School Shows

Our shows are designed to engage children of all ages with intriguing and visual demonstrations that help to develop their understanding of scientific concepts. They provide lots of opportunities for discussion and higher order thinking and children are encouraged to ask questions and share their ideas in an open and inclusive way.

Wow to Wonder

Early Years or Years 1-2

In this fun, interactive show we show children some of the living creatures from our ponds, hand out real seeds from our plants and listen to some intriguing sounds while asking children lots of questions to get them thinking. Which item is the odd one out and why? What do they think will happen next? Can they see a pattern or or how things are similar? Every child will be encouraged to contribute and, with no wrong answers, they will all feel able to get involved.

Science of Magic

Years 3-6

In this sequel to our popular Science of Magic outreach show, children are encouraged to share ideas that might explain the science behind tricks that appear to be magic. How can you change one liquid into another? Why does the box suddenly fall? During the show, the secrets to some of the tricks are revealed, whilst others will be set as a ‘back at school’ challenge for children to come up with their own solutions.

Light Fantastic

Years 3-6

Making use of our fantastic theatre, this show is both spectacular and thought-provoking and gives children a good basis for understanding the requirements for light in the National Curriculum. See light travelling in a straight line, but also bending. Think about your shadow and what causes it? Light is an endlessly fascinating subject but not easy to teach in a classroom. A dark theatre space offers great opportunities to explore light and dark in more depth.