Helps elementary, middle, and junior high school students learn the Scientific Method while having fun at the same time!
The Wacky Science Show is Crazy! Zany!
More than twelve students will participate on stage putting science in their hands! In this school Assembly with a focus on science, the wacky and zany presenter, Dr. Science, helps students learn about the Scientific Method in a simple and fun way with lots of magic tricks and some comedy too!
The only school assembly program that has been honored with the Touch-Tech Award from Dow Chemical as an excellent example of how to integrate hands-on science in education!
Your students will crack-up at the craziness, but your staff and teachers will really enjoy the lessons, including: Scientific Method, Physical Sciences, Math, Life Sciences, Air Pressure, Acids/Bases, Levers/Machines, Dinosaurs, States of Matter, Safety in the Lab, Bernoulli, Reactions between Chemicals, and more. Additionally, older students in middle school will learn: Centripal/Centrifugal forces, kinetic energy, potential energy, inertia, connections in technology, and using chemicals in observations.
And it’s Packed with Learning too! Not only has The Wacky Science Show been ranked nationally for hands-on science education, it’s also one of the best ways to help your students learn the scientific method. Students will engage in kooky hands-on experiments and nutty tricks while learning lessons hands-on. They will find out which everyday household things can be used in some cool science stunts while learning all about the Scientific Method at the same time.
One of the best science school shows your elementary and middle school students will ever experience!
*Presenter/Backdrop/Props may vary depending on your location.
Doug Scheer is the creator and proprietor of The Wacky Science Show. Doug has performed educational programs throughout the state of Michigan and across the US since 1987, touring as a featured act in trade shows for the automaker, Chevrolet. Doug has been praised and highly sought for his experience as a performing artist, teacher and coach with a unique expertise in combining educational experiences with educational content. His school assembly programs and summer camp shows have graced the stages more than eight thousand elementary schools, as well as countless trade shows, corporate training seminars, and even state fairs!
The Wacky Science Show throughout various locations in the US. Your school may have a different person as your presenter, or varied backdrops and props depending on your area.
Doug Scheer is widely recognized as a national and international leader in youth entertainment. He has lectured at Kidabra the International Conference; MagicLive in Las Vegas; The Society of Magicians in Tel Aviv, and the SAM/IBM national convention in St Louis. His work has been published in "MAGIC", a national trade magazine, is the author of "Scripts & Clips, Educational Routines for School Performers," and recently published the Diversity Circus magic and comic book DVD set.
The Wacky Science Show Set-up Datasheet
Audience: PreK-8 Capacity: 400
Presentation Time: 40 to 45 minutes
Set-Up Time: 45 minutes. Please ensure performance space is clear and empty of classes during set-up time.
Take-Down Time: 45 minutes
Presentation Area: Brightly lit performance space; minimum area of 8 ft. x 20 ft. Performance space can be stage or floor-level; floor level is preferred. If performance space is floor level, please seat students on the floor and not in chairs. If the performance area is a stage please make sure there are stairs for easy volunteer access to the performance area.
Assembly Requirements: One large table. Access to a sink before and after the performance. Depending on your location, you may be asked to provide a PA system with RCA-jack input.
*Presenter/Backdrop/Props may vary depending on your location.
More than just wiz, bang, poof and pop!
The Wacky Science Show puts science in the hands of more than a dozen onstage volunteers. With a focus on science with everyday objects, Dr. Science makes the Scientific Method easy to understand. This is the only show to ever win Dow Chemical's Touch-Tech Award for excellence in hands-on science education!
Kooky? Yup. Nutty? A lot. Educational? Yeah, it’s that too!
While the students cheer the crazy antics, the teachers love these lessons: The Scientific Method | Physical, Mathematical & Life Sciences | Air Pressure | Acid/Base Indicators | Levers & Simple Machines | Everyday Science | Stinky Dinosaurs | Liquids, Solids, Gases | Science Safety | Bernoulli’s Principle | Chemical Reactions. Additional Topics Covered for Middle Schools: Centripetal & Centrifugal Forces | Kinetic & Potential Energy | Inertia | Connections between Science & Technology | Use of Chemicals in Gathering Evidence.
Guaranteed to “Bring the Funny”!
But The Wacky Science Show is a no holds barred laugh riot that makes science easy to understand. Students participate on stage in wacky and off-the-wall, hands-on lessons while discovering that simple household items can be used to perform quirky & crazy science experiments. Loads of surprises, comedy & goofy sound effects combine in this perfect complement to learning The Scientific Method.
We really enjoyed the show! The presenter did a good job. The kids were laughing the whole time! I would like to thank you for helping me on the cost of the show. It was truly an answered prayer, since I had to raise the money myself. Thanks from the bottom of my heart!
Paula Weston - Teacher
North Harrison ES
Awesome job! We had 2 assemblies (grades K-2 and then grades 3-5) and in both age groups the kids were engaged and entertained. His program was educational about the types of sciences and the scientific process. The students enjoyed the experiments and there were lots of laughs!
Angela Kennedy - PTA
The greatest observation made by my teachers and I was that the children in the audience were learning about Science without even knowing it, because they were having so much fun!
Carl Boburka - Principal
Immanuel Lutheran School
On the day that you entertained us, we had children ranging in age from pre-school through 6th grade. There was something for everyone. This show was most entertaining and the children loved it.
Mrs. Valerie Walsh
St. Rose of Lima School
Tim was able to captivate both students and adults and kept us laughing and engaged throughout the entire performance. He was very prepared and professional and was an excellent addition to our science fair. We would highly recommend him to any school and will hire him again in the future. Thank you so much Tim, you are one talented scientist and performer.
Erika Chapa - Director of Educational Technology & Admissions
Marin Preparatory School
San Francisco, CA
ALL the kids and TEACHERS loved him!!!! One teacher even said it was the best science assembly show she ever saw! He explained everything in a very clear way for all ages, made them lough and be engaged the whole time!!!
Limor Kovar - PTA
EH Bryan School
Ken Scott was phenomenal! He had our students in the palm of his hand! They were entertained, and they learned science! His crowd management skills were among the best I'd ever seen! We would love to have him back at our school again next year! Wow!
Debbie Parks - Principal
Fort Benning, GA
Our audience were children from ages 2 through adults. The children were very attentive and really enjoyed the show. Tim Mannix was very entertaining even for the adults.
Charlotte Ferree - Executive Assistant
San Carlos, CA
Great variety of science demos and audience participation! Both kids and teachers loved it!
Whitney McCann - Teacher
Ferndale Early Education Center
Glen Burnie, MD
This was a great assembly! It was educational, engaging and entertaining. Tim was a pleasure to work with! He brought everything he needed to the show and was very friendly. He was great with the kids. You can tell he was very experienced. The students had a great assembly. Thank you!
Mary Carroll - PTA
Golden View ES
San Ramon, CA
Dr. Science put on two wonderful shows. The kids were totally engaged and interacted throughout. Very high energy! I would totally recommend this show to other schools.
Brenda Ringer - Guidance Counselor
I received a lot of positive feedback from the school faculty, as well as my kindergartener and third grader. Both loved the cup on the triangle and fire balloon experiments. They were excited to tell me all about it when they got home from school. Thank you for a wonderful show!
Melissa Gutierrez - Assembly Coordinator
Uwchlan Hills ES
The presenter was excellent. He engaged both students and adults equally, was very professional, and even interacted with our community before his show while we had our dinner time.
Sarah Kimmell - Principal
Sam Boardman ES
Great academic information and entertaining!
Cassandra Sotelo - Vice Principal
This was our first experience with Academic Entertainment and we all loved it! Dr Science was a huge hit with the kids & teachers. He was funny, entertaining & informative. Such a great educational show that the kids were able to enjoy! It was a fantastic way to kick off our Catholic Schools Week & Celebrate Student Appreciation. Thank you to everyone!
Lisa Landano - HAA
St. Athanasius Catholic Academy
Our scientist was so much fun to listen to and watch. He genuinely loved to work with kids. I am definitely spreading the word about his show. Thanks!
Michelle Well - Supt./Principal
Anne Carlsen Center
Oh, the show was great and the kids loved it!
Lori Rowden - PTO
Presenter was on time, self sufficient in setting up, engaging, and aware of the audience. We had two groups of kids ranging from Pre-K-3 through 8th grade, and everyone had a great time. It was interactive and interesting, and parents told me their children came home talking about the show! Thank you!
Cheryl Mango - Assembly Coordinator
St. Joseph's School - Yorkville
New York, NY
He does a great job of entertaining the students and making science fun for them. They laughed the whole show!
Catherine Pamer - Supervisor
MCOE After School Program
Thank you greatly for taking the time and coming out to perform and entertain our elementary kids. It was amazingly fun and "wacky"! We greatly enjoyed you letting the kids get involved, and be able to interact with the performance. The children sincerely loved it. You could say it's the "talk of the week." Thank you for working with our honor society to set this up. Love to speak with you again about coming out next year.
Hayley Hawkins - Honors Society
Wilson Creek School
Wilson Creek, WA
The Wacky Science Show school assembly was AWESOME! Doug was so entertaining, the kids were enthralled, and the teachers were so impressed. Great job!
Sara Cinotti - PTO Secretary
St. Timothy Catholic School
The presenter did an excellent job of keeping our students engaged!
Joanne Dupl - Secretary
Coyle Ave ES
Great for our Family STEM Kick Off Night Event. Mike engaged with the audience perfectly and made science fun! The adult humor was much appreciated as well!
Emily Flaherty - PTO
The presenter did a good job of engaging the audience. All of the students were really excited about the various scientific experiments. He included a lot of detailed scientific information, but presented the information in such a manner that it was understandable for all students. He also did a good job of managing the crowd and bringing the kids back when they started to get over excited to ensure they were still paying attention.
Chelsea Nohle - Administrative Assistant
Sackets Harbor Central School
Sackets Harbor, NY
Our students were highly engaged, and loved the wackiness of the show!
Pam Ratliff - ES Principal
Copenhagen Central School
Lots of energy and enthusiasm, great crowd control, lots of laughs!
Candace Connell - Enrichment Coordinator
5 out of 5!
Mara Powell - PTA
Huntington Jewish Center
The show was educational and entertaining. Students PK-5 enjoyed it, and they loved the audience participation.
Judith Pequeno-Lopez - Counselor