I loved your Bubble Show and so did the New Entrant children at Gladstone. Thanks so much for your sense of humour. (It was as much fun on an adult level laughing at your jokes as it was for the kids watching the bubbles!) You are both completely mad scientists and your show was inspirational, motivating and above all, lots of fun :o)
Abby Hunt, Teacher, Gladstone Primary School, Auckland
Thanks for any other fantastic visit. Staff and students thoroughly enjoyed watching and learning. It has been great to hear students talking about why they think things happen and applying knowledge about gravity that they learnt from your spinning wheel. Your visits always leave the kids buzzing and give them a real excitement and positive view towards science. Thanks again.
Cathy Middleton, Teacher, Arthur Miller School, Napier
What a great day, both the staff and kids loved the show and the in service. We really liked the simplicity of the activities. Several teachers were demonstrating their new prowess at home last night and there was a lot of discussion about it today. Two teachers are very keen to do more regular and fun science. Thanks for a great day. We like your style as you are very much like us...laid back, relaxed but you have a straight up and down approach.
Wayne Bainbridge, Principal, Matipo Primary School, Auckland
'Totally Awesome’, say both the kids and staff after another laugh out loud, fascinating show – they don’t even realise they are learning. Thanks for an awesome time!
Kristina Ineson, OSCAR / Recreation Manager, YMCA North Shore
You motivated myself to plan and teach my class that learning science is fun and exciting. Also Science is everywhere in our day to day living.
Del Bailey, Teacher, Konini Primary, West Auckland
The whole day was awesome so practical and full of interest for our whole school. Great linkage to the science curriculum. Their sheer enthusiasm gave the staff a new love for the practical side of science.
Kent Wilson, Principal, Westminster Christian School, North Shore Auckland
The bubbles session was interactive and fun! We loved the repetition and humour. The kids will never forget mixtures and it made science real - it aligns well with the nature of science focus in the revised curriculum. A great experience that is a cost effective alternative with no travel costs- great thanks!
Angela Smith, Principal, Mauku School, Pukekohe
Using the story context made strong connections for the children. They seemed to grasp the concepts of forces and friction far better when explained in a story format (Billy Goats Gruff). The experience stimulated discussion and has led to further hands on activities involving forces and motion. Thank you for visiting our school. I wasn't really sure how you could teach science to a large group without having them use materials and experiment for themselves, however you engaged the children and involved them, explaining concepts clearly.
Mel Poynter Kaiapoi North School, Christchurch
Our children really enjoyed this science experience, it was a wonderful interactive presentation which all our children were thoroughly enthralled with. They spoke about what they observed that morning, all day and the next day too! It was wonderful to see our children learn strategies for active investigation, thinking and reasoning. Thanks Alan and Emily it was a wonderful presentation for all our children under 2's and over 2's alike.
Tina Packwood, Supervisor at Frog Puddles Childcare Centre, Auckland
We found Science in a Van fantastic, it was presented in a manner that adults and children could understand plus the humour made the time go so fast. This was worth the small amount that we were charged and it got the teachers invigorated for learning more.
Diane Hutchinson, John Street Preschool - Blenheim