Our 45 minute assemblies translate standards to practices with the CA Next Generation Science Standards (CA NGSS), STEM – Science, Technology, Engineering & Math, and Common Core.

ASSEMBLY TOPICS

STEM

The objective of this assembly is to share hands-on experiments that children can do to make STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math) easier to understand and fun to learn. Children have a natural curiosity about the world around them. This natural desire is the catalyst to promote STEM concepts and literacy.

ACHIEVE

Analyze how an invisible force causes steel spheres to accelerate. Witness how sound vibrations move a ball and make cans scream. Fool your eyes with a banana. We’ll test solubility of fossil based styrofoam and renewable ecofoam. Watch water curve from centripetal force and golf balls float in water.

ASTROPHYSICS

Get your spacesuits ready for this interactive assembly that will take you beyond our Earth. You’ll witness a rocket propellant launch, and observe a crater being formed. Learn how to find a meteorite, discover orbital force, construct a magnetic field, and view the birth of a comet. Shiver while watching how cold it can become in space with the absence of heat.

ATMOSPHERE

May the force be with you: our atmosphere. Are you stronger than air? Can a bowling ball float? Learn about the layers of our atmosphere that surround and protect the Earth. Experience the wonders of atmospheric pressure in this active learning program.

BOO

Screaming balloons, invisible ghost poo, and sublimation make this spooky assembly a smash during the fall season. When is ice not wet or spheres invisible? Hold onto your seat from all the laughing and learning in this Halloween themed assembly.

CURIOSITY

What does lightning and duct tape have in common? Investigate what ocean currents and liquid soap have in common. Smash a liquid using a hammer without creating a splash. Inquire why a balloon won’t pop while being poked with 100 nails.

DISCOVER

Through the science of leverage, student volunteers will pick up classmates and their teachers with one hand. A bicycle wheel defies gravity while spinning suspended in the air. The Harry Potter invisibility cloak is no longer fiction, using light refraction the students learn how to make their own. A simple chemical reaction involving different densities creates a modern lava lamp. In addition, the students will discover the following: rotational energy, light photons, Magnus effect, angular momentum, linking clips and more.

EARTH

Through interactive experiments, students learn the forces and relationships that make the third planet from the Sun our home. This uplifting assembly celebrates our role as caretakers to keep our precious Earth healthy through conservation, recycling and reusing to preserve our natural resources.

EXCITE

Get Excited About Science. Enthusiastic children make great learners. This assembly excites the children’s imagination and desire to learn about science. They see scientific principles in action. Using many household (everyday common items) objects to bring science alive. Children will go back to class, eager to learn more science.

EXPLORE

Write your name with a rock, defy gravity with rising beads, and walk a pet can. Is this science or magic? Laws of motion in action. Become a human magnet. Burn holes in paper without flames. Observe pasta hold up a bucket of sand.

FLIGHT

The Science of Flight: From A to Z. What do airplanes and toilet paper have in common? Find out why birds walked (just kidding) until Daniel Bernoulli discovered the science of moving air by experimenting with water. Learn about the history and science of flight. You’ll be carried up, up, and away by this interactive and educational assembly.

GIRLS IN SCIENCE

Girls have a positive view of science. However, the biggest challenge to overcome is the misperception of girls’ competence in science and how to improve participation in the learning environment. This assembly celebrates the contributions of girls and women that have improved our lives from the first solar-heated home to windshield wipers. Let’s empower girls to pursue STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math).

HUMAN

Do you look at a light source to help you sneeze? Discover why one bone is lighter and stronger than steel. What do goose bumps and the largest organ at 21 square feet have in common? Be amazed by an organ that is about 60% fat, uses 20% of the oxygen you breathe in and weighs about 3 pounds. Your incredible human body; a machine like no other.

SCIENTIFIC METHOD

Think like a scientist. Investigating and experimentation come together using the Scientific Method! Your students will learn the steps involved in conducting experiments. Many exciting experiments will be shared with help from the young scientists in the audience.