Primary School Shows

Our shows are live, exciting and interactive and are performed by passionate science-literate presenters who are positive role models for science. 

With a range available aimed at KS1 and KS2, all our shows are purpose-built to support the school curriculum and to advance pupils’ learning objectives.

We present the shows in your school hall, removing the cost and admin work of taking pupils out of school or providing supply cover.

Becky Holmes

Izzy’s Incredible Adventure KS1

Can you help Izzy on her incredible adventure? Along the way discover and explore how transport really works! Can a toaster make a hot air balloon rise? Why do space rockets need explosions? Can you make metal float? Finally meet the ultimate transport for land, water and air – the hovercraft!

 

giant bubble childBubbles and Balloons KS1 OR KS2

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 forever or make it square? Can you

stick a pin in a balloon or turn it into a helicopter?

Music to your Ears KS2

What is sound, and how does sound become music? This fun show explores the basics of sound and noise. It looks at unusual musical instruments and how we can use technology to bring a new dimension to music!

 

Cartoon Science KS2

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.

Becky HolmesWho wants to be a superhero? KS2

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?

 

Becky Holmes presents it's only waterIt’s Only Water!… Or is it? KS2

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.

 

On Your Marks, Get Set… KS2

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.

   

Exploring Mars  KS2 

Join us on a tour of the red planet. We will explore the depths of impact craters, the dizzying heights of the world’s largest volcano and embark on a hunt for water.

                                                                                    

We collect feedback from our primary schools through drawing exercises. You can look at our most recent feedback here.

What people say about us

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    • ‘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
    • “Engineering I thought was to do with machines and I thought it would be a boring job, but now I think I might be one.”
      student age 10
    • “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
    • “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
    • “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
    • “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
    • “Loved how much the children were involved, and the enthusiasm of Zoë – amazing”
      Thomas’s Clapham, London
    • “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
    • “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
    • “This was the best show. Amazing story! Heartfelt, emotional but furthermore very informative and I found a lot out!”
      Visitor, Lancashire Science Festival
    • “The show was organised, professional and creative. Many thanks for your hard work and commitment.”
      J. Ford, Barry Comprehensive
    • “David was very clever, funny and kept the children engaged.”
      Cross Gates Primary School
    • “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
    • “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
    • “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
    • “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