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Flight, Sound and Fire

Jollybops Science

Take a look at the scientific principles behind some of the great inventions and environmental understandings of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander

In this fun, musical and interactive show children will learn about the science of the Boomerang, Didgeridoo and lots more!

“We had a wonderful experience, our children really enjoyed the show.”
Katherine Morrison-Rice, Stockton Kids


  • Discover the science of the Boomerang
  • Learn about the scientific properties of the sound of the Didgeridoo (Yidaki)
  • Find out about the inventions of the great Aboriginal Scientist David Unaipon (whose face is on the Australian $50 note)
  • See how Indigenous Peoples of NT are helping cut greenhouse gases


What's Included?

  • Educational science shows with the ‘wow’ factor
  • Full compliance verification and documentation

For Schools

  • Suitable for all Primary stages.
  • Workshop can be structured to align with your school timetable.

Syllabus concepts covered:

  • flight, air pressure, Bernoulli’s principle, design, fire triangle, chemical reactions, sound, musical instruments, sustainability and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture.

Facilitator Profile

Jollybops Science was established in 2002 by experienced teachers Mark Nicholl (Drama) and Trevor Atkinson (B.Ed. Science).

Trevor Atkinson aka The Jolly Professor has a wealth of scientific knowledge.  Trevor ‘s ability to impart complex scientific concepts within the many branches of Science such as Chemistry (Chemical World), Physics (Physical World), Biology (Living World) and Earth and Space, to vastly differing aged infants and Primary school students, has been applauded by countless teachers.

Mark Broughton aka Rusty the Robot is an accomplished Scientist (B.Sc. Hons) with over 15 year’s performance experience.  Mark’s humour and wit, filled with memorable comic one liners, helps engage students in every presentation.

Jollybops is a 6-time winner of the former NSW Department of Education Performing Arts Unit’s Frater Award “Best Feedback from Schools” category and a multi award winner at the NSW Education Expo.

Rated 0 out of 5
The team of two men did such an amazing job, especially with our challenging and hard to engage children. They were funny, engaging, full of excitement and jokes. Their knowledge on Aboriginal traditions and culture was also amazing to see and for the children to learn from. One of my children said after the show (Kindy child) "that was the best show I have ever seen!".
Rebecca - POSHC Mowbray
Rated 5 out of 5
We had a wonderful experience, our children really enjoyed the show.
Katherine Morrison-Rice
Stockton Kids
Rated 5 out of 5
Amazing, Brilliant, Fantastic! We loved it!
Rated 5 out of 5
The kids loved it and were engaged the whole time. Will definitely book again!
Explore and Develop - Narraweena
Rated 5 out of 5
Was a very good show - the kids loved it and wished it went longer! They raved about it all afternoon.

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