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! Program options: In-person Please fill out this inquiry form or call 866-500-9265 for more […]

Burble, Fizz, Kaboom!

In this playful performance, Rand Whipple combines chemical reactions, solutions, molecules, and phase changes with a great sense of humor, and with a lot of help from the audience!  This program is a fun and informative introduction to science that gets students actively involved in the basics of chemistry while creating a good clean mess! […]

Spirals in Nature: Fibonacci and Beyond

This workshop will focus on spiral forms found in the natural world. Examples of this expanding growth form will show its beauty, efficiency, and mathematical sequence such as the Fibonacci. Students will observe, sketch and draw from natural specimens including chambered nautilus, sunflowers, pinecones, fingerprints, the human ear, galaxies, etc. Creative projects include printmaking using […]

Junk Jam: The Multi-Day Experience

Students experience making music with found objects and create their own found-object instrument they can keep. Long-term residencies (10 days or more) also include a student performance on the instruments they make or the creation of larger, communal “junk jam stations” that can stay behind at the school. 2 class limit (up to 90 minutes […]

Branching Patterns in Nature

Branching patterns can be found throughout the natural world- from leaf veins and root systems, to coral, mineral dendrites, and a single brain neuron. This workshop will focus on these beautiful, efficient and energy-transmitting forms. Participants will observe and sketch from specimens, then create a wire tree sculpture incorporating a math and division process that […]

Silkscreen a Scene

Students learn simple silkscreen printmaking as they create a collaborative piece based on  the silhouettes of  plants, animals, and shapes. This workshop offers many possibilities and options depending on how many days are available. A one-day workshop allows participants to print screens on a collaborative piece such as a banner, mural, scroll, wall, or t-shirts/costumes. […]

The Amazing Junk Jam

Are you ready to jam? Environmental sustainability and social responsibility take center stage in The Junk Jam Band’s high-energy educational program featuring found objects and homemade instruments. Everyone gets involved, as students create and layer sounds, using looping technology to create songs. Learning that junk can be used in so many ways has never been […]

The Art of Invention

Are your students inventive? Through hands-on engineering with simple materials, Molly Gaston Johnson helps students explore cause and effect in artistic sculptures, simple machines, and elegant design. Problem-solving in teams, competitive challenges, and the consequences of economics add to the excitement, along with introductions to Ancient Rome, Leonardo da Vinci, and the ever-popular idea that “form […]