Hair-raising. Shocking. Hot. Cool. Faster than a speeding bullet!

During our auditorium live stage shows, volunteers from the audience will join our presenters on stage to demonstrate the workings of numerous scientific principles utilizing Van de Graaff generators, electromagnets, step-down transformers, Tesla coils, liquid nitrogen, fire, lasers and more!

All programs are 50 minutes in duration and can accommodate up to 175 students at the Perot Museum, or up to 250 students at your school, available now.

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Electric Theater

Students will explore the world of electricity and magnetism through this highly interactive auditorium show with educator-led demonstrations supported by audience volunteers. This program offers a broad range of content for all age groups, with topics including: what is electricity, static electricity using a Van de Graaff generator, direct and alternating current, electromagnetism, conductors and insulators, plasma, circuits, transformers, Tesla coil, Ohm’s law and Joule’s law.

2nd- 1ab, 2af, 3b, 4a, 6ab
3rd- 1a, 2a, 3ad, 4ab, 6abcd
4th- 1a, 2a, 3ad, 4ab, 6abc
5th- 1a, 2abcdf, 3acd, 4ab, 5a, 6ab
6th- 1a, 2ab, 3ad, 4ab, 6a, 9abc
7th- 1a, 2ab, 3ad, 4ab
8th- 1a, 2abe, 3ad, 4ab, 5ab
High School IPC - 1a, 2abe, 3adef, 4g, 5acdefg, 6abc
High School Physics - 1a, 2abcdef, 3ade, 4d, 5abcdefg

Fire & Ice

This explosively entertaining program teaches about matter in a unique way. In this educator-led auditorium program, students will learn how matter changes when it is heated up using extreme heat or cooled down using liquid nitrogen. Students will explore matter, states of matter, physical and chemical change, the difference between heat and temperature, and the properties of mass, weight and pressure.

2nd – 1ab, 2aef, 3b, 4ab, 5abc, 6a
3rd – 1a, 2af, 3a, 4ab, 5abc, 6a
4th – 1a, 2a, 3a, 4ab, 5ab, 6a
5th – 1a, 2abcdf, 3ad, 4ab, 5abd, 6a
6th – 1a, 2ab, 3ad, 4ab, 5acd, 6a, 9ab
7th – 1a, 2abe, 3ad, 4ab, 5a
8th - 1a, 2abe, 3ad, 4ab, 5a
High School Chemistry – 1ab, 3ef, 4ac, 11ab
High School Physics – 1a, 2ef, 3ade, 6efg
High School IPC – 1a, 4be, 3aef, 5ade, 6ac, 7ab

Super Hero Science

It’s a bird, it’s a plane — no, it’s Super Hero Science! Discover the real science of super heroes with this educator-led interactive auditorium show. Students will explore energy, forces and motion, smart materials, magnetism, levitation, x-ray vision, lasers and properties of light.

2nd – 1ab, 2aef, 3b, 4a, 5abcd, 6abc
3rd – 1a, 2af, 3acd, 4ab, 5abc, 6abc
4th – 1a, 2a, 3ad, 4ab, 5a, 6ad
5th – 1a, 2abcdf, 3ad, 4ab, 5a, 6abcd
6th – 1a, 2ab, 3ad, 4ab, 5abcd, 6a, 8abc, 9abc
7th – 1a, 2ab, 3ad, 4ab
8th – 1a, 2abe, 3ad, 4ab, 5abcdf, 6abc  
High School IPC – 1a, 2abe, 3adef, 4acdeg, 5abdeg, 6ab, 7abc
High School Physics – 1a, 2abcdef, 3ade, 4abcd, 6abcdefg, 7abcde, 8ab
High School Chemistry – 1a, 2abcdeghi, 3adef, 4ac, 6b, 7d, 11ab

Nature's Extremes

Available beginning October 1, 2013 at the Perot Museum only. From the dark ocean depths to the icy arctic, to gigantic dinosaurs and tiny tardigrades, join us for an interactive, educator-led exploration of the adaptations that wildlife in these and other extreme areas have to help them survive.

2nd – 2af, 3bc, 9abc, 10a
3rd – 2a, 3d, 9ab, 10ab
4th – 2a, 3d, 9ab, 10a
5th – 3d, 9ac, 10ab
6th – 2a, 3ad, 12de
7th – 2a, 3ad, 10ab, 11b, 12a
8th – 2a, 3ad, 11abc
High School Biology – 3adf, 7e, 11b, 12abf
High School Environmental Systems – 3adef, 4bh