Science Theatre

Simple Machines

Forces are pushing and pulling against all objects all the time. Students will explore the effects of gravitational forces, as well as Newton’s Laws of Motion. Experiments illustrate each principle with students defying gravity, shooting rockets and cannons, racing objects of differing masses, as well as predicting and observing results of friction. During the presentation, students will:

1) investigate and describe gravity as a force dependent on the mass of an object
2) predict and explore the effect of gravity on objects of dissimilar mass
3) define and experiment with Newton’s three laws of motion
4) predict and observe outcomes of motion experiments.

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.