The Magical Science & Engineering Show

This show covers the following themes and topics:

  • Properties and uses of a range of materials
  • Chemical reactions and rates of reaction
  • Forces and motion
  • Energy and energy changes

Using slime to investigate the properties of matter, cross chain linking, and investigative science.

Splitting hydrogen peroxide into water and oxygen using yeast as a catalyst.

Finding out that the gas oxygen will ‘magically’ relight a glowing hot piece of wood.

Scientific Sue’s wacky combination of science and drama makes this ‘Magic Show’ both funny and thought-provoking.

Making use of toys, circus gadgets and a range of household materials Scientific Sue highlights the relevance and impact of science and engineering on our everyday lives. Want to learn how to turn a vacuum cleaner into a bazooka rocket launcher? Cadbury’s chocolate rolls are the missiles, who will be the target?

Lots of volunteers are required to help Scientific Sue recreate many famous magic and circus tricks and demonstrations. The physics of inertia is explored with the aid of a tablecloth and some very precious teapots. Who is Ernest the Bear? What is the scientific secret used to help him unicycle down a thin tightrope?

A rocket balloon flying across the room

This noisy rocket balloon is great fun plus an excellent demonstration to help explore the physics of forces and energy.

Physics of sound and air pressure.

Scientific Sue demonstrates how to turn a plastic straw into a musical instrument.

The Magical Science & Engineering Show aims to stimulate curiosity and imagination within your students so that they ultimately leave the show wanting to embark on the many problem-solving and design tasks set by Scientific Sue. The show is energetic and explosive and uses lots of volunteers.

All though this show is offered across all age and ability ranges, the demonstration content and scientific language varies significantly across this range, so when booking, it is important to stipulate the age and ability of your intended audience, however it is also a great show to book just for the pure fun of science and engineering!!