Learn about how the circus visits schools around the country, providing students and teachers with valuable learning.

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Meet the presenters

The Shell Questacon Science Circus presenters’ day begins early at Chinchilla Primary School, getting set for science demonstrations in the assembly hall and grounds. 

What is STEM and why does it matter?

Shell’s sponsorship of the Shell Questacon Science Circus is designed to inspire and excite students to study subjects that cover science, technology, engineering and mathematics.  Educators call these subjects ‘STEM’, for short.

About this year’s circus

It’s the countdown to show time. As afternoon shadows lengthen under a sapphire Queensland sky, families mill about the forecourt of the Chinchilla Cultural Centre, eagerly awaiting the evening’s entertainment to begin.