Science Assemblies Get The Whole School Involved
Science is a subject that can be applied to real-life situations and demonstrated live in many cases. This means that you can get students involved and interested easily. You can prepare demonstrations and then allow the pupils to complete the experiment themselves. If you want to have a large number of students involved, you can arrange to have a science fair. To increase interest, set up a science assembly. There are a number of different companies and/or entertainers who have shows that are science related. Here are just a few different types of science concerts you can choose from.
Contact the museums in the area and ask if they have a traveling show. Many times they will have a variety of options. You may choose which area of science you want to be demonstrated, such as physics, geology, or even biology. You may even ask to have some of each science represented to give the students many ideas for their own science projects.
Dinosaurs and Fossils
This type of show will probably include a movie, slides, examples, and a large sand box. The presenter will go through the movie and slides to discuss the lives of dinosaurs and how fossils were created. There will be some fossils for the students to see and touch. The large sand box will be sued to create a mini-dig area. The students can dig through the sand to find stones, bones and fossils.
Robots, drones, and computers can be a good way to inspire interest in science. This show will have robots moving across the stage performing many tasks. They may also interact with students in the audience to help draw in the crowd. The presenter will show how a computer can send instructions to the robot or a drone flying around the room taking videos of everyone.
Magnets, hydraulics, and machines will be the highlight of a physics show. Students will be able to create their own magnets, use simple tools like a pulley or lever to move things, and see how hydraulics can make using a simple machine even easier.
Consider the age range of the students who will be attending the assembly and ask the presenter what would be most age appropriate. If you will be having the whole school attend, make sure that the show will include features that will appeal to the different ages. Make sure there will be student interaction at the end of the show so the kids can get more involved and excited. All this should result in a great science fair and a lot of learning.