The Most Instagrammable Scenes in SparkLab

Add colour to your reels and brighten your profile with a trip to SparkLab! SparkLab is where the young and young-at-heart come to ignite their imaginations and explore the many amazing ways that science manifests in our everyday lives. A wonderful by-product of these scientific phenomena is stunning colour, light, sound and movement that make for an epic photo op. So, if you’re an Instagram … Continue reading The Most Instagrammable Scenes in SparkLab

Humans of SparkLab – Alli

Alli is a science communicator with a Masters of Science Communication Outreach, a Bachelor of Science in Physics and Graduate Diploma in Communication. More recently, she finished a Certificate II in Auslan and is enjoying learning this beautiful language and being involved in the Deaf community. What first sparked your interest in science? My year three teacher had our class play with cornflour slime! I … Continue reading Humans of SparkLab – Alli

Humans of SparkLab – Brandon

Brandon – SparkLab Learning Officer at Queensland Museum Brandon is a scientist, teacher and science communicator with a Bachelor of Science (Honours) and Graduate Diploma in Secondary Education from QUT. What first sparked your interest in science? From a young age I have been amazed by living things and the natural world. I enjoyed going on bushwalks with my family, exploring rock pools along the … Continue reading Humans of SparkLab – Brandon

Exploring Earth and beyond with Science on a Sphere

Science on a Sphere puts the world and the universe at your fingertips! Marvel at the beauty of our blue planet and blast-off into outer space when you explore Earth and beyond in SparkLab.   Our huge 1.8m diameter sphere suspended in the centre of SparkLab uses the latest digital technology to project global, environmental and planetary data onto its surface. Choose what to investigate … Continue reading Exploring Earth and beyond with Science on a Sphere

Humans of SparkLab – Chelsea

Chelsea – SparkLab Learning Officer at Queensland Museum Chelsea is a passionate science communicator with a Bachelor of Science (Biochemistry, Molecular Biology and Clinical Sciences) from Griffith University. Chelsea loves working in SparkLab because she discovers something new and exciting every day through the perspectives of visitors as they lead their own investigations. What first sparked your interest in science? I have always adored learning, … Continue reading Humans of SparkLab – Chelsea

Understanding the world through a child’s eyes

Have you crossed paths with researchers from the University of Queensland’s (UQ) Early Cognitive Development Centre (ECDC) at Queensland Museum before? Queensland Museum hosts ECDC researchers each week as they test theories about inquiry-based learning and development patterns with some of the children visiting the museum. This world-renowned research is facilitated as part of an established academic partnership between SparkLab and UQ and reveals important … Continue reading Understanding the world through a child’s eyes

SparkLab – 5 reasons to visit these school holidays!

By Rebekah Collins, SparkLab Learning Manager, Queensland Museum. SparkLab is a space for curious young minds to explore and unleash the scientist within, and as school holidays commence in Queensland, now is the perfect time to discover why so many memories are made in SparkLab! Budding scientists visiting the space these school holidays will find unique and interactive displays where they’re encouraged to follow their … Continue reading SparkLab – 5 reasons to visit these school holidays!

Museum Revealed Podcast [Ep 20]: Building SparkLab: How have Science Centre’s changed with Rebekah Collins

We may be biased, but at Queensland Museum Network we reckon we’ve got one of the best science centre’s in Australia! SparkLab, at Queensland Museum, has awesome interactive exhibits, live science experiments and investigations and a maker space – but perhaps best of all, learning officers who have science and education expertise and make it their mission to get you playing, questioning and testing your … Continue reading Museum Revealed Podcast [Ep 20]: Building SparkLab: How have Science Centre’s changed with Rebekah Collins

Humans of SparkLab – Jodie

JodieSparkLab Learning OfficerQueensland Museum Jodie is an early childhood teacher and a keen maker, with a Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood), a Graduate Diploma of Museum Studies and a background in community engagement.   What first sparked your interest in science? I have always been a curious person.  As a child I was always asking questions, wondering and exploring.  I would explore around me to … Continue reading Humans of SparkLab – Jodie

Humans of Sparklab – Kate

KateSparkLab Learning OfficerQueensland Museum Kate is a science communicator with a Masters of Science Communication from Imperial College London. With a background in science and journalism, Kate loves working in SparkLab because she gets to have great conversations with visitors about science and learn about science all day. What first sparked your interest in science? My love of science started with a picture book. It … Continue reading Humans of Sparklab – Kate

Humans of SparkLab – Jesse

JesseSparkLab Learning OfficerQueensland Museum With a background in chemistry at Queensland University of Technology (QUT), Jesse loves learning and studying so much that he went on to obtain a first class Honours and is currently writing up his PhD thesis. What first sparked your interest in science? I always looked forward to chemistry class because of how experimental and hands on it was. It was much … Continue reading Humans of SparkLab – Jesse

Searching for Surprise Rainbows with SparkLab

Kate, SparkLab Learning Officer, South Bank Discover rainbows around your home and explore the science of light and colour. Have you ever noticed a rainbow somewhere that you didn’t expect one? SparkLab Learning Officers have been discovering surprise rainbows all over their homes. This got us thinking… Where do rainbows come from? And how can we create our own rainbows at home? Search for your … Continue reading Searching for Surprise Rainbows with SparkLab