Lively & exciting science roadshows to visit your school or hall. Our shows are packed with demonstrations/experiments, and we can adapt them for Juniors, Secondary Schools and/or Adults. All you need to do is provide the venue and the audience.
Baked Alaska (60 min) - demonstrations and explanations based around heat insulation. Culminating in the cooking of ‘baked Alaska’.Electrocution (60 min)* - focuses on the dangers of electricity, from lightning to high voltage supplies. Includes electrocuting a sausage.Feel the force (60 min)* - experiments and demonstrations of many different types of force. The show features such favourites as the bar breaker experiment, rockets in action and a dramatic presentation of King Hiero’s crown.Fun with expansion (60 min) - demonstrations to show the fact of expansion and the forces involved. Includes making pop- corn and the carbon serpent.How cold can you get (60 min) - a range of experiments aimed at cooling things. Examples of cooling by expansion, forced melting and by chemical reaction. includes a small-scale demonstration of how the Victorians made ice-cream.Incredible machines (60 min)* - survey of experiments and apparatus, from bouncing into orbit to the bucking suitcase. We travel from the unlikely to the downright Impossible.
Kitchen Science (60 min) - a host of experiments and demonstrations based around common chemicals used in the kitchen. Features include writhing ‘snakes’ in cornflour, volcanoes, rockets, popcorn and honeycomb made before your very eyes.
Lighting through the ages (60 min) - demonstrations and explanations of how people have produced light from ancient times up to the present day. Features include the homemade acetylene lamp and flame throwing with colours.
Make your own electricity (60 min) - shows where electricity comes from with demonstrations ranging from static electricity through all kinds of electric cells and on to generators.Making sparks fly (60 min)* - an electrifying tour through electrostatics, electric arcs and experiments in a microwave oven. features the spectacular ‘boiling glass’ expt. and a 1 metre high Jacob’s ladder.Out of thin air (60 min)* - lively demonstrations on air pressure and its applications. Includes an introduction to steam engines and the karate chop experiment.Save the Planet (60 min) - Demonstrations ranging from recycling metal to the hydrogen-powered car. Includes an investigation of power-saving devices, igniting a match with light, and alternative energy sources.Sound Notions (60 min) - introducing waves and their applications. A number of experiments are featured on sound waves and musical instruments.The Final Frontier (60 min) - A survey of the Solar System packed with illustrations and demonstrations. Includes the Sun and Earth system, orbits and gravity, and a hydrogen rocket experiment.What can the matter be? (60 min) - experiments and demonstrations involving solids, liquids and gases. Heating and cooling effects plus - how to make crazy putty.N.B. There is some overlap of content between ‘Making sparks fly’ and ‘Electrocution’. Also between ‘How cold can you get?’ and ‘Fun withexpansion’.
White hot glass
- from ‘Making sparks fly’
Our presenter is:He has long experience as aprofessional teacher and as Head of Science at WhitgiftSchool in Croydon.
C. Phys., B.Sc., AKC., M.Inst.P.
Telephone: 01732 456745E-mail: Enquiry@sensationalscience.org.ukSensational Science, 48 St John’s Road, Sevenoaks, Kent TN13 3LP
For Primary Schools, Preparatory Schools and Junior Schools
Our shows are not generally suitable for KS1 children on their own, but the presentations marked * have been successful with audiences consisting of a mixture of KS1 with KS2/3 pupils.