School Assemblies

Traveling Science
  • Explore how vibrations produce waves in air and how those waves are related to our sense of hearing. Discover the science behind the making of music, because the scientific principles that allow us to craft sound into art can be as beautiful as the music itself.

    Science concepts: vibration, waves, pitch, and ratios

  • Lightning, twisters and hail—oh my! This dynamic show reveals the science of weather—to the extreme. Where does our weather come from, and what factors make it a sunny day or a blustery one? We’ll make a cloud, explore thunder and lightning, and even create snow. We promise a stormy ending to this show as we demonstrate the power of a tornado!
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    Science concepts: water cycle, thermodynamics, air masses, and fronts

  • Come with us on a wild journey through The Human Body. Discover how nutrients in the food we eat are converted into the energy that keeps us on the move. We’ll learn how our muscles work, and what our blood actually accomplishes as it flows through our veins and arteries. Plus, there will be a special tribute to that duo that protects us from illnesses: skin and mucous!
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    Science concepts: body systems, digestion, circulation, and immune response

  • Turn your students into molecules as we explore the three states of matter and challenge students' ideas about what is hot and what is cold. Make balloons shrink, bubbles freeze, and a rubber ball shatter by using liquid nitrogen (N2).
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    Science concepts: states of matter, molecules, temperature

  • Kaboom! The Chemistry show explores everything from everyday chemistry to the chemical “detective” work performed by laboratory scientists.
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    Science Concepts: physical/chemical changes, acids and bases, polymers, combustion

  • Explore the exciting history of flight From Leonardo da Vinci to the space shuttle. Investigate the Bernoulli principle, and learn how airplane wings provide lift. Mechanical birds, hot air balloons, gliders, and even a rocket launch are used to demonstrate the forces of flight.
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    Science concepts: air pressure, forces of flight, aviation history

  • Roll, slide, and spin! Investigate the basic physics of motion in this interactive show. We’ll use rubber balls, bricks, and wooden blocks to introduce and understand Newton’s Laws of Motion. Then, witness these laws in action in a lever, pulley, and student-driven hover car.
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    Science concepts: Newton’s Laws of Motion, simple machines, friction

     

  • Your students’ hair will stand on end as we unravel the mysteries of electricity. Explore static and current electricity. Watch as electricity travels through the air to power fluorescent light bulbs—turning students into a human “circuit.”
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    Science concepts: static and current electricity, electrons, magnetism

  • It’s time for liftoff! Embark on a trip to space and explore the scientific and engineering challenges of getting to space, living and working in orbit, and safely returning to Earth.
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    Science concepts: gravity, orbit, action-reaction, air pressure