Science - inquiry and exploration, problem solving and making informed evidence based decisions. Making Science fun.
In Science, some opposites attract, while others repel. In this theatrical experience opposites create loads of fun and humour. These two opposites (Ruth and Tim) create great Science experiences with wonderfully visual outcomes and lashings of humorous fun.
Tim thinks Science is rather dull and would much rather play computer games; that is until Ruth sets him and the audience some challenges and shows them how to achieve some really cool outcomes. Using balloons, liquids of different density, edible fruits, corks, colour, common bleach, magnets and even a homemade vortex cannon, Ruth (sometimes with Tim’s assistance and at other times despite his misguided enthusiasm) sets out to prove that objects don’t always do what you expect them to.
With an emphasis on safety and fun in equal proportions, Scien-tastic shows that Science is for everyone, educational as well as loads of fun. It gets students’ brains working, trying to predict the outcome and of course after each experiment Ruth explains the Science behind what they have just seen. These thought provoking, sometimes wacky, scientific exercises use many everyday items as well as things a little out of the ordinary.
The drama, conflict and comedy of theatre are all combined in Scien-tastic to peak students’ interest in the wonderful world of Science today.
What other schools have said:
Very entertaining. All experiments were very engaging. The performers were able to cater for the wide range of ages K - 6. The language used was easy to understand. The children were able to see that science is cool! Thank you. The show was fantastic. Tim and Ruth were very engaging and made the children laugh. They were both very knowledgeable.
Corinne Roberts. K to Year 6. St John Vianney's School. Morisset. NSW. 24/05/2018.
It was great, the experiments were one that the students could replicate at home and they used things that they could find at home. It also tied in well with Science lessons the students do at school. Tim and Ruth were fabulous, very funny, which the students related well with.
Munday. K to Year 6. Bundarra Primary School. Portland. VIC. 2/03/2018.
The performance was fantastic! The teachers and students were very impressed and enjoyed the fun nature of the performance. The teachers thought it was very age appropriate and topical. Students were also excited that all the experiments could be tried again at home. We would highly recommend it to other teachers and would love to see it again next year! Tim and Ruth were fantastic! They were very approachable and engaging!
Toni Constable. Year 3. Red Hill Primary School. Red Hill. ACT. 4/04/2018.
A well-developed introduction to the basic aspects of science. The use of humour and everyday objects made the learning accessible for the students. Tim and Ruth were enthusiastic, well-rehearsed, kept student’s attention throughout.
Ben Johnston. K to Year 6. Swan Hill North Primary School. Swan Hill. VIC. 9/03/2018.
Price: $6.60 per student ($6.00 + $0.60 GST).
Suitable: Preps, K to Year 7.
Minimum Audience Size: 130 students.
Times:Show: 50 to 55 minutes. Set up: 40 minutes. Pack up: 30 minutes.
Requires an indoor performing area 4m deep x 6m wide.