Spectacular science demonstrations have been developed to meet the need for connecting daily lifephenomena with its scientific substance. Using daily objects one learns about Astrophysics, Atmospheric Physics, Newton’s Laws, Gravity, Chemistry, Waves and Sound, Fire and Ballistics. The performance uses lots of humor, surprising effects, and awe inspiring actions. The audience is an active participant contributing to the science show. The participants take home with them ideas for experiments they can safely use to demonstrate science. The show can be used to combine Science with: a) Live Music, depending on the availability of live musicians; and b) some Biblical texts, depending on the audience wishes. The show has been successfully performed in the US, South Africa, Ethiopia, Brazil and Israel, for science professionals and teachers, policy makers, grandparents and grandchildren, and school assemblies. Science Demonstrations Science demonstrations are older than science museums. They were brought to the forefront of entertainment from the XVI and XVII centuries onwards. Today they are used to convey messages about science and modern research in science museums and informal learning environments. Connecting science to daily life Too often Science is taught in schools and delivered to the public detached from their lives. Yet there is so much science in everything we develop and do; our entire existence is based on science. This science show demonstrates visually how everyday phenomena have deep roots and explanations in science. Making science accessible and fun Everyone can do experiments. Studying about our world is interesting and can be a lot of fun. This science show is full of humor, delivering surprising effects using food, water, fire and air. Bringing informal learning to formal environments; Professional Teacher training School students need to be included as active participants in the learning process. More questions than answers need to be raised, as this is how science is performed. Using informal learning techniques highlighted by this science show will help professionals develop their learning strategies faster and better. This show is used for professional science educators and teacher training.

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From the kosher pickle to albert einstein

Ronen Mir   Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel

Debby Mir   Ono Academic College, Israel

Spectacular science demonstrations have been developed to meet the need for connecting daily lifephenomena with its scientific substance. Using daily objects one learns about Astrophysics, Atmospheric Physics, Newton’s Laws, Gravity, Chemistry, Waves and Sound, Fire and Ballistics. The performance uses lots of humor, surprising effects, and awe inspiring actions. The audience is an active participant contributing to the science show. The participants take home with them ideas for experiments they can safely use to demonstrate science. The show can be used to combine Science with: a) Live Music, depending on the availability of live musicians; and b) some Biblical texts, depending on the audience wishes. The show has been successfully performed in the US, South Africa, Ethiopia, Brazil and Israel, for science professionals and teachers, policy makers, grandparents and grandchildren, and school assemblies. Science Demonstrations Science demonstrations are older than science museums. They were brought to the forefront of entertainment from the XVI and XVII centuries onwards. Today they are used to convey messages about science and modern research in science museums and informal learning environments. Connecting science to daily life Too often Science is taught in schools and delivered to the public detached from their lives. Yet there is so much science in everything we develop and do; our entire existence is based on science. This science show demonstrates visually how everyday phenomena have deep roots and explanations in science. Making science accessible and fun Everyone can do experiments. Studying about our world is interesting and can be a lot of fun. This science show is full of humor, delivering surprising effects using food, water, fire and air. Bringing informal learning to formal environments; Professional Teacher training School students need to be included as active participants in the learning process. More questions than answers need to be raised, as this is how science is performed. Using informal learning techniques highlighted by this science show will help professionals develop their learning strategies faster and better. This show is used for professional science educators and teacher training.

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