Science Shows

The Science in a Van science road show experience provides you and your students with a fun, interactive and memorable way to see, teach and engage with science.

Science in a Van travels to you and sets up in your school hall. This makes for an easy, exciting and affordable way to enhance your science programme.

Is it a theatre show? Is it a science lesson? It's both!

Check out the range of in-school science shows we offer for primary and intermediate schools.

Each science show enables the students to think like scientists and there are shows which cover content from the Material World and Physical World Strands of the NZ Science Curriculum.

Great news! There are no cancellation charges if COVID-19 Alert Levels change.

The Material World

The Wonderful World of Bubbles

This experience facilitates exploration of identifying, classifying and investigating materials. Students will get an understanding of mixtures, how they can separate and how they can come together to create a reaction! During this show, we journey together through the scientific process of guessing (predicting), trying it out (testing) and seeing what happens (observations).

45 minute science show. Developed for Years 0-4.

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What's the Matter? Understanding materials

What are the properties of a material? How many states of matter are there? This show will get your students excited about solids, liquids and gases. It introduces the periodic table in a fun way and demonstrates how elements can come together to make different materials. We discuss how materials can change with mixing and temperature and enjoy explosive experiments!

45 minute science show. Developed for Years 4-8.

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The Physical World

Billy Goats Gruff : A tale of competing forces

A classic tale with some new twists! Your juniors will be spellbound as they watch the crafty goats apply their knowledge of forces to move the terrifying troll. By the end of this storytelling your students will be able to use the words 'force' and 'friction'. They will also understand the effect of pulling and pushing a stationary object.

45 minute science storytelling show. Developed for Years 0-3.

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Move It! Exploring the laws of motion

During this interactive show, your students will learn what Newton's three laws of motion are all about. They will then apply that knowledge to fly Space Chick Steve across the school hall! This show will get you thinking about how and why things move. Cleverly it introduces the concept of fair testing while exploring forces.

45 minute science show. Developed for Years 4-8.

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The Science of Sound

Learn about the phenomena of sound! You and your students will be wowed by demonstrations which explore what sound is, how it is created and how sound behaves. Walk away with a clear explanation and understanding of volume, pitch and frequency. We’ll also break the sound barrier, see a teacher blasted by a pressure wave and have a laugh with a human xylophone.

45 minute science show. Developed for Years 4-8.

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Science in a Van is helping stop the spread of COVID-19 by:

Keeping to the Auckland region and only visiting schools in Alert Level 1. There is no financial risk to schools as there is no charge for 'COVID cancellations' due to changes in Alert Levels.

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In addition to facilitating over 300 school science shows every year, Science in a Van also provide educational services to the following institutions: