Traveling Shows

Eye to Sky New!

It's out-of-this-world science as we explore astronomy. We will learn how our eyes operate like telescopes, explore the electromagnetic spectrum, and find out how small the wavelength of visible light really is. We'll finish up by taking a closer look at celestial objects we can see such as the sun, moon, and the stars.
Developed with support from NASA.

Science concepts: light spectrum, eye anatomy, light pollution, spectroscopy

The Scientific Method Grades 3-8

What do scientists do, and how do they think? As we walk through the scientific method, students will experience firsthand how scientists use this process to investigate our world. By exploring some commonly misunderstood phenomena, we will uncover the relationships between experiments, hypotheses, observations and conclusions—and all become scientists! Pre-Show Information | Post-Show Information

Science concepts: experiment, hypothesis, data, variables

Energy

What is energy, and how is it used to power everything from power plants to your body? We'll demonstrate how different kinds of energy can be transformed from one to another including kinetic, thermal, electrical, chemical, potential and stored. The dynamic, interactive demonstrations will have you on the edge of your seat!
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Science concepts: transformation of energy, thermodynamics, law of conservation

How to Build a Storm: The Weather Show

Lightning, twisters and hail — oh my! This new 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

The Human Body

Come with us on a wild journey through The Human Body. We’ll discover how nutrients in the food we eat are digested and 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 debilitating illness: skin and mucous!
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Science concepts: body systems, digestion, circulation, and immune response

Hot and Cold Great first time show!

Turn your students into molecules as we explore the three states of matter. Make balloons shrink, bubbles freeze and a rubber ball shatter by using liquid nitrogen (N2). Students learn the everyday application of N2 in manufacturing, food production and medicine.
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Science concepts: states of matter, molecules, temperature

Chemistry

Flash! Fizz! Kaboom! Watch and learn as we differentiate between physical and chemical properties through fun, engaging demonstrations. 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

Flight Best done indoors with a high ceiling

From Leonardo da Vinci to the space shuttle, explore the exciting history of flight. 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

Life in Space Developed in conjunction with NASA

The show begins with a bang as a rocket launches your students into space! Once there, students enter “astronaut training” to explore the challenges of living and working in space. Students become “satellites” to communicate findings back to earth.
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Science concepts: gravity, orbit, action-reaction

Motion and Machines Requires a raised platform or stage

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 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

Electricity Grades 2–8
Best performed in drier weather

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