Discover Science Assemblies LLC

Our focus is on fun and hands-on engagement; we like to draw large numbers of volunteers to get directly involved with the demonstrations. We can tailor class times for your schedule, but the average class time is an hour. We can customize the vocabulary and concepts presented appropriately for the group age range. Safety is stressed! Our shows:

Discover States of Matter

In this fast paced show aimed primarily at younger students, our presenter will lead the group through activities involving physical changes: Experiments using dry ice and liquid nitrogen will be used to demonstrate freezing, evaporation, melting, sublimation, and condensation. Students will see demonstration correlating temperature with volume, and experience dissolved substances reacting after evaporation. (60 minutes, 60 volunteers)

Discover Chemical Reactions

This engaging hour involves slime, bouncy balls, flame, explosions and eruptions. The group will see volunteers safely mix varied reagents in order to demonstrate a spectrum of chemical reactions. The students will leave understanding the difference between a physical change and a chemical change. Activities may vary depending on the age group. (60 minutes, 70 volunteers)

Discover Forces and Motion

This interactive presentation will give students hands-on introduction to basic physical concepts including gravity, inertia and momentum. We will take on understanding the close relationship between physics and simple mathematical concepts like numeration, measurement and equation. Your students will interact with experiments testing Bernoulli’s Principle. Finally, we’ll test Isaac Newton’s three laws of gravity. (60 minutes, 60 volunteers)

Discover Waves and Energy

This “shocking” spectacle will help students comprehend how energy is transferred from place to place and since energy can neither be created or destroyed, transformed from one type to another. Demonstrations will differentiate potential and kinetic energy. Students will create and observe a living chart describing where energy comes from and how humans can utilize it. Students will create a rudimentary battery and demonstrate to other students how static electricity can be released. (60 minutes, 60 volunteers)

Discipline/Talent:

games/activities
science
linking fun with learning

Details

Grade level:  preK, elementary school, middle school, library/civic
Performance Length: 45-60 minutes
Workshops/Residencies: Yes

Technical Information

Set-up Time: 50-60 minutes
Strike Time: 40-50 minutes
Performer Needs: Shows require two 6' or 8' tables (more space allows more participants), large trashcan, and access to electricity and running water.

Contact:

Scott Douglas
Telephone: 847.975.8468
E-Mail: 
Web: www.discoverscienceassemblies.com

Address: 518 S Route 31
McHenry, IL 60050