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Jollybops Science Show (K-Year 2) – Schools

Jollybops Science shows are full of explosive, shattering, fizzy, bright, oozy, awesome experiments – all with the most important part of any show, student interaction, humour and fun!

10 educational shows to choose from!

Highlights

  • Educational science shows with the ‘wow’ factor.
  • Two performers including the Jolly Professor and Rusty the Robot.
  • Student interaction with all experiments.
  • The shows have been an inspiration to well over 700,000 students and staff throughout New South Wales, the ACT, Victoria and Queensland.
  • Outstanding reviews by both students and teachers alike with almost 100% of schools re-booking multiple times throughout the years.
  • Proven very popular at outside school events including museums, shopping centre’s, libraries and other special events.
  • Shows are approximately 60 minutes allowing for changeover of classes.
  • Sessions can be structured to align with your school timetable.
  • Up to date Working with Children Check, Risk Assessment and Certificate of Currency provided.

Description

Balloon Science (Fun with Forces)

Full of fantastic science experiments, most with the humble balloon.

Students will participate in all experiments as they laugh along to the jokes, pantomime and occasional science song of Rusty the Robot and the Jolly Professor.

Experiments include:

  • exploding hydrogen balloons;
  • spooky fog;
  • dry ice expanding balloon head;
  • soapy sudsy bubbling;
  • dry ice cylinder;
  • pop off tins;
  • balloon in a bottle race;
  • balloon helicopter;
  • colour change reactions;
  • liquid nitrogen air balloons; and
  • everything that Pops and Fizzes.

Mix It Up (Chemistry Show)

A high energy, humorous and interactive show that targets the material world and living world (chemistry and bio-chemistry).  In particular, the properties of materials, chemical reactions and how we interact with and use the chemical world around us.

The show includes:

  • explosive gases;
  • combusting powders and metals;
  • freezing liquids;
  • colour changing reactions;
  • slimy gooey polymer worms; and
  • maybe even a little water to wine.

Moove & Groove with Energy (Forms of Energy & Their Uses)

Through visually dynamic and interactive experiments, students will look at the concepts of energy (energy makes things move or work), different types of energy (heat, light, electrical & sound), along with the varying sources of energy (sun, food, batteries & fuels).

Students will explore:

  • a myriad of energy emitting, absorbing or transforming experiments from exploding sun fuel, food fireballs, kinetic vortices;
  • colours in fireworks;
  • liquid nitrogen egg freeze;
  • cool dry ice reactions,
  • screaming balloons; and
  • the popular sound cup competition.

Wonderful Weather (Water, Air and all things Atmospheric)

Experiments focusing on all things weather including air, wind, clouds and rain.

Students will watch with amazement as giant clouds are formed, vortices go spinning, hot air balloons arise and weather balloons start exploding.

Students will:

  • interact with cloud, fog and rain formation;
  • create wind in a ‘wind bag’ competition;
  • envelope themselves in range of air pressure experiments and even make liquid air.

Curriculum & Syllabuses

Balloon Science

  • Gases, gas pressure, air, air pressure, forces, friction, heat energy, chemical reactions, magnetism, states of matter, along with an abundance of scientific literacy.

Mix It Up

  • Observable properties of materials, elements, compounds and mixtures, changes to materials due to heat or cold, uses of materials, states of matter, simple chemical reactions, gases we use and gases we create as living things.

Moove and Groove with Energy

  • Forms of energy, sources of energy, uses of energy, energy in food, energy, changes the properties of materials, states of matter and how energy can change from one form or type to another (eg chemical to heat and electrical to light/sound).

Wonderful Weather

  • Air pressure (high/low), wind formation, cloud formation, gas composition of the air, evaporation, condensation, the water cycle, properties of water, states of matter and temperature.

Facilitator Profile

Jollybops Science was established in 2002 by experienced teachers Mark Nicholl (Drama) and Trevor Atkinson (B.Ed. Science).

Trevor Atkinson aka The Jolly Professor has a wealth of scientific knowledge.  Trevor ‘s ability to impart complex scientific concepts within the many branches of Science such as Chemistry (Chemical World), Physics (Physical World), Biology (Living World) and Earth and Space, to vastly differing aged infants and Primary school students, has been applauded by countless teachers.

Mark Broughton aka Rusty the Robot is an accomplished Scientist (B.Sc. Hons) with over 15 year’s performance experience.  Mark’s humour and wit, filled with memorable comic one liners, helps engage students in every presentation.

Jollybops is a 6-time winner of the former NSW Department of Education Performing Arts Unit’s Frater Award “Best Feedback from Schools” category and a multi award winner at the NSW Education Expo.

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