ABOVE: Tom Curruthers performs his Science vs Magic show.
ABOVE: Tom Curruthers performs his Science vs Magic show. Katherine Morris

Questacon Science Circus visits Kingaroy

SCIENCE or Magic was the question on the lips as kids and nerds came together to share a love of chemical reactions, physics and testing reflexes.

Questacon Science Fair was in Kingaroy this week, bringing science nerds and curious kids together at school shows and a public fair.

Everything from the ability to freeze a shadow to who could throw the fastest ball was on show to try.

Is it magic or science or maybe a bit of both?

Charlotte Fletcher, floor Manager for the travelling exhibition, said it hoped to visit most of Australia every five years and last visited the South Burnett five years ago.

She said the circus managed to get to towns and schools with everything from nine students to 400-500.

"We try to go to the larger town in a region so everyone can get to it easily," she said.

The circus is part of a one-year Masters Degree in Science Performance at Australian National University in Canberra and all 15 personnel on tour are completing their masters.

The Questacon travelling circus this year is celebrating 30 years of travelling around Australia.

MAKE MUSIC: Jessica Towells plays with the pipes/ Photo Katherine Morris / South Burnett Times
Jessica Towells plays the pipes at Questacon Science Circus. Katherine Morris
AROUND WE GO: Maisie Donohue at Questacon Kingaroy. Photo Katherine Morris / South Burnett Times
Maisie Donohue at Questacon Science Circus in Kingaroy. Katherine Morris