The Science in a Van roadshow experience provides you and your students with a fun, interactive and memorable way to see, teach and engage with science.
Science in a Van has an in-depth knowledge of their subject, the skill and experience to adapt to the needs and learning levels of your students. Every experience has been developed with the latest New Zealand Curriculum guidelines in mind, there is a package to suit every school budget and it is low cost per student.
We have loads of loud and impressive science stunts that will get your school fired up about science. They always involve volunteers from the crowd and leave everyone wanting more.
Perfect to kick start the day!
Years 0-8, 20 minutes, no limit on size
Together they get hands-on with four different experiments. Everyone will discover how easy it is to get the Physical and Material World strands into the classroom and will leave this session with the confidence and skills to facilitate the same experience with their own students.
Maximum 60 Teachers, 60 minutes
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 word ‘force’ and understand the effect of pulling and pushing a stationary object.
Suitable for Years 0-4, 30 minutes
How do things move? What keeps us ‘grounded’? Why do some things move faster than others?
During this interactive show your students will learn what Newton’s three laws of motion are all about and then apply that knowledge to enable Space Chick Steve to fly across the room! This show will answer all your how, what and whys about forces and inspire your students to generate even more questions about forces!
Suitable for Years 4-10, 45 minutes
Bubbles are a fantastic tool to learn about some fundamental scientific ideas. 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!
Suitable for Years 0-4, 45 minutes
Suitable for Years 5-8, 45 minutes
If you want something that your students will remember forever, this show is for you! At -196 degrees Celsius liquid nitrogen is the coldest material you'll ever see. We focus on observations relating to the changes that occur when materials get super cold as they come into contact with this unique material.
Suitable for all ages! Lasts approximately 45 minutes to an hour
Please note this session can only be performed up to twice per day. There is an additional charge of $150.00 when booked as part of the Ultimate and Half-Day Packages.