Scientific Circus Shows and Activities - Amazing feats make science fun!
(all programs adaptable for K-8th grades)
Lisa Lou and Mr. Fish present humorous and exciting performances that encourage curiosity and critical thinking, using circus tricks, magic tricks, and audience participation to present "kid-friendly" demonstrations of scientific principles, appropriately adjusted for grades K-2, 3-6, or 7-8 . Much of the phenomena in the performance can be done by students in class or at home.
In-classroom workshops are also offered upon request.
Math + Magic = Fun
Join Mr. Fish, or Lisa Lou in this fast paced visual and magical show designed specifically for grades K-3 with the purpose of creating excitement for Mathematics. The performance explores curriculum specific mathematical principles; counting forward and backward, counting by 2’s, 5’s and 10’s, addition and subtraction, the use of doubles, and the clock to assist in understanding fractions.
Magic, music, circus skills, comedy and audience participation keep students focused and excited about math while clarifying the basic concepts which are the building blocks for the rest of their mathemagical lives!
Using his circus skills, Mr. Fish proves that science can be amazing tricks involving bubbles, balloons, bull whips, eggs and a table stacked with glasses. Discover the concepts of friction, velocity, and inertia by witnessing a tablecloth safely pulled out from under various objects. Learn about the structure of Roman arches by the juggling of eggs.
Find out about aerodynamics from flying boomerangs. Experience a sonic boom with the cracking of a whip. See how everyday objects can be used to present a wide range of principals. The audience learns how to make and throw their own boomerang, how to make giant soap bubbles, and how to stick a needle through a balloon without popping it!
The Magic of Chemistry
Magic tricks and circus skills help explain atoms, molecules, the elements, compounds, solutions, magnetism, and static electricity. Using ingredients found in everyday life, a balloon inflates all by itself, plain water changes colors and disappears, and liquids "magically" become solids.
Whether juggling "atoms" and "molecules," or explaining electrons as their hair stands on end (with the help of a VanDeGraaf generator), this delightful show beguiles the audience while introducing simple and effective science concepts
College, Elementary School, High School, Kindergarten, Middle School, Nursery, Prekindergarten, Preschool