Science & Technology: Earth and it’s surroundings, the Solar System, planets, moons and stars. Temperature’s affect on gases, liquids and solids. Investigation can lead to more questions.
The show begins with Jared building a three dimensional model of our Solar System, approximately one thousand millionth of the real size. First he produces a one and a half metre round sun. Around this bright colourful sphere students are given to hold the eight major planets, the recently demoted Pluto, over sixty moons and the asteroid belt.
There are numerous fun facts and problem solving exercises - if you are going to send a spacecraft to another planet, don’t send it to where the planet is but to where the planet will be when the spacecraft gets there.
Part comedy routine, part science lecture, this fast paced commentary with plenty of laughs and audience involvement, is full of fascinating facts about Earth and the Solar System in which we orbit.
No show about space could be complete without a pair of shipwrecked space travellers and Great Galaxies has two of the funniest in the galaxy. During their unscheduled Earth stopover they discover gravity, sling shot propulsion and chocolate.
With the popular theory being that a meteor was responsible for the extinction of the dinosaurs, Rex the tyrannosaurus pays a visit and decides that the front row would make a very tasty snack.
Great Galaxies is a combination of fun, facts and theories about our Earth, past and present and its place in the Solar System.
Wonderful facts and information, engaging with lots of crowd involvement. Good use of humour.
Julian Regan. K to Yr 6. Specimen Hill Primary School. Golden Square. VIC. 22/03/2017.
Wow! What a great show! Jared Morgan was exciting, interesting and enthusiastic. I think all students came away learning something new (which is great, considering the range of ages there). The content was clear and interesting. Jared was great. Excellent interactions with the audience and full of energy!
Jade Somerville. K to Year 8. Tintinara Area School. Tintinara. SA. 23/07/2014.
A very informative presentation. Due to the tangible and visual nature of the props the children were very engaged. Lots of science information. Excellent energy, use of humour, audience engagement and involvement. Jared made the children feel very comfortable and excited about “Great Galaxies”! Would like to have you visit again.
Pam Tuffin. K to Yr 7. Margaret River Independent School. Margaret River. WA. 28/08/2014.
Price: $4.95 per student ($4.50 + $0.45 GST).
Suitable: Preps, K to Year 7.
Minimum Audience Size: 130 students.
Times: Show: 50 minutes. Set up: 50 minutes. Pack up: 50 minutes.
Requires an indoor performing area 4m deep x 5m wide.