Artist: Franklin Institute- Traveling Science Show

Sound, Music, & Math
Program Description: Explore how vibrations produce waves in air, and how those waves are related to our sense of hearing. Discover the science behind the making of music, because the scientific principles that allow us to craft sound into art can be as beautiful as the music itself. Science concepts: vibration, waves, pitch, and ratios
Length of Program: 45 minutes
Maximum Number of Participants: 250
Venue Requirements: Best performed in drier weather.
Cost: $275
Light and Color
Program Description: What is light and where does it come from? We’ll show you and explain its many properties using a laser and a 1000-watt light bulb. Light is bounced, separated into different colors, and recombined to make white light. Ultraviolet light is used to make fluorescent objects (and members of the audience) glow in the dark.
Length of Program: 45 minutes
Maximum Number of Participants: can accommodate up to 250 people
Venue Requirements: Requires an extremely dark room.
Cost: $275
Build It Up!
Program Description: Huff and puff! Can you blow the house down? Explore the story of The Three Little Pigs from a new point of view, and predict which building materials are the strongest. Then, work together to build some structures and test them with the mighty Wolf 3000! *This event is best for Pre-K students*
Length of Program: 45 minutes
Maximum Number of Participants: 30
Venue Requirements: Requires a high ceiling. The experience is best completed indoors.
Cost: $275
Electricity
Program Description: Your students’ hair will stand on end as we unravel the mysteries of electricity. Explore static and current electricity. Watch as electricity travels through the air to power fluorescent light bulbs—turning students into a human “circuit.” Science concepts: static and current electricity, electrons, and magnetism
Length of Program: 45 minutes
Maximum Number of Participants: 250
Venue Requirements: Best performed in drier weather.
Cost: $275
Motion and Machines
Program Description: Roll, slide, and spin! Investigate the basic physics of motion in this interactive show. We’ll use rubber balls, bricks, and wooden blocks to introduce and understand Newton’s Laws of Motion. Then, witness these laws in action in a lever, pulley, and student-driven hover car. Science concepts: Newton’s Laws of Motion, simple machines, friction
Length of Program: 45 minutes
Maximum Number of Participants: 250
Venue Requirements: Requires a raised platform or stage.
Cost: $275
Life In Space
Program Description: The show begins with a bang as a rocket launches your students into space! Once there, students enter “astronaut training” to explore the challenges of living and working in space. Students will marvel as one of their classmates gets “pressurized” for the grand finale. Science concepts: gravity, orbit, action/reaction, air pressure
Length of Program: 45 minutes
Maximum Number of Participants: 250
Venue Requirements: N/A
Cost: $275
Flight
Program Description: Explore the exciting history of flight From Leonardo da Vinci to the space shuttle. Investigate the Bernoulli principle, and learn how airplane wings provide lift. Mechanical birds, hot air balloons, gliders, and even a rocket launch are used to demonstrate the forces of flight. Science concepts: air pressure, forces of flight, aviation history
Length of Program: 45 minutes
Maximum Number of Participants: 250
Venue Requirements: Requires a high ceiling. The experience is best completed indoors.
Cost: $275
Chemistry
Program Description: Kaboom! The Chemistry show explores everything from everyday chemistry to the chemical “detective” work performed by laboratory scientists. Science Concepts: physical/chemical changes, acids and bases, polymers, combustion
Length of Program: 45 minutes
Maximum Number of Participants: 250
Venue Requirements: N/A
Cost: $275
Hot and Cold
Program Description: Turn your students into molecules as we explore the three states of matter and challenge students’ ideas about what is hot and what is cold. Make balloons shrink, bubbles freeze, and a rubber ball shatter by using liquid nitrogen (N2). Science concepts: states of matter, molecules, temperature
Length of Program: 45 minutes
Maximum Number of Participants: 250
Venue Requirements: N/A
Cost: $275
The Human Body
Program Description: Come with us on a wild journey through The Human Body. Discover how nutrients in the food we eat are converted into the energy that keeps us on the move. We’ll learn how our muscles work, and what our blood actually accomplishes as it flows through our veins and arteries. Plus, there will be a special tribute to that duo that protects us from illnesses: skin and mucous! Science concepts: body systems, digestion, circulation, and immune response
Length of Program: 45 minutes
Maximum Number of Participants: 250
Venue Requirements: N/A
Cost: $275
How To Build A Storm
Program Description: Lightning, twisters and hail—oh my! This dynamic show reveals the science of weather—to the extreme. Where does our weather come from, and what factors make it a sunny day or a blustery one? We’ll make a cloud, explore thunder and lightning, and even create snow. We promise a stormy ending to this show as we demonstrate the power of a tornado! Science concepts: water cycle, thermodynamics, air masses, and fronts
Length of Program: 45 minutes
Maximum Number of Participants: 250
Venue Requirements: N/A
Cost: $275
The Energy Show
Program Description: What is energy, and how is it used to power everything from power plants to your body? We’ll demonstrate how different kinds of energy can be transformed from one to another including kinetic, thermal, electrical, chemical, potential, and stored. The dynamic, interactive demonstrations will have you on the edge of your seat! Science concepts: transformation of energy, thermodynamics, law of conservation
Length of Program: 45 minutes
Maximum Number of Participants: 250
Venue Requirements: N/A
Cost: $275
Bio:

The 11 Traveling Science shows are designed to involve students in grades K–8 in discovering new aspects of science.