Jollybops Science

School Science Incursion touring New South Wales, Victoria, Australian Capital Territory and Queensland.

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School Science Shows

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

The Jollybops have a variety of shows to choose from. The innovative show, "Science with an Aboriginal Perspective Flight, Sound and Fire," has received rave reviews from Indigenous Educators, teachers and student audiences.

The shows are divided into:

  • Preschool (45 minutes)

  • Kindergarten to Year 2  (1 hour)

  • Year 3 to Year 6  (1 hour)

  • High School Year 7 to Year 10  (1 hour)

Kindergarten to Year 2 Shows

Show duration for K-2: 1 hour

Show #1 – Balloon Science  (Fun with Forces)

A show full of Fantastic Science experiments, most with the humble balloon. These 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 helicopters, Colour change reactions, Liquid Nitrogen air balloons along with everything that Pops and Fizzes. Students will take part in all experiments as they laugh along with the jokes, pantomime and occasional Science song of Rusty the Robot & Jolly Professor, all in one great show.

Concepts covered include: Gases, Gas Pressure, Air, Air Pressure, Forces, Friction, Heat Energy, Chemical reactions, Magnetism, States of Matter, along with an abundance of scientific literacy.

 

Show #2 – Mix It Up (Chemistry Show)

This show targets the Material World and Living World of the syllabus (Chemistry & Bio-Chemistry). A high humored, high energy fully interactive show for K-2 audiences looking at properties of materials, chemical reactions and how we interact with and use the chemical world around us. It’s Chemistry at its best for this age group, explosive gases, combusting powders and metals, freezing liquids, colour changing reactions, slimey gooey polymer worms and if the teachers behave themselves maybe even a little Water to Wine. Who knows what will happen when Rusty the Robot and the Jolly Professor explore the chemical and material world. A real Blast!

Concepts covered include: Observable Properties of Materials, Elements, Compounds & 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.

 

Show #3 – Moove & Groove with Energy (Forms of Energy & There Uses)

This show explores 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). Visually dynamic these student interactive experiments will keep them on the edge of their seats. 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. Wow… Loud but Fun!

Concepts covered include: 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. (e.g. Chemical to Heat and Electrical to Light/Sound)

 

Show #4 – Wonderful Weather (Water, Air and all things Atmospheric)

A full emersion of all things Weather: air, wind, clouds and rain. This show may well encourage the students to become Storm Chasers, as Giant clouds are formed, Vortices go spinning, Hot air balloons arise and Weather balloons start exploding. Up up and away with ‘Wonderful Weather’ as students 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. The students will definitely exit the hall smiling but looking slightly disheveled after this show.

Concepts covered include: Air Pressure (High/Low), Wind formation, Cloud formation, Gas composition of the Air, Evaporation, Condensation, The Water cycle, Properties of Water, States of Matter & Temperature.

 

Show #5 – Aboriginal Science K-2  (Science with an Aboriginal Perspective)

This show entitled “Flight, Fire and Sound – Science with an Aboriginal Perspective” essentially looks at the scientific principles behind some of the great inventions and environmental understandings of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples. Students will discover the science behind the returning Boomerang. Learn about the science of sound and the Didgeridoo (Yidaki). Find out about the inventions of one of the great Aboriginal Scientists and leaders David Unaipon (The Face of the $50 note). Learn about the science of Fire and how Indigenous communities manage and use fire with their ‘Caring for Country’ Fire management practices throughout Australia. As with all our Science shows there is lots of fun and student interaction with all experiments. A 10-piece student lead Aboriginal instrumental band with song makes for a special finish. Great ‘post show’ work booklets will make this a must for integrating Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander culture into your school Science program. Jollybops Science would like to acknowledge advice received from Indigenous educators in developing this show.

Concepts covered include: Flight, Air Pressure, Bernoulli’s Principle, Design, Fire Triangle, Chemical reactions, Sound, Musical Instruments, Sustainability & Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Culture.

Year 3 - Year 6 Shows

Show duration for 3-6: 1 hour

Show #6 - Natural Phenomena & Energy  (Forces, Air Pressure, Magnetism, Weather & Energy)

This show delivers a barrage of high-energy student interactive experiments. Visually dynamic demonstrations are used to highlight and create Natural Phenomena that surround and envelope us. Students will learn about the composition of the atmosphere along with air pressure and its effects creating weather, explore and explode a variety of fuels (Hydrogen & Methane), use vacuum pumps to make big balloon heads and shaving cream soufflés, learn about Boyle’s Law and watch a potato gun in action, watch air pressure crush cans, defy gravity with magnetism, enjoy the properties and effects of Dry ice experiments while watching a variety of items freeze, shatter and explode under the stress and strain created by liquid Nitrogen as they then disappear in a Giant cloud. No, not forever teachers…Ha.

Concepts covered include: Air Pressure, Air composition, Vacuums, Boyles Law, Bernoulli’s Principle, Magnetism, Gravity, Changes to and uses of materials, Fuels, Combustion and Energy transformations.

 

Show #7 – The Big Chemistry Show      

One of our Best Shows for 3-6 audiences. This show is all about presenting the best Chemistry experiments, full stop. From combustion of Gases to Sugar fireworks or Elephant’s toothpaste this show will leave us cleaning up after the show for quite some time. Its loud, colourful, flashy, fizzy, smokey, liquid nitrogen shattering Chemistry at its best! Just what Stage 2 and Stage 3 students love.

Students will participate in all experiments as physical and chemical properties of materials are investigated. New materials will be created and existing ones changed by chemical reactions and changes of temperature in a variety of Dry Ice and Liquid Nitrogen experiments. Water to Wine and firework Flame colours are just small moments in an intriguing show of quality Chemistry as the Jolly Professor brings his 25 years of High School Chemistry experience into a Primary setting.

Concepts covered include: Chemical vs Physical Change, Properties and uses of Materials, Exothermic Reactions, Catalysts, Temperature effect on materials both Hot and Cold, Precipitation Reactions, Acid & Base indicator reactions. States of Matter & Chemical Formula.

 

Show # 8 – What! Is It Science or Magic?

In a humorous and engaging manner, the Jolly Professor and Rusty the Robot will present numerous strange experiments that seem like Magic, but will indeed be Science. This really is a combination show of many of our best and most intriguing experiments sure to bring a Wow factor to any 3-6 audience. This show has proven very popular at outside school events as well, such as Museums, Shopping Centre’s and Special Events as it has a great combination of all the Science branches. (e.g. Chemistry, Physics)

Students will see the Jolly Professors Head Shrink and Expand all by itself, Special Reactive Paper burns then disappear (no ash), Steel discs that seem to defy gravity, cylinders that change a rainbow of colours all by themselves, metals that burn, water change to beer (your G.A will love that!) and a host of other experiments that will explode, shrink, fall apart and change their properties. If you’re thinking ‘I just really want a fun and exciting show to get the kids excited about Science’ this will be perfect.

Concepts covered include: Optical Illusion, Chemical Reactions, Forces, Energy, Gravity, Magnetism, Chemical Indicators, Properties of Materials & Air Pressure.

 

Show #9 – Environmental Science  (Earth, Air & Water)

In a thought provoking but still funny and positive show, the Jolly Professor & Rusty the Robot look at many of the factors that make up and effect our Environment. The Earth, Air & Water which sustains the whole ‘Living World’ will be looked at in terms of Composition, Properties (Physical & Chemical) and Biological significance along with factors that can affect their balance. Photosynthesis, Gas exchange, Transpiration, Respiration, Sustainable fuels, Global warming, Acid rain, Sea water acidification, water quality and land management are looked at in this 1-hour show.: Properties of Gases, Atmospheric composition and Chemistry, Photosynthesis & Respiration, Temperature, Water Chemistry, Acids & Bases, Sustainable Fuels & Energy Sources along with Ecological balance & Sustainability.

 

Show #10 – Aboriginal Science 3-6 (Science with an Aboriginal Perspective)

This show entitled “Flight, Fire and Sound – Science with an Aboriginal Perspective” essentially looks at the scientific principles behind some of the great inventions and environmental understandings of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples. Students will discover the science behind the returning Boomerang. Learn about the science of sound and the Didgeridoo (Yidaki). Find out about the inventions of one of the great Aboriginal Scientists and leaders David Unaipon (The Face of the $50 note). Learn about the science of Fire and how Indigenous communities manage and use fire with their ‘Caring for Country’ Fire management practices throughout Australia. As with all our Science shows there are lots of fun and student interaction with all experiments. A 10-piece student lead Aboriginal instrumental band with song makes for a special finish. Great ‘Post show’ work booklets make it a must.

Concepts covered include: Flight, Air Pressure, Bernoulli’s Principle, Design, Fire Triangle, Chemical reactions, Sound, Musical Instruments, Sustainability & Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Culture.

High School Shows Year 7 to Year 10

Show duration for 7-10: 1 hour

Show #11 – Sub-Zero  (Dry Ice & Liquid Nitrogen)

A show of ‘COOL’ student interactive experiments with Dry Ice & Liquid Nitrogen presented by the most of the time ‘Jolly’ Professor.

Yes, things will Shatter, Explode, Change Colour, Ignite. Giant clouds will be formed and Metals scream but hey, Give the kids what they want!

Mind you, I’m sure they will learn heaps, laugh out loud and maybe even say ‘Thanks Sir’ or ‘Thanks Miss’ for organizing. Well…. we can live in hope.

If there is an interesting, fun and exciting experiment with Dry Ice or Liquid Nitrogen (allowed in a school environment) I’m sure we will have it covered.

Concepts covered include: Sublimation, Endothermic Reactions, Exothermic Reactions, Chemical vs Physical Change, States of Matter, Properties of Materials, Air Composition, Acids & Bases, Indicators, Gas Pressure and Insulators.

 

Show #12 – Big Chemistry Show

Have the bureaucrats banned all your best Chemistry experiments or cut your budgets too deep? Well, I have you covered in this Show with tried and tested Chemistry experiments that kept ‘most’ of my year 8 students glued to their seats. Well, if one of their peers hadn’t already accomplished that for them.

In an intriguing show of quality Chemistry, the Jolly Professor brings his 25 years of High School Chemistry experience to the fore. From Exploding balloons to Food Fire Balls, Liquifying Air to Flame Colours, Water to wine, Water to Beer and everything in between this show will highlight some of the best Chemistry Demonstrations all with the help of student volunteers. A high Energy show that will leave your Hall intact, if not slightly smokey, with that lovely smell that says ahhh… ‘Chemistry’.

There could possibly be a few experiments suitable for teacher volunteers, well if ‘medical retirement’ has crossed your mind? It’s a colourful, flashy, interesting and of course a total Blast.

Concepts covered include: Chemical vs Physical Change, Properties and uses of Materials, Complete Combustion, Elements, Compounds & Mixtures, Exothermic Reactions, Endothermic Reactions, Catalysts, Temperature effect on materials both Hot and Cold, Precipitation Reactions, Acid & Base Indicator reactions. States of Matter & Chemical Formula. Phew…and lots more but I have a show to get to!

 

Show #13 – Environmental Science (7-10)  (Earth, Air & Water)

In a thought provoking but positive show, the Jolly Professor will look at many of the factors that make up and effect our Environment. The Earth, Air & Water which sustains the whole ‘Living World’ will be looked at in terms of Composition, Properties (Physical & Chemical) and Biological significance along with the factors that can affect their balance. Photosynthesis, Gas exchange, Transpiration, Respiration, Sustainable fuels, Global warming, Acid rain, Sea water acidification, Water quality and Land management are looked at in this 1-hour show. Depth and breadth of science explanation will be adjusted suitable to the year levels in attendance.

Concepts covered include: Properties of Gases, Atmospheric composition and Chemistry, Photosynthesis & Respiration, Temperature, Water Chemistry, Acids & Bases, Sustainable Fuels & Energy Sources along with Ecological balance & Sustainability.

Jollybops Science Shows