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Shows for primary schools related to science and the environment, suitable for schools, theatres, and science events for key stage 1 and key stage 2 children

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"The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing."
                   Albert Einstein

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Science shows for Scools in Devon. Looking for 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 Schools in Dorset. Looking for a science show for primary schools in Dorset? Professor Paradox provides hilarious science shows for primary schools in in Dorset. Covering KS 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. Science shows for Key Stage 1 and key stage 2 primary school children are available in Somerset. Areas include 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 – Hiarious science shows for schools cover some areas of Wiltshire, including the following areas of Wiltshire: Bradford on Avon, Radstock, Trowbridge, Warminster, and the villages in between.

- See more at: http://www.professorparadox.co.uk/science-shows-schools/#sthash.jfBX1QMy.dpuf

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Science shows for Scools in Devon. Looking for science shows for schools in Devon? Professor Paradox is a former research scientist who provides science shows and science workshops in Noth East Devon

Science Shows for Schools in Dorset. Looking for a science show for primary schools in Dorset? Professor Paradox provides hilarious science shows for primary schools in iSouth and West Dorset.

Science Shows for Schools in Somerset. Science shows for Key Stage 1 and key stage 2 primary school children are available in most parts of Somerset.

Science Shows for Schools in Wiltshire – Hiarious science shows for schools cover 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 South West England. Science shows for primary schools are available in most parts of South West England

 

Area Covered

Science shows for Scools in Devon. Looking for 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 Schools in Dorset. Looking for a science show for primary schools in Dorset? Professor Paradox provides hilarious science shows for primary schools in in Dorset. Covering KS 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. Science shows for Key Stage 1 and key stage 2 primary school children are available in Somerset. Areas include 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 – Hiarious science shows for schools cover some areas of Wiltshire, including the following areas of Wiltshire: Bradford on Avon, Radstock, Trowbridge, Warminster, and the villages in between.

- See more at: http://www.professorparadox.co.uk/science-shows-schools/#sthash.jfBX1QMy.dpuf
Area Covered

Science shows for Scools in Devon. Looking for 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 Schools in Dorset. Looking for a science show for primary schools in Dorset? Professor Paradox provides hilarious science shows for primary schools in in Dorset. Covering KS 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. Science shows for Key Stage 1 and key stage 2 primary school children are available in Somerset. Areas include 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 – Hiarious science shows for schools cover some areas of Wiltshire, including the following areas of Wiltshire: Bradford on Avon, Radstock, Trowbridge, Warminster, and the villages in between.

- See more at: http://www.professorparadox.co.uk/science-shows-schools/#sthash.jfBX1QMy.dpuf

 

Science for Children

through the medium of Interactive Comic Theatre and learning to ask good questions

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The question we need to ask is not

"How do we get children interested in science?"

It is

"How do we get children to realise that they are already interested in science?"

For details of the science show for schools click below

Young children are naturally curious and continuously ask questions:

Why is there a rainbow in the sky? Why does the moon change shape? Why do hot air balloons go up? What happens to the poo when we flush it down the loo? Where does the rain come from? Why do birds sing? Why do dogs sniff each others bottoms ...?

So children want to know about light, colour, refraction, the solar system, buoyancy, forces, the water cycle, living things, life cycles, reproduction, sound, and so they are interested in scientific enquiry, just so long as we don't call it science!

The problem arises because children are often discouraged from asking questions by adults who don't want to be bothered, even though every question a child asks about the world around them is a question about science.

It is tempting to say that if we encourage children to ask questions and stimulate their curiosity about the world, then we are half way there when it comes to teaching science, but it is more likely that we are eighty percent there.

Science education relies on investigation, and once children learn how to ask good questions, and how to use the answers they find to ask more questions, and how to investigate thoroughly, then science and understanding the world (for that is all science is) becomes part of their lives.

So encouraging children to take an interest in science, is a matter of developing curiosity about the world around them, or more to the point, not stifling their natural curiosity.

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A sunset over the sea is awe inspiring and amazing and above all beautiful. It captures our interest and imagination, and we can appreciate it as one of nature’s wonders. It can inspire poetry, music, and a sense of awe. And it can also inspire questions:

Why does the sky turn red when the sun sets?

Where does the sun go at night?

What makes the waves move?

How does the water in the sea become, rain, rivers, snow and ice?

How do fish breathe in the sea, and what do they eat?

 So a sunset over the sea can inspire questions about the refraction of light, the nature of the atmosphere, the solar system, forces, the water cycle, life processes, and ecosystems.

 In the same way, an interactive (and very funny) theatre show can inspire questions about science, without ever mentioning the science curriculum.

Footprints in the Sky is an interactive comic theatre show based on the science curriculum KS1 and KS2 specifically devised to be performed in primary schools with the aim of getting children interested in science - please use the button below to find out more. but before you do, have a look at the reviews and feedback this performance has received from schools that have booked it.

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Why does a hot air balloon go up in the air?

It's all about the relative density of hot and cold gasses and the buoyancy of the atmosphere - so a bit of basic physics about forces and buoyancy and density and heat is suddenly quite interesting. Archimedes thought that relative density was so exciting he jumped out of the bath and ran down the street shouting 'Eureka'. He  even forgot to put his trousers back on!

   
 

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"I have no special talents. I am only passionately curious."
                   Albert Einstein

 

"Curiosity is one of the permanent and certain characteristics of a vigorous intellect."
           Dr Samuel Johnson


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