Students 2nd through 6th grade from Conger, Pelican and Roosevelt Elementary were able to visit the Ross Ragland Theater last Wednesday. Where Professor Smart, Dr. Knowitall and the Let's Go Science Show to entertain and educate science principals.
According to rrtheater.org - The Let's Go Science Show is a wacky look at "how things work." The fun-filled production teaches physics concepts through theatrically based experiments and demonstrations. The show included plenty of audience participation from both students and teachers.
Professor Smart is performed by Todd Victor, a physical comedian and juggler. Victor has carefully studied the scientific concepts in the shows and with the help of teachers and scientists.
Students had a great time interacting with Professor Smart. Before the show and while waiting for a school that was running late. Professor Smart, came out with a helium filled balloon in the shape of a flying saucer and entertained the kids pre-show.
Once the show got started Professor Smart did not disappoint the students. During the Let's Go Science Show Professor Smart and Dr. Knowitall educated:
- States of Matter
- Sir Isaac Newton and Gravity
- Gravity and Air Resistance
- Air Pressure and Propulsion
- Wings and Life and Scientific Method
- Fun with Gyroscopic Properties
- Levers, Fulcrums and Math Skills
- Gyroscopic Properties
- Van der Graff Generator & Static Electricity
- Head Shrinking Optical Illusion
Student shows known at the Ross Ragland Theater as the Young Audience Program are not new for the theater. They have been educating and entertaining tens of thousands of students over the years.
The theater brings in professional touring groups and individuals for school day performances up to six times per year. Performances range in variety from interactive science, like the Let's Go Science Show to spectacle shows with exotic acrobats and a large range of musical theater performances.
So far this year students have been entertained by the Villalobos Brothers, History Alive: Thomas Edison, and the John Walsh Band. Upcoming shows include Treasure Island, Nugget and Fang, Henry & Mudge, and Clack Clack Moo.
For more information on Professor Smart and the Let's Go Science Show and to see where they are appearing next, visit http://www.letsgoscienceshow.com.
For more information on the RRT Young Audience Program visit http://www.rrtheater.org/learn/matinees