Science Theatre

It’s Not Magic, It’s Science

When phenomena are not understood, they often seem like magic. However, once the underlying concept is explained, students realize that it isn’t magic after all. It’s science! In this presentation, children will look at simple tricks and figure out how these illusions use science to trick the audience. The show begins with disappearing water and paper tricks, sleight of hand and optical illusions, and moves into science experiments using real laboratory equipment. Throughout this highly interactive 45 minute program, students will use all five senses as a part of the following curriculum alignments:

  • participate in and observe laboratory experiments develop
  • hypotheses to predict the outcome of experiments
  • suggest ways to test ideas
  • learn about safe handling of very hot, very cold and dangerous materials
  • understand the expansion and contraction of materials when heated or cooled
  • explore principles of the forces of motion and gravity
  • observe changes in states of matter and chemical changes
  • discuss jobs using science
  • discover that everyone can be a scientist
Presentation Information
  • Designed for students in upper elementary
  • Science Theaters are aligned with the Tennessee, Georgia and Next Generation Science Standards
  • Science Theater programs last 45 minutes
  • The Science Theater seats 130 people
  • All groups must be accompanied by a parent, teacher or adult leader
Pricing Structure
  • $5 per student for groups of 30 or more
  • One adult for every 5 students receives free admission
  • Additional adults are $7.75 per person
  • Individual admissions not covered by the group check must pay full admission

To book a Science Theater, please call Sheila at (423) 648-6040 or Amber at (423) 648-6045. Please make reservations 2-3 weeks in advance. In the event you cancel a confirmed program within one week of the reservation, you will be invoices for half of the amount of your group's original reservation.