Finding high-quality science school assembly programs that captivate AND educate students is no easy task.
Making the problem even more challenging is the idea of presenting such a school assembly program…virtually.
Here’s where it gets really bad: in response to COVID-19, many school assembly presenters hastily tried to take their existing assemblies and convert them to a virtual format, with a flashy demo video to present their patched together program in a positive light.
In many cases, the results have been embarrassing. Kids spend enough time on their screens and there is so much free content online that a virtual school assembly program has to be able to surpass all of that free stuff…and be interactive.
What if there was an assembly program that used the virtual setting to its advantage?
I’m Cris Johnson, and for years I’ve presented my funny and educational “Wacky Science Show” to hundreds of schools so I’m no stranger to presenting interactive fun science shows in elementary schools.
With COVID-19 changing the game when it comes to science school assemblies, I decided I was NOT going to merely change “Wacky Science” to a virtual program. Instead, I spent months developing a brand-new science show that turns the virtual format into a HUGE advantage!
Introducing: “The Virtual Superhero Science Show!” This assembly is superior version of a virtual assembly program in that it utilizes the format to do things that could NEVER be done during an in-person assembly program!
“The Virtual Superhero Science Show” will captivate, educate, and entertain your students in THREE different ways:
1. There will be exercises & experiments that EVERY student watching can actually do…live, during the show!
These experiments are simple, yet amazing, and the only “prop” needed is one piece of paper!
2. This assembly features amazing, interactive, and fun experiments that can be done live by a few volunteers in every classroom watching!
If your teachers choose to use these experiments live during the show, I’ll walk everyone through the experiments as the assembly unfolds! In addition, I’ll provide your school with a list of materials to make doing the experiments live during the assembly SUPER easy! I carefully selected these experiments because they use materials which are incredibly cheap and don’t require visits to expensive websites or costly chemical supply houses!
3. Incredibly fun OUTDOOR sensational experiments!
Most of these experiments are too messy and involved for a live in-person assembly so I went to the trouble of having these segments pre-produced ahead of time and will run during specific times during the virtual assembly.
The experiments I selected for the pre-recorded, outdoors portions of the show are messy yet fun, educational yet safe, so students can easily replicate these experiments at home with adult supervision…extending the value of this program far beyond just the in-school running time!
The entire school assembly is wrapped around the idea of using science to help students recreate or in some fashion simulate superhero powers! Superhero popularity is at an all-time high with the popularity of the Marvel Cinematic Universe and other such movies. It’s a great way to get students interested in science!
Check out just a few of the superhero-themed experiments during “The Virtual Superhero Science Show:”
All of these experiments use sound, safe scientific principles to simulate these feats and include:
Each of the principles are explained in ways kids can understand…all with a fast, upbeat pace to keep the attention level of your students high!
REST ASSURED: THIS IS AN ACTUAL SCIENCE SHOW!! One thing I promised myself is that I would never do a magic show with science concepts attached to it. Why? Magic seems to violate scientific principles, so doing a magic trick where someone floats in the air and then trying to explain the concept of gravity would only confuse students and negate the entire point of the assembly, which is getting kids excited about science! While a lot of my assembly programs do feature magic, this is not one of them.
While this virtual school assembly program was created in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, it was first and foremost designed to take advantage of the virtual format and do things with it that simply could not be done in a live in-person assembly program.
This means you are getting an assembly program that can not only inspire, educate, and entertain your students, but demonstrate to them that with every problem is a potential solution.
“The Virtual Superhero Science Show” is a STEM school assembly that can be a highlight of your school year and a program that your students and faculty will love, especially during these challenging times!
Call me at (716) 940-8963 (that’s my cell phone) or fill out the Contact Form above to get more “The Virtual Superhero Science Show” school assembly information, fees, and multi-school discounts emailed to you instantly!
“The program was excellent! The content of Cris’ program was relevant to issues students deal with daily. They loved it!”
Dixie Cliugh, Teacher
Pleasant Township School
“Thank you for your dynamic, funny, and entertaining program through the magician’s lens. Our students came away with your powerful message and were thoroughly entertained in the process.”
Maureen Alaimo, Principal
Merritt Memorial School
Cresskill, New Jersey
“The way that Cris relates to kids is simply unbelievable! I’ve never seen anyone do a better job during an assembly. He was FANTASTIC!”
Mrs. Morgan, Teacher
Colorado Springs, Colorado
“The students, without a doubt, were mesmerized by his talents! We highly recommend this fascinating program to all schools.”
Deborah Guest, School Counselor
“Cris was fabulous! He had the students glued to him the entire time and even had the adults laughing. The students completely understood the important message and went home telling their parents the messages…”
Alexandra Wahlert, Teacher
Andrew Muller Primary School
Miller Place, NY
“Mr. Johnson visited our K-6 school at Samson Elementary and did three programs for our school. All comments from teachers and students were great! We are already planning to have him back at the beginning of the next school year. His presentations are tasteful and age-appropriate. I would recommend him to any school!”
Donna Kirkpatrick, Principal
“We loved your Wacky Science Show! You educate and entertain the audience with humor and enthusiasm. Your whimsy cracks me up, and you have such a great rapport with the audience. I will probably contact you for another show before the year is up.”
Thanks for an excellent show!
Susan SlaterChildren’s Librarian
Warren Public Library
“Thank you again for providing a wonderful science program for our school. Students and teachers alike enjoyed the science information along with the audience engaging activities. You have inspired our students to make science fun, always to ask questions and take time to figure out the answer! We look forward to you visiting our school in the future!”
Jeremiah J. Bull, Principal
Tracy Elementary School
“Cris Johnson did a good job of engaging the audience. All of the students were really excited about the various scientific experiments. He included a lot of detailed scientific information, but presented the information in such a manner that it was understandable for all students. He also did a good job of managing the crowd and bringing the kids back when they started to get over excited to ensure they were still paying attention.”
Chelsea Nohle, Administrative Assistant
Sackets Harbor Central School
Sackets Harbor, NY
Warren Public Library
A super huge thank you for delivering an amazing assembly to the 3rd and 4th grade students at Wayne Elementary School. Your assembly was the perfect kick start to motivating our students to participate in their upcoming science fair. Your “Wacky Science” performance was exactly what I was hoping for! In looking around the auditorium during your performance, all eyes were on you, kids were excited, and each and every one of them were engaged. Your assembly was educational, animated, and so much fun! We will be looking to have you back next year!
Diane DiGravio, Science Teacher/Parent/PTO Volunteer
Ontario Elementary School
“The show was awesome! The kids were engaged and learned so much science related content. The 4th grade teachers were so excited to see all of the science vocabulary that was used.”
Tiffany Carpenter, Media Specialist
Palermo Elementary School
“We loved your program! It was such a pleasure to have you and the kids loved it. I’ve only heard wonderful reviews from teachers. many many thanks.”
TEAM Academy Charter School
“Every student and even every teacher were engaged in The Wacky Science Show! It was a perfect combination of humorous grabbing entertainment and knowledgable interesting science experiments. All of the experiments were appropriate and simple for the students to watch and understand. Our school has a large ENL (English as a New Language) population, and the scientific language that was used was supported by visuals or examples with an experiment. Students got to participate in their seats as well as on stage, making everyone feel like an included scientist. Cris was also very entertaining and patient. This will be a great assembly to have at our school again!”
Rachel Melnick, Teacher
“We loved his presentation!! It was high energy and extremely engaging! The fast-pace kept all the students on their toes! The music added excitement that drew their attention in even further! I love how many student volunteers he chose because that made the students want to participate!!! I especially love how he asked the students to return to their classrooms quietly so that he would be invited back again! 😊 I cannot wait to look into his other show topics so that we can book again!”
Cara O’Hop, 4th grade teacher
Pittston Area Intermediate Center
“I was excited to see how highly engaged my students were throughout the “Wacky Science” show by Cris Johnson. His assembly was both educational and fun for our kids! I liked how much he involved the kids. We look forward to Cris returning to Niagara Street next year.”
Rocco Merino, Principal
Niagara Street Elementary School
Niagara Falls City School District
“Cris just finished his show. I want to tell you how absolutely incredible he was! He kept every single student and staff member engaged for the entire 45 minute period. His presentation was perfect for our students. They were amazed, shocked, eager, and all left interested in learning more about science. Thank you so much for gifting us this show! Thank you thank you thank you! I would not hesitate to have Cris back for any other shows he offers.”
Rachel Adelstein, Principal
Fort Montgomery Elementary School
Fort Montgomery, NY