out in this fun and educational science show.

Volcanoes

Volcanoes

Volcanic eruptions are dramatic reminders that our world is a living planet. Learn more about this exciting phenomena in our volcano science show.

Fire

Fire

Join us for this “hot” and exciting science show. We will highlight that there are three things a fire needs to burn : fuel, oxygen and heat (the fire triangle). We will investigate how things burn and we will provide living proof on how water is good at absorbing heat.

Light

Light

Are you afraid of the dark? Then this show might not be for you. Investigate with us the reason why glow sticks glow and if temperature really makes a difference on how bright they glow? We will explore the science behind chemiluminescence, fluorescence, and phosphorescence. 

Electromagnetic Spectrum

Electromagnetic Spectrum

Electromagnetic radiation is all around us. It is in visible and ultraviolet light, in the microwaves that cook our food and even in the FM and AM radio waves that pump music through our radios. But how do we know they are there? Join us on our travel through the EM spectrum to unravel the mystery of "seeing” them.