Festival Shows

Many of our primary and secondary school shows can be adapted for festival environments. Big or small, we’ve done it all. We offer the following on stage shows:


Science Busking

Our wonderfully skilled presenters use simple science tricks to engage and excite small groups of people as they move throughout a festival venue, contributing hugely to the buzz of the festival or event. Science busking can work almost anywhere and provide great publicity for your event.

What’s Going On In His Head?

In January 2011 one of our presenters, James Piercy, suffered brain damage as the result of a car accident. Two years on, he has developed a new show for festivals, where he discusses his experiences and what scientists now know about how the brain works, and what exactly is brain damage.

Cartoon Science
Does Gravity only work when you look down? What shape will you leave behind if you run into a solid wall? And are bananas really that slippery? We look at the scientific laws found in cartoons and see if they apply to us in the real world.

Science Sleuths

Explore the science and technology used by crime-fighting sleuths, and solve a crime live in this exciting interactive show! The culprit might be closer than you think!


Wendy with headphonesMusic to your Ears

How do we make sounds, record sounds and see sounds? This fun show explores the basics of sound and noise, and how we can use technology to bring a new dimension to music!

Bloodhound Super Sonic Car

The mission: to build a car capable of travelling at over 1000mph and inspire the next generation of scientists and engineers. What are the challenges in building a vehicle that travels faster then a speeding bullet?

Sound at the Extremes

Why do men have lower voices than women? What is the worst sound in the world? Can a whale kill a fish using only a bubble?  Join us as we journey from one extreme to the other, from high sounds to low sounds, loud to quiet, nice to nasty!

Who wants to be a superhero?

Just what exactly do scientists and engineers do?  How do planes fly?  How can we see through the dust in space?  How do engineers make playgrounds safer to play in?  How are they saving the planet.

It’s Only Water!… Or is it?

It’s Only Water!… Or is it? is an exciting, interactive science show that explores all the amazing properties of water. The show will be brought to you in the form of a trick and quiz show that involves students and teachers.

giant bubble childBubbles and Balloons

We explore the best bits about bubbles and balloons.  From blowing them up to bursting them; discover all the amazing things you can do in between. Can you catch a bubble? Make it last for ever or make it square? Can you stick a pin in a balloon or turn it into a helicopter?

Science of Sport

This exciting and interactive show uses lots of audience involvement to make you think about sport as you never have before. Be prepared to limber up and join in for this show with lots of audience interaction.

Video rotation projectedVisualise
Prepare to be amazed as two techno-clowns present an altogether different kind of science class. Using everyday objects, physical theatre, projected images, music and live demonstrations, the smallest change in perspective can create a mysterious canvas of sound, visuals and image.

What people say about us

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    • “Zoe was very pleasant, enthusiastic and engaged the children throughout each show. A very enjoyable day, everyone commented on Zoe’s enthusiasm”
      Uplands Junior School
    • “Both the staff and pupils thoroughly enjoyed watching the shows and taking part; it was a very welcome addition to our Science Day which provided and opportunity to present science to the children in an exciting way.”
      Thomas Jolyffe Primary School
    • “We had around 2700 visitors. 98% of visitors rated the event as ‘excellent’ or ‘good’. Your session was also named by a number of guests as their ‘highlight’ of the festival”
      J. Heaton-Marriott, Lancashire Science Festival
    • “David was very clever, funny and kept the children engaged.”
      Cross Gates Primary School
    • ‘science made simple have always been a pleasure to work with – not only when they’re presenting amazing science shows for our family audiences, but through training our own staff on their journey to becoming excellent science communicators.’
      Liz Smallman, Head of Learning , Eureka
    • “The students loved every minute of it.  The shows were incredibly well put together, resourced and performed and it is a testament to Zoë for the hard work she puts into the prep work and the performance on the day”
      Sevenoaks School
    • “The show was organised, professional and creative. Many thanks for your hard work and commitment.”
      J. Ford, Barry Comprehensive
    • “You had an attentive and appreciative audience, quite an achievement when you consider that there were eight hundred 14-16 year olds in the auditorium”
      R. Newby, The Training Partnership
    • “We would like to thank you for a fantastic morning of science. We like the way you included us in your presentation and experiments and gave us an insight in science throughout our life”
      Students at Carshalton High School for Girls
    • “There is no doubt at all that you made a big impact on the pupils, on the parents and indeed on all those who were privileged to be present”
      R. Court, Birkdale School, Sheffield
    • “It was an amazing experience, and all the experiments were informative and exciting. It is an event we will never forget”
      Year 7 Student, Stanchester Academy
    • “We all thoroughly enjoyed the two different shows that you put on for us! The children were all talk about them the following day! The teachers were too!”
      Mary Mother of Hope School, Dublin
    • “Your contribution has drawn extremely positive comments from all sections of the school community – pupils and staff, parents, governors and others”
      K. Geary, Marlwood School, Bristol
    • “Loved how much the children were involved, and the enthusiasm of Zoë – amazing”
      Thomas’s Clapham, London
    • “This was the best show. Amazing story! Heartfelt, emotional but furthermore very informative and I found a lot out!”
      Visitor, Lancashire Science Festival