In this experiment you will monitor the temperature of the water inside a functioning solar water heater. You will also investigate whether the conditions inside the tank might allow Legionella bacteria to grow.
|What do climate change, energy costs and Legionnaires disease have in common?
|Can Legionella bacteria breed inside the water tank?
|Can water flow uphill?
|Learn about the deadly Legionella outbreak in Brisbane.
|Test your knowledge!
In this experiment, you will have access to weather and climate data from over 700 real government weather stations spread over Australia. Learn about temperature, humidity, rainfall and those weather maps you see on the news!
In this experiment (coming soon!) you will see how cyclones can generate winds strong enough to tear roofs off houses, and explore the impact that roof design has on the ability of a building to withstand these powerful forces.
Check out the current wind conditions in Townsville, with anemometer data courtesy of James Cook University, or take a sneak-peek at the experiment under development:
Coming soon! Explore aerodynamic lift and drag by controlling an aerofoil in a real wind tunnel!