A child with long hair standing up caused by electricity from touching a Vandergraph at Scienceworks

What's with the Weather?

Museum Staff-led
Terms 1 to 4, Monday to Friday
30 minutes in the Lightning Theatre
Year level
Years F to 2
Minmum student numbers
Minimum 15 students
Maximum student numbers
Maximum 118 students
$9 per student + education service fee
Booking information
Bookings 13 11 02

Discover how only three ingredients create all weather! Learn how water, air, and heat create lightning, rainbows, clouds, and rain in this interactive 30-minute show in the Lightning Theatre.

What's With the Weather is a gentle way to introduce young minds to the science behind some wild weather. Students in prep to year 2 will feel safe as our engaging presenters guide them through an immersive and sensory learning experience. 

Students will be blown away with hair-raising weather demonstrations and the show will finish with a lightning demonstration using a two-million-volt Tesla coil and a discussion of safety in lightning storms. 

Victorian Curriculum links

Victoria Early Years Learning and Development Framework (VELDYF) 

Learning: Children are confident and involved learners 

  • Develop dispositions for learning such as curiosity, cooperation, confidence, creativity, commitment, enthusiasm, persistence, imagination and reflexivity 
  • Develop a range of skills and processes such as problem solving, inquiry, experimentation, hypothesising, researching and investigating 
  • Transfer and adapt what they have learnt from one context to another 
  • Resource their own learning through connecting with people, place, technologies and natural and processed materials 

Victorian Curriculum Links 


  • People use science in their daily lives (VCSSU041) 
  • Observable changes occur in the sky and landscape; daily and seasonal changes affect everyday life (VCSSU046) 
  • Participate in guided investigations, including making observations using the senses, to explore and answer questions (VCSIS051) 

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