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Doodle Bots

A Doodle Bot is a motorized contraption that moves in unusual ways and draws on its own by leaving a mark to trace its path. It is made from simple materials and is set in motion by a vibrating offset motor that causes it to bounce, spin, bump, and move. Each student makes their own […]

Breaking: The Laws of Physics

Ready to learn Physics in a brand new way? This high-powered assembly program teaches states of matter (solid, liquid, and gas) through breakdancing, with the energy, enthusiasm, and unique educational approach that only Hip Hop Fundamentals can bring! Dancing molecules, interactive “experiments,” and genuine fun come together to provide students with a science experience they’ll […]

Interactive Murals

Students and staff work together to create an interactive mural inspired by a theme or curriculum. Students learn about the history of murals, collect detailed reference materials, and research ideas for the mural. They then develop and transfer sketches onto Masonite panels, using a mix of traditional and contemporary methods. Through teamwork, they bring the […]

Origami

In this popular workshop, students gain hands-on experience doing origami, the Japanese art of paper folding that is currently practiced in many Asian countries. As they move through making three different age-appropriate origami models, students learn how to make common folds, and how to interpret both visual and oral instructions. Students also learn some of […]

Exposures: Old and New School Photography

In this interactive workshop with Erik James Montgomery, students create unique images and explore the myriad possible approaches to this expressive art form. Depending on the length of the residency, the students will explore the following: photo literacy, pin-hole cameras, darkroom printing, digital photo editing, photograms, self-esteem via self-portraits, and much more! All cameras and […]

Earth Days, the Water Cycle

Using the format of Box of Light’s humorous theatrical science shows, this program looks at water as a molecule. Students explore the way water transforms, moves, carries good things and bad, and basically sustains all life on earth. The performance is dripping with audience participation and student helpers become Knights and Ladies of the Aquifer […]

ZAP! Electricity

Box of Light brings their one-of-a-kind teaching artistry to this powerful presentation! It’s a hair-raising look at electrons, currents, conductors, and insulators. Every demonstration uses children from the audience and every concept demonstrated builds upon the one before. ZAP! is fun, fast, and absolutely shocking!

Sciencetellers: Super Heroes

Join Sciencetellers an adventure about six inquisitive students and the quirky teachers who make their school truly SUPER! Students and teachers help conduct exciting experiments that explore the concepts of surface tension, physical vs. chemical changes, air pressure, inertia, scientific variables, and more. Get ready to experience the powerful fusion of science and storytelling! Program content […]

Burble, Fizz, Kaboom!

In Box of Light’s playful performance Burble, Fizz, Kaboom, Rand Whipple combines chemical reactions, solutions, molecules, and phase changes with a great sense of humor, and is presented with a lot of help from the audience. Students help make liquid lasagna, shatter a marshmallow, and learn what scientists want more than anything else in the […]

Kinetic Circus

Be amazed as the kinetic circus performs epic feats of strength, agility, and balance! Inspired by Alexander Calder’s famous Circus, students make mechanical characters from found materials such as wire, wood, corks, and springs. Through an intensive, hands-on process, students learn how simple machines (cranks, pulleys, and wheels) transform and magnify energy to enable human […]

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