The Devastatingly Dramatic Climate Show: A Virtual Science Experience
Next best thing to a live show!
Enthusiastic, informative and interactive science shows delivered virtually – with pupil interactions built in!
The most exciting part of this Virtual Experience Plus! is the fact that you, the teacher, is now in charge! You can stop the video to check on your children’s understanding, to repeat a section they really enjoyed and to wait for the child/children needed to carry out one of the 7 experiments this interactive session requires volunteers for!
You may also have some favourite demonstrations you would want to perform between sketches!
There is no set timetable to adhere to.
You may choose to split the viewing of the show over several days and you may also want to choose more volunteers than I ask for. You may also decide to organise the session so that the whole class carries out one or more the experiments!
If your timetable permits you could spend a whole morning or afternoon celebrating science!
The show video can be up-loaded on to your school’s preferred learning platform. It can be shown to individual classes or to larger groups in the school hall and can even be shared with parents!
The show is supported with teaching notes and a guidance video which runs through the equipment required and the ‘how to do’ sections of the experiments which use volunteers.
What’s in the box?
|Items for Interactive Show||Items for the Workshop|
|1 x Balloon Pulley Kit *||30 x 16 oz Paper Cups|
|1 x Airzooka||30 x 12” Latex Balloons|
|1 x Water Pistol||30 x Black CDs|
|1 x Citric Acid 50 g||1 x 20 m double sided tape|
|1 x Baking Soda 100 g|
|4 x 7 g Sachets of Yeast||* 4 large donut balloons, 6 large double-sided stickers, 4 x 5” balloons, 10
modelling balloons, water balloons,small double-sided stickers
|1 x 200 ml Hydrogen Peroxide|
|10 x Wooden Splints|
|2 x 12” Balloons|
|1 x Cork with Ball Needle|
|1 x 200 ml 70% Rubbing Alcohol|
Many of the items above are available in our online store!
When you book your Virtual Science Experience you will be:
- sent the show video (which has an introduction section tailored to your event). This can then be up-loaded onto your schools’ platform.
- sent a second video and pdf document at the same time – they give guidance on the interactive sections of the show (the parts Scientific Sue needs volunteers for) and on the hands-on workshop.
- posted the Experience Activity Box. This box contains the items and chemicals required for the interactive sections of the show and the subsequent hands-on workshop (for 30 children – want extra kits? Contact us before booking)
Scientific Sue would normally choose just one or two volunteers per sketch to help her out on stage during her live shows; this show is virtual you, so you the teacher (facilitator), is now in charge of these sections of the activity. You will be guided to stop the video at certain points throughout the show. At these times:
- You may stick to the programme and choose the number of volunteers Sue requests or
- You can pause the video for longer and have extra helpers or
- let ALL of your pupils do the experiment!
We love option 3! It is perfect for the classroom plus festivals, birthday parties and fun corporate events – This is the joy of not being constrained by a timetable built around an outreach programme which is not virtual.
We add the personal touch to your show video of choice!
Let us know about your event and the key messages you want your audience to be aware of. Scientific Sue will produce a short introduction video for you which will then be spliced into the video/s or your choice. Want your own introduction added? Just send us the clip via WeTransfer.
Your logo (plus other logos if the event is sponsored) will also be included.
Each ‘Virtual Experience Plus!’ activity comes with its own set of teaching notes and a short explanatory video for you the teacher (facilitator) on examples of how you can run the sessions as well as the virtual show video and accompanying interactivity box.
All of Science2Life’s STEAM ACADEMY workshops are designedto not only motivate and fire the spirit of discovery within children but also ignite curiosity in their minds.
Age Suitability: 6-13
Weather can be extreme, scary and devasting and the effects ofclimate change is just going make weather even scarier. No better topic for Scientific Sue to use her drama skills to entertain you!!
We all know about tornados but did you know fires can also spin! Join us to find out how fire tornados can be formed and why the Australian fire brigade call the eucalyptus tree ‘the gasoline tree’.
This show has given Scientific Sue a few engineering challenges too. Find out how a super flooding system, not fedby rain water but by Mentos (!) can be built. High winds and flooding can knock down bridges – sometimes these bridges are the life line for remote villages – volunteers will be needed to help build a pulley system out of balloons to help save the stranded villagers!
Something must be melting to cause the Earth’s water levels to rise. What is it? Thinking icebergs? Wrong!!
The consequences of any changes to our climate could lead tointense droughts, storms, heat waves and rising sea levels
– we don’t want to alarm you we want to scare you!
Scare you with crazy, innovative science demonstrations which will answer many questions about climate change but may also put your volunteer’s very existence in danger!
Warning: this show is at times educational however; it might occasionally be highly fictional. You should only partake if you want to enjoya creatively shocking but fun-filled experience!
Using pulley systems to save lives