Simple Machines Science and Inventions

Palatine, Illinois school saw how simple machines are used in everyday life along with some large scale examples.  The show featured a tug of war where 1 girl beat 4 boys, a 6′ Chicago Style Draw bridge, Giant Screw, shot put pendulum, wheels and a rocket car.   This is the 6th time I have performed for this school.

Fun with Simple Machines
Simple Machines Science Show and real life examples

Busy Summer leading into Busy September

This summer I have performed for camps and scout groups.   Several camps had Getting Excited About Science for each session.   There were also large public shows at festivals, fairs and libraries.   Lost of traveling through Illinois, Wisconsin and Michigan.   This summer also marked a mini tour of Chicago Public Libraries performing an Astronomy and Space show.

This September will have hands on science workshops and STEAM programs at several Illinois Libraries.   In addition, I will be at two School Assembly Showcases.    Book your school assembly early to ensure the best dates.

 

Science workshop and Science Fair Shows

This first week of January, 2015 has a gifted 5th grade science workshop.   This marks the 7th year in a row I have been at this school and the secretary and a handful of teachers know me.   Always a pleasure to see the “light” go on in students when the discover how an electric motor works.

Later this week I will be performing 2 assemblies to kick off the Science Fair at a school.   Students will get their science fair packet at the end of the school day and will be encouraged to participate in the science fair.    I also love to see the enthusiam of the students who are eager to get started.

Science Alive as St. Joseph County Public Library in South Bend

Getting Excited About Science will be the headline science show with 2 shows on Feb 1.   Show times are 11:30 and 12:30.   This marks my 5th time at Science Alive.   This is possibly one of the largest one day annual science events in the midwest.     The library does a great job and also has booked presenters from a South Bend TV weather news reporter, Notre Dame Chemistry show, animal shows and more.   Always look forward to seening the families checking out all the activities and meeting fellow presenters.