The Wacky Science Show
An Award-Winning School Assembly Program About Science!
“Science is a way of thinking much more than it is a body of knowledge.” – Carl Sagan
I’ll let you in on a secret: when I was growing up, I didn’t have much interest in science. It wasn’t until I was an adult and discovered science could be fun through TV shows like “Mythbusters” and others. Once I found out how much fun science could be, I was hooked!
I quickly realized that the best way to truly ‘reach’ kids with a science assembly program was to make it like something from a cartoon: the set design and backdrop and banners for this assembly program look like it’s straight from Jimmy Neutron! More than that, the science experiments during this show are hysterical fun! There are contests, sound effects, music, comedy, LOTS of opportunities for kids to volunteer, and more.
During “Wacky Science,” kids take a trip to the circus where the World’s Strongest Kid demonstrates the awesome power of levers. Lessons in science safety and the Scientific Method are illustrated with a crazy balloon experiment and the story of Cinderella (trust me, it’s all science!). Four students become Stinky Dinosaurs to teach your kids about chemical indicators and reactions. Kids get to vote whether they want to see a teacher’s head SHRINK or get HUGE with an amazing optical illusion. Middle school kids remain suspended in the air with NO support using the concept of balanced forces. That’s just a sample of the goofy stunts in this school assembly!
If all of this sounds a little nutty, it’s because I go crazy to make sure the kids have the time of their lives learning all of these cool science experiments!
Some science / STEM assembly programs are a real bore (like Ferris Bueller’s teacher…zzzzz…) but not this program! With colorful banners and backdrops, a goofy ‘Dr. Science’ performing persona, and a high energy pace, I get over twelve students onstage and involved! This is an award-winning program (Dow Chemical’s Touch-Tech Award) that your students will learn from, because as science has taught us, we the learn the MOST when we are having the most FUN!
“Cris Johnson just performed 2 assemblies of his “Wacky Science Show” at our elementary school. The PTA is always in search of new STEM assemblies for the student body and Cris did an awesome job of tailoring the assemblies in a grade-appropriate manner (prek-2nd grade, and 3rd-5th grade). The teachers raved about how fun and educational the shows were. As an added bonus, he selected at least a dozen children at each of the assemblies so the kids were thoroughly engaged. We look forward to booking Cris again with one of his other shows!”
Dina Kalavanos, PTA Vice President
IMPORTANT: THIS IS NOT A MAGIC SHOW!!There are other so-called science shows offered by magicians that are nothing more than magic tricks with a pasted-on, weak science message. While a lot of my assembly programs do feature magic, this is not one of them. Simply put, the science is amazing by itself, so I make sure science is the star of this show! “The Wacky Science Show” is an actual science-based riot! And while the students cheer the crazy antics, the teachers love these lessons:
- An easy way to remember the Scientific Method
- Math, Life, and Physical science experiments
- Chemical indicators
- Air pressure
- States of matter
- Safety in science
- Technology and science
- Centrifugal / Centripetal forces
- And for Middle School audiences:
– Kinetic / Potential energy
– Experiments in Psychology
– Balanced Forces
– And much more
While this assembly program can be described as goofy, silly, and weird, it’s also highly educational. “The Wacky Science Show” is hysterical fun that captivates kids in a way that makes them want to learn more about science. During this assembly, a dozen students participate onstage in crazy experiments to discover just how science is a part of our everyday lives. Using age- appropriate comedy, music, sound effects, and goofy surprises, this school show perfectly illustrates just how fun science is!
“The Wacky Science Show” is a STEM school assembly that will be the highlight of your school year and a program that your students and teachers will remember for years, guaranteed!
Call me at (716) 940-8963 (that’s my cell phone) or fill out the Contact Form above to get more “Wacky Science” school assembly information emailed to you instantly!
“The program was excellent! The content of Cris’ program was relevant to issues students deal with daily. They loved it!”
Dixie Cliugh, Teacher
Pleasant Township School
“Thank you for your dynamic, funny, and entertaining program through the magician’s lens. Our students came away with your powerful message and were thoroughly entertained in the process.”
Maureen Alaimo, Principal
Merritt Memorial School
Cresskill, New Jersey
“The way that Cris relates to kids is simply unbelievable! I’ve never seen anyone do a better job during an assembly. He was FANTASTIC!”
Mrs. Morgan, Teacher
Colorado Springs, Colorado
“The students, without a doubt, were mesmerized by his talents! We highly recommend this fascinating program to all schools.”
Deborah Guest, School Counselor
“Cris was fabulous! He had the students glued to him the entire time and even had the adults laughing. The students completely understood the important message and went home telling their parents the messages…”
Alexandra Wahlert, Teacher
Andrew Muller Primary School
Miller Place, NY
“Mr. Johnson visited our K-6 school at Samson Elementary and did three programs for our school. All comments from teachers and students were great! We are already planning to have him back at the beginning of the next school year. His presentations are tasteful and age-appropriate. I would recommend him to any school!”
Donna Kirkpatrick, Principal
“We loved your Wacky Science Show! You educate and entertain the audience with humor and enthusiasm. Your whimsy cracks me up, and you have such a great rapport with the audience. I will probably contact you for another show before the year is up.”
Thanks for an excellent show!
Susan SlaterChildren’s Librarian
Warren Public Library
“Thank you again for providing a wonderful science program for our school. Students and teachers alike enjoyed the science information along with the audience engaging activities. You have inspired our students to make science fun, always to ask questions and take time to figure out the answer! We look forward to you visiting our school in the future!”
Jeremiah J. Bull, Principal
Tracy Elementary School
“Cris Johnson did a good job of engaging the audience. All of the students were really excited about the various scientific experiments. He included a lot of detailed scientific information, but presented the information in such a manner that it was understandable for all students. He also did a good job of managing the crowd and bringing the kids back when they started to get over excited to ensure they were still paying attention.”
Chelsea Nohle, Administrative Assistant
Sackets Harbor Central School
Sackets Harbor, NY
Warren Public Library
A super huge thank you for delivering an amazing assembly to the 3rd and 4th grade students at Wayne Elementary School. Your assembly was the perfect kick start to motivating our students to participate in their upcoming science fair. Your “Wacky Science” performance was exactly what I was hoping for! In looking around the auditorium during your performance, all eyes were on you, kids were excited, and each and every one of them were engaged. Your assembly was educational, animated, and so much fun! We will be looking to have you back next year!
Diane DiGravio, Science Teacher/Parent/PTO Volunteer
Ontario Elementary School
“The show was awesome! The kids were engaged and learned so much science related content. The 4th grade teachers were so excited to see all of the science vocabulary that was used.”
Tiffany Carpenter, Media Specialist
Palermo Elementary School
“We loved your program! It was such a pleasure to have you and the kids loved it. I’ve only heard wonderful reviews from teachers. many many thanks.”
TEAM Academy Charter School
“Every student and even every teacher were engaged in The Wacky Science Show! It was a perfect combination of humorous grabbing entertainment and knowledgable interesting science experiments. All of the experiments were appropriate and simple for the students to watch and understand. Our school has a large ENL (English as a New Language) population, and the scientific language that was used was supported by visuals or examples with an experiment. Students got to participate in their seats as well as on stage, making everyone feel like an included scientist. Cris was also very entertaining and patient. This will be a great assembly to have at our school again!”
Rachel Melnick, Teacher
“We loved his presentation!! It was high energy and extremely engaging! The fast-pace kept all the students on their toes! The music added excitement that drew their attention in even further! I love how many student volunteers he chose because that made the students want to participate!!! I especially love how he asked the students to return to their classrooms quietly so that he would be invited back again! ? I cannot wait to look into his other show topics so that we can book again!”
Cara O’Hop, 4th grade teacher
Pittston Area Intermediate Center
“I was excited to see how highly engaged my students were throughout the “Wacky Science” show by Cris Johnson. His assembly was both educational and fun for our kids! I liked how much he involved the kids. We look forward to Cris returning to Niagara Street next year.”
Rocco Merino, Principal
Niagara Street Elementary School
Niagara Falls City School District