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Exhibit descriptions

Full-body exhibits allow for plenty of group interaction and role-play, while a collection of computer-based and table-top exhibits encourage visitors to use problem-solving skills and explore rescue techniques to develop a deeper understanding of the science and technology involved in a rescue scenario.

Helicopter rescue
Step into the shoes of a helicopter rescue team as you climb aboard a life-size helicopter. Choose to fly a simulator or use the infrared camera to search around the exhibition.
Science links: physical sciences, biological sciences, engineering, technology and innovation

Vertical rescue
Visitors of all ages will have fun as they tackle the climbing wall. The aim is to make it around the wall in a 360˚ loop without losing your grip. With sloping surfaces, this is no easy feat. Do you have what it takes to hang on?
Science links: exercise science, physical sciences

Fire experience
Enter this room and be hit by the elements. With heat topping nearly 40˚C and smoke obscuring your vision, visitors are encouraged to drop low and feel their way through this replica burning building.
Science links: physical sciences, biological sciences

Wave rescue
A radio-call has come in alerting you to a swimmer who has been washed out to sea. You and your friend must navigate jet skis around the obstacles to rescue the swimmer. You have just three minutes. Who will reach the swimmer first?
Science links: technology and innovation, mathematics (mapping), earth science

Fight the fire
Would you know what to do if confronted with a ‘fat fire’? What about an ‘electrical fire’? Would you know what extinguishing device to use in each scenario and which ones to avoid? Choose the correct one to put out the simulated fire.
Science links: physical sciences, chemical sciences, problem solving

Read the news
When a disaster strikes, the media play a crucial role in informing the public. In this exhibit, one visitor takes to the news desk as the anchor, breaking the news story and informing the public, whilst the other visitor is the reporter live on the scene of a fire. Chroma key technology relays the vision onto a monitor so friends and family can watch the news program come together.
Science links: technology and innovation

Pulleys share the load
Learn how pulley systems give a mechanical advantage when pulling casualties to safety. Visitors operate one of three stations to compare the effort needed to pull the casualty to safety.
Science links: physical sciences, technology and innovation

Modern life raft
Immerse yourself in a sea of blue balls as you struggle to pull yourself onto a real life-raft. Feel what it is like to try to get aboard as the raft tips and shifts in the chaotic surroundings. Imagine how you would feel in cold water and extreme weather conditions.
Science links: biological sciences, earth sciences, materials science.

Ropes and knots
Would you trust yourself to tie a knot to save a life? Knots, although simple, are used for specialist purposes. The way a rope is knotted can make it load-bearing, act as a pulley or turn it into a secure loop that does not slip. Learn where and when to use particular knots and how to tie them.
Science links: mathematics (topology)

Mayday, mayday
A distress call comes through on the radio – it is panicked, rushed and hard to hear. With no time to lose, you must pick out the most important details and piece together what is needed to perform the sea rescue.
Science links: problem solving

Escape the rip
You are caught in an ocean rip at the beach and have to try to escape and return to shore without losing too much energy. In this exhibit, visitors learn about the properties of rips and what a swimmer should do if caught in one.
Science links: earth science, biological sciences, exercise science

Search patterns
Using this interactive touch-screen exhibit, visitors take command of a search team to map out a search route to find a missing bushwalker. What search tactic would you use to locate a missing person in a vast area?
Science links: problem solving, mathematics

Cut the car
Would you know where to cut a car to avoid hazards and rescue a trapped person? This interactive multimedia exhibit educates about the hazards in a car and the technology and techniques used by specialist rescue teams. Get up close with ‘jaws of life’ cutters that use hydraulics to operate. 
Science links: engineering, problem solving

What to pack
You have been called out to the scene of a rescue. Before you go, you must decide what to pack in your supplies bag. Make sure you only take the essential emergency items suitable to the surroundings because your backpack will fill up fast.
Science links: biological sciences, health science, materials science

You can be a rescuer
Rescue uniforms are designed to resist extreme conditions. From chemical explosions to fat fires, these outfits can mean the difference between life and death for fire fighters. Visitors can try on various real rescue uniforms including fire fighter, surf lifesaver and paramedic.
Science links: materials science

Cliff walk
Your eyes will deceive you as you make your way across a balance beam perched above a ‘raging ravine.’ Clever graphics give the illusion of depth as you conquer your fear and make it to the other side. Supporting graphics detail how rescuers must often overcome their own fear to save others.
Science links: biological sciences (neuroscience and psychology), physical sciences

Real life rescues
Large screens mounted in a collapsed building display real-life rescue videos. On the other side of the entrance, a visually captivating wall of newspaper articles highlights amazing rescue stories from around the world.
Science links: technology and innovation, biological sciences, physical sciences, problem solving.

Information kiosks
Interactive multimedia kiosks are positioned around the exhibition and feature information, images
and video to educate visitors about:
• Finding people faster,
• Protecting the rescuer,
• Treating the casualty.
Science links: problem solving, physical sciences, biological sciences, innovation and technology.

Some exhibits may not be available every day.

Rescue - produced by Scitech, Perth, Western Australia