What do handcuffs, a thongaphone, a chaotic pendulum and a tornado in a bottle have in common?

page_20_science_onthe_move.jpgThey are all innovative displays in the upcoming Science on the Move exhibition at the Pine Rivers Heritage Museum at Old Petrie Town in Dayboro Rd, Kurwongbah from June 26 to August 31.

Mayor Allan Sutherland said Science on the Move featured 33 bright and colourful, interactive science displays, which were created by Questacon – The National Science and Technology Centre in Canberra.
“This exhibition enables people of all ages to enjoy a memorable hands-on experience, while discovering more about ecology, the environment, electricity, magnetism, force and motion, human biology and health,” he said.

“One of the exhibits, the thongaphone teaches visitors about music and sound, as they tap lengths of pipe with a thong to cause vibrations, resulting in different sounds.”
Cr Sutherland said the chaotic pendulum made strange but fascinating patterns, demonstrating chaotic motion. He said magnets affecting the metal pendulum caused the irregular pattern.

The museum is open Wednesday to Friday 10am to 3pm, as well as Saturdays and Sundays from 10am to 2pm.
For more information phone 3285 7213 or visit website

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