Australian Museum

Chemical Opposites

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Get back to the basics! Find out more about the foundational chemistry concept of opposites: acids and bases; oil and water. What does it mean if a substance is basic? How acidic are some everyday items? How can chemistry help fix an oil spill? Get hands-on in this interactive workshop to discover just how important these basic scientific concepts are to our everyday lives.

Suitable for Primary School Stage 3 Students

This workshop is part of the Sydney Science Festival celebrations for schools at the Australian Museum. Exciting discoveries and practical science will be brought to life with a unique program of hands-on activities, talks and explosive workshops, with a wide coverage of scientific fields and school curriculum links.

When you arrive at the Australian Museum you will find Elisa or one of our event coordinators (in a bright orange shirt) and our lovely volunteers (yellow shirts) waiting to greet you. Please see an event coordinator before going into the Museum for your activity.

For school bookings only. Minimum 15 students. Times subject to change. Check the event timetable here ( for up to date session times.