Study Trip Demonstrations

Demonstrations are exciting, entertaining and educational audience participation sessions (30 minutes) designed to peak curiosity about a particular topic.  Concepts are modified appropriately according to grade level(s).  Adding this feature to a field trip is an easy way to meet curriculum needs and create a more engaging environment for students.

Study Trip Demonstrations

Body Matters
Grades K-8

What is 7-feet tall, topped with blue hair, and has a lot of guts?  Stuffee!!  This over-sized doll unzips down the front and helps kids of all ages unlock learning about the digestive and respiratory systems.  Let our skilled demonstrator lead your group through body systems as group members pull out and reassemble the parts.

Science Standards:  K-1, 3; 1st - 3; 2nd - 4; 4th - 3; 6th - 3; 7th - 3; 8th - 3
Health Standards:  K-1,5,7,8; 1st - 1,5,7,8; 2nd - 1,5,7; 3rd - 1,5,7; 4th - 1,5,7; 5th - 1,5,7; 6th - 1,5,6,7; 7th - 1,5,7; 8th - 5

Electrical Extravaganza
Grades K-8

This demonstration will generate electrical awe as students see bolts of energy, hear electricity converted to sounds and sometimes feel the heat as energy is converted from moving electrons to a spectacular show.  Science concepts include conductors and insulators and energy conversion.

Science Standards:  K-1,4; 1st 1,4; 2nd - 1,4; 3rd - 1; 4 - 1; 5th - 1; 6th - 1; 7th - 1,4

Good Vibrations
Grades K-7

Sound has never been this exciting! Students will vibrate with excitement as we use our five senses to delve deeper into the movement of sound through different states of matter. We will see and hear concrete examples of how sound travels, the components of sound waves, compression and rarefaction waves and pitch. As guest performers in our Science Central band, student volunteers will use their new knowledge of sound to play a finale for the crowd!

Science Standards:  K-1;  1-1;  2-1;  3-1;  6-1;  7-1


Shocking Science
Grades K-8

Join in on a hair-raising set of static electricity-related activities that are fun for all ages! This demonstration gives students first-hand experience with some of the subtleties of static and non-static electricity, and addresses electrons, protons, voltage and current with students on an age-appropriate basis.

Science Standards:  K-1; 1st - 1; 2nd - 1; 3rd - 1; 4th - 1; 5th - 1; 6th - 1; 7th - 1; 8th - 4

What’s The Matter
Grades K-12

Liquid nitrogen is always a smash hit, and we present this demonstration with lots of shockingly cool phenomena for the students! Younger students are exposed to concepts of very low temperatures, and their effects on materials around them.  Intermediate and older students are walked through a different set of activities with N2(l), with the emphasis on changing states of matter, even at the molecular level.

Science Standards:  K-1; 1st -1; 2nd - 1; 3rd - 1; 4th - 1; 5th - 1; 6th - 1; 7th - 1,4; 8th - 1,4

Wild Weather
Grades K-7

Explore the science of meteorology with plenty of flash and bang.  We'll create a cloud, a tornado and a lightening show, right in our demonstration theater.

Science Standards:  K-2; 2nd - 1,2; 3rd - 1,4; 4th - 1,4; 5th - 1; 6th - 1; 7th - 1; 8th - 1,2