Do the Work Before You Play

There’s so much to learn at Petrosains, and sometimes it pays to prepare yourself beforehand to make the most of each exhibit and experience. You can do this by downloading our worksheets; they’re free, and you’ll get so much out of them!

Go With The Flow

Go With The Flow

How does oil exist in its natural state? Hint: It’s not in a big underground lake. Discover the concepts of porosity and permeability, and how they affect the movement of oil underground. This worksheet is related to the Diorama Exhibit.

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You Know The Drill

You Know The Drill

There’s a lot of moving parts when it comes to oil drilling, a lot of which are more complicated than they look. See if you can complete the Drill String Challenge, and discover exactly what directional drilling entails. This worksheet is related to the Diorama Exhibit.

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The Fast and The Curious

The Fast & The Curious

Love fast cars? Here’s your chance to discover what designing one entails. Explore the effect of different flows, and the impact of turbulence on speed. This worksheet is related to the Speed Gallery.

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Traction Attraction

Traction Attraction

What can trying on slippers tell you about traction, and how can this help determine which tyres are best to use in a high-speed race? Learn it all here. This worksheet is related to the Speed Gallery.

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Dinosaur Drops

Dinosaur Drops

Does oil really come from dinosaurs? Why is oil mostly found in sedimentary rock? What is crude oil, and what do you use it for in daily life? Check out the worksheet for more. This worksheet is related to the Diorama Exhbit.

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Gone with the wind

Gone With The Wind

Jupiter’s has lasted over 180 years, and Neptune’s is thousands of kilometres wide. Discover more fun and fascinating facts about hurricanes, and get ready to be blown away. This worksheet is related to the Space Gallery.

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Drivers Suit

Suit Up For Speed

How long would you last in an 840C fire? Discover why F1 drivers can withstand this heat longer than usual when fully suited up, and what you can do to save yourself in a fire.

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Pulse Rate

The Human Pulse Rate

What’s the best way to check your pulse rate? Is yours normal? Get your finger on the pulse (literally!) here.

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Enter the monocoque

Enter The Monocoque

In emergencies, an F1 driver has to get out within 5 seconds. Try out the F1 simulator to see how fast you can do it – and find out what a monocoque, that is, the F1 car cockpit, is really made of. This worksheet is related to the Speed Gallery.

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A Whole New Kind of Hole

A Whole New Kind Of Hole

Is a black hole really a hole? Try out our Black Hole experiment to find out for yourself – and discover incredible secrets about this natural phenomenon. This worksheet is related to the Space Gallery.

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A Fresh Spin on Things

A Fresh Spin On Things

Ever wondered why a figure skaters spins faster when she pulls in her arms? Make your own spinning top for everyday objects and discover the magic of angular momentum for yourself. This worksheet is related to the Space Gallery.

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Make a Wild Gas

Make A Wild Gas

What is plasma and what has it got to do with the sun? Discover how you can create your very own plasma ball, and find out more about this fourth state of matter. This worksheet is related to the Space Gallery.

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Infrared Alert

Infrared Alert

You can’t see it, but you can feel it. Yes, infrared lies just beyond the visible spectrum, but is great for seeing things in a different light. Discover the many uses of this unique form of light now. This worksheet is related to the Space Gallery.

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Fill That Basket

Fill That Basket

Billy Pugh. The Esvagt. A personal transfer capsule. These are all examples of Transfer Baskets; but what is this, exactly? Find out for yourself here. This worksheet is related to the Platform Exhibit.

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If The Shoe Fits

If The Shoe Fits

Learn how to measure your exact shoe size, find out what a Brannock device does, and discover whether you can actually tell your height by measuring your feet.

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Ready for Reaction

Ready for Reaction

Discover the differences between a reflex and a reaction, then try out the BATAK challenge and see if you can beat Lewis Hamilton’s record. This worksheet is related to the Speed Gallery.

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Fact and Friction

Fact & Friction

Pressure, traction and friction all play a part in our daily lives, especially when it comes to movement. Find out how they work, and why they’re so important.

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