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Science Shows for Primary Schools KS1 & KS2
Science Shows for Schools in Devon, Dorset, Somerset, and Wiltshire

Footprints in the Sky is a hilarious science show for primary schools aiming to stimulate interest in science through curiosity and fun. It uses science topics from the Science Curriculum KS1 and KS2 to create an entertaining theatre show that makes children laugh, providing a unique learning situation in which children do not realise they are being educated.

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Science shows for primary schools

A magic trick involving water – Someone is about to get wet!

Contrasting with science demonstrations that have become popular recently, this science show aims to develop a sense of curiosity and wonder about the natural world. It is an interactive theatre show with a narrative that aims to help children to develop and improve questioning skills. so that children begin to ask questions that can be related back to basic scientific knowledge.

The show features Mr William B Curious, (Will be Curious for short), who wants to understand more about the world, but doesn’t know how to find out. He sets off on an adventure that takes him on a hilarious romp through the science curriculum KS1 and KS2.

During the course of his adventures he meets a man called Mr Willy-What-When-Where-How-Who, who gives Will a book of questions that helps him to discover more about the natural world.

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Will’s playing sounds more like a vaguely tuneful rude noise which delights the children as they discover properties of sound

Can a science show for primary school children be educational and funny? It certainly can! Aided by a Flying Walking Stick that whacks him on the bottom William learns about forces, then later, a silly trumpet routine and a honking cushion teach him about sound – all drawn from the science curriculum key stage 1 and key stage 2.

Fun and frolics reveal something about the buoyancy of the air, whilst rainbows reveal some properties of light.

A clever optical illusion, confuses everyone, and gives us an insight into why we need to take measurements and not just guess – a basic principle of scientific methodology.

The show ends with a water trick that ends up with poor Will  getting very wet,  that teaches children about the water cycle – featured in the science curriculum KS2..

Magic, theatre, poetry and clowning become fused into a performance that takes the audience from curiosity, through laughter, to understanding. The most important thing about this science show for primary schools is that it doesn’t look like a science show at all, so that children learn while having fun.

To find out more about this science show you can visit the Science For children website

To read reviews and feedback from schools that have previously booked the show click Reviews

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Here is Will’s Book of Questions – Every class is encouraged to make one of their own and to think of interesting questions to write in it.

The purpose of the show is to encourage children to ask questions, and in particular, to ask good questions so that they find out how to learn more, encouraging them to Be Curious themselves.

It is a science show that aims to stimulate interest in science through curiosity and fun. Footprints in the Sky has been touring schools for over seven years and has been enjoyed by around tens of thousands of children in South West England alone, and it is still in demand. Based on the science curriculum KS 1&2 it is is an ideal show for school science week and a great stimulus to make learning fun.

Professor Paradox is an experienced children’s entertainer, former research scientist, and teacher who draws on the natural curiosity of children to create a science show for schools that is interactive, funny, and leaves the whole school buzzing with questions.

A Few Sample Science Show Reviews from West Country Primary Schools

“Enjoyed by the whole school and staff! Children were enthralled and their teachers have noticed that the pupils have really taken to heart his message about questions. The children are using his ideas to make connections and to refine their questioning techniques. The follow up ideas he gave us were excellent. Now all we have to do is answer all their questions………. why don’t dogs meow and cats bark? Thanks Mike!”
Judi Gough, St Cuthbert’s Junior School, Wells

“We had Mike in to perform his science show show to the whole school as a part of our maths and science week. His performance was fantastic, and the mix of science and humour perfect for the whole primary age range. It was an excellent way to enthuse the children about science. I would highly recommend “Footprints in the Sky”.
Nick Rice, Greenford Primary, Dorset

“I just wanted to let you know that the kids loved this afternoon and the feedback from staff has been really positive”
Sarah Price, Science Coordinator, Wilcombe Primary, Devon

Area Covered for School Science Shows

Science shows for Schools in Devon.  Professor Paradox is a former research scientist who provides science shows and science workshops in Devon – areas covered include include:  Axminster, Budleigh Salterton, Exeter, Exmouth, Honiton, Lyme Regis, Newton Abbott, Ottery St Mary, Sidmouth, Tiverton, Topsham, Totnes.

Science Shows for Primary Schools in Dorset. Professor Paradox provides hilarious science shows for primary schools in in Dorset. Covering KS1 and KS2 including the following towns:  and KS2 science, science demonstrations and workshops are available in Dorset, including the following areas: Blandford, Bridport, Dorchester, Gillingham, Shaftesbury, Sherborne, Weymouth, and all the villages in the area.

Science Shows for Schools in Somerset.  South Bristol and Bath, Bridgewater, Bruton, Burnham on Sea. Castle Cary, Cheddar, Chard, Frome, Glastonbury, Langport, Shepton Mallet, Somerset, South West England, Somerton, Street, Taunton, Wellington, Wells, Weston-Super-Mare, Wincanton and Yeovil.

Science Shows for Schools in Wiltshire –Include Some areas of Wiltshire, including the following areas of Wiltshire: Bradford on Avon, Radstock, Trowbridge, Warminster, and the villages in between.

Science Shows for Schools in Other Areas – Short tours of other areas of South West England are also undertaken in areas south of the M4 from Cornwall to Berkshire

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