Welcome to "The Amazing Chemistry Show" Virtual Tour

Watch this short 1 min 16 sec video (Required Video) and we will share with you the process of how you can take steps toward bringing this powerful outreach to your school community! In order to move forward on our Virtual Tour, you MUST watch the following videos in their entirety: (1) Welcome (2) One-Hour Show (3) Family Experience (4) Pre-Show Support. Thank you so much for learning more about the Amazing Chemistry Show!

The 1-Hour Show!

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About the 1-Hour Show!

The Amazing Chemistry Show is a 32-foot stage production filled with fire, explosions and foam, all set to music. With audience involvement, laughter and fun, S.T.E.M excitement is clearly communicated using amazing demonstrations. A message of character is communicated through the Amazing Chemistry Show and can easily come along side the specific needs of your event.

The Family Experience!

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The Family Experience is a highly interactive event, allowing families to explore over 150 individual hands-on science experiences at their own pace. This self-directed "Traveling Science Center" allows enriching, inquiry-based interactions to evoke wonder within a powerful context - the family. A typical Family Experience is a 2-3 hour event, located in a large meeting space like a gym or cafeteria, lined with 20, eight-foot tables, each packed with "science stuff" to touch, see and explore. The culmination of the Family Experience brings everyone together for a captivating 1 hour presentation of "Amazing Chemistry Show" stage production. Fire, explosions, foam and fun - for all ages!

Check Out Each Science Project

Ready Set Rocket"We are launching in...3...2...1..." Who wouldn't like to create their own custom rocket and launch it over 200 feet in the air? Chose from over 15 unique rocket designs. Rockets are crafted from printed color-card stock paper, complete with rocket fins and colorfully printed "flames" shooting from the base. Outside, students launch their handmade and personally decorated rockets 200 feet in the sky! The unique launching apparatus is completely safe, staying away from explosions, flame or heat. Students chose the direction and pitch of launch using a telescoping arm for maximizing height or distance...their choice! Students learn about pressure, air, rocket balance, gravity, trajectory, plus so much more. The "Ready, Set, Rocket" experience also includes stomp rockets, rocket balloons and so much more! Similar to every "Amazing Chemistry Show" Hands-On Experience, a seven foot tall brightly colored pull-up tension banner adds to the excitement during building and launching!
show-MicroWorld-01 Be amazed as you explore the world around us in a brand new way - magnified over 200 times! Using a hand-held digital microscope, easily view normally unseen details on a large screen television or projector - live and in real time! Explore an insects eyes, legs and body parts like you have never seen before. Examine the delicate details of the parts of a flower. Examine your fingerprints, hair follicles and even the details of your shirt. Other interesting items include a computer chip, seeds, leaves, and so much more...! Students learn about magnification, microscopes, and magnifying glasses, while exploring everyday items in highly memorable ways. This jaw-dropping experience mesmerizes participants of all ages and gives a new found appreciation of the...Micro World around us! Similar to every Hands-On Experience, a seven foot tall brightly colored pull-up tension banner adds to the excitement and professionalism of exploration.
show-ExtremeElectricity-01 "This is a totally ELECTRIC experience!" Students learn about electrons, conductivity, open and closed circuits, electrical safety, plus so much more. The "Extreme Electricity" experience includes 3 plasma globes, a hand-crank generator, a Van De Graff generator (creating over 400,000 Volts of static electricity) and much more! This hands-on experience will leave your hair stand on end! Let's learn about circuits...in a totally memorable way! Students participate in a "human" electric circuit, where open and closed circuits are as simple as holding and letting go of hands! Totally safe, totally exciting and totally electrifying, this hands-on experience is sure to bring a spark to student learning! Similar to every "Amazing Chemistry Show" Hands-On Experience, a seven foot tall brightly colored pull-up tension banner (shown to the left) adds to the excitement during exploration and electrical investigation!
show-catapult-banner-01Ready...Aim...Fire...! Build your own working catapult with your very own hands! This Hands-On Experience is high on history, high on interaction and high on impact...literally! Students learn the historical details of medieval warfare from an ancient engineering perspective. Explore concepts like speed, acceleration, angular momentum, projectiles and applied sciences. Three historically accurate and intriguing wooden models show how medieval kingdoms utilized technology to launch attack from great distances. Each student will build a working catapult, make a graphically rich castle from card-stock paper and determine the best distance, force required and technique to land a projectile inside the castle walls. This two part learning cycle involves two separate yet equally fun activities. First, students will create a working catapult from a standard design. In the second part of the learning cycle, teams of students will attempt to design and create a launching apparatus and a projectile from a bag of seemingly random items. Design, form, function and teamwork allow for an exciting and memorable open-ended experience!
show-MagnetMainia-01"Science is SO attractive!" Yes... this is Magnet Mania... the most "attractive" of the Amazing Chemistry Show Hand-On Experiences! Students learn about electrons, attractive forces, repulsive forces, poles, charge, plus much more. The "Magnet Mania" experience includes ferro-fluid magnetically attractive liquids, red/blue polar spheres, iron magnetic field location, and so much more! "World's Strongest Magnets" - Neodymium magnets - are sure to drop students' jaws! Wow...those magnets are strong! Students will learn about the amazing phenomenon of "Eddy Currents", using a 1-meter, thick walled copper tube! Similar to every "Amazing Chemistry Show" Hands-On Experience, a seven foot tall brightly colored pull-up tension banner adds to the excitement exploration and magnetic discovery! This hands-on experience captivates students of all ages...ages 3 to 83 years! They say, "Opposites Attract - Likes Repel"; this magnetic experience is sure to "pull" students right in to fun and learning!
Up Up and Away Imagine a 5 foot tall plexi glass tube, 12-inches in diameter. Under the large tube is a high powered fan. Kids build their own unique contraption from a set of random items: pipe cleaners, toothpicks, coffee filters, foam blocks, popsicle sticks, straws, and more. Kids place their creations in the Vortex Wind Tunnel and and they test their new creation. If it flies up and out you are a winner! If their contraption gets stuck, we retrieve it and they go back to the drawing board. This is one epic station!
Taking Flight Students pick from 7 custom paper airplane designs. These graphically rich designs have the folding instructions to create an amazing and unique paper airplane. This is one popular stations at the Family Experience as adults and kids put their folding to the test! While this is the easiest station to set up, it is an absolute hit with families!
Mind Benders This station has 20+ hand crafted puzzles that will put your brain to the test. These custom wooden creations will keep kids and adults of all ages deeply engaged through math puzzles, spatial reasoning puzzles, bridge construction and more. This station is one of the most popular stations at the family experience. These one-of-a-kind puzzles will stimulate fun, teamwork and engagement for all.
show-Hands-On-Science-01"Hands-On Science" is a series of Science-Center-type activities with many, many self-directed stations to touch, explore and experience. With nearly 30 activities, students and families set their own pace for exploration and investigation! Each activity station features an explanation of how to explore and some science clues as to what causes the effect. This exploratory event is perfect for larger groups and allows for family interaction around science themes. Watch out! Learners of all ages be transformed into kids-at-heart! These engaging activities capture mom's and dad's and turn them into inquisitive explorers as well! Prepare to get you hands involved and your minds engaged! This hands-on experience is sure to bring about an excitement for science and exploration!

The Day of Science!

Watch this short video about the impact the Day of Science had on a Public School staff and students!

Check Out Each Science Project

Ready Set Rocket "We are launching in...3...2...1..." Who wouldn't like to create their own custom rocket and launch it over 200 feet in the air? Chose from over 15 unique rocket designs. Rockets are crafted from printed color-card stock paper, complete with rocket fins and colorfully printed "flames" shooting from the base. Outside, students launch their handmade and personally decorated rockets 200 feet in the sky! The unique launching apparatus is completely safe, staying away from explosions, flame or heat. Students chose the direction and pitch of launch using a telescoping arm for maximizing height or distance...their choice! Students learn about pressure, air, rocket balance, gravity, trajectory, plus so much more. The "Ready, Set, Rocket" experience also includes stomp rockets, rocket balloons and so much more! Similar to every "Amazing Chemistry Show" Hands-On Experience, a seven foot tall brightly colored pull-up tension banner adds to the excitement during building and launching!
show-catapult-banner-01 Ready...Aim...Fire...! Build your own working catapult with your very own hands! This Hands-On Experience is high on history, high on interaction and high on impact...literally! Students learn the historical details of medieval warfare from an ancient engineering perspective. Explore concepts like speed, acceleration, angular momentum, projectiles and applied sciences. Three historically accurate and intriguing wooden models show how medieval kingdoms utilized technology to launch attack from great distances. Each student will build a working catapult, make a graphically rich castle from card-stock paper and determine the best distance, force required and technique to land a projectile inside the castle walls. This two part learning cycle involves two separate yet equally fun activities. First, students will create a working catapult from a standard design. In the second part of the learning cycle, teams of students will attempt to design and create a launching apparatus and a projectile from a bag of seemingly random items. Design, form, function and teamwork allow for an exciting and memorable open-ended experience!
show-SuperSlime-01 "Oooh... Gross... This is Awesome!" Students try their hands as Chemists as they measure, pour, mix and test their own unique mixture of "Super Slime". Make Slime... YUCK! Make Gloop... GROSS! Make Glow-in-the-Dark Atomic Worms... DISGUSTINGLY COOL! Students are witness to a vivid slime demonstration with a polymer that “pours uphill”. Black-Lights help bring these oozing "Non-Newtonian Solids" to life in the dark. Students learn about concepts such as measurement, scientific testing, gravity, viscosity, elasticity, polymers, plastics and long-chain carbon-based structures...with their hands! Basic chemical safety is introduced using simple and non-toxic chemicals. Similar to every "Amazing Chemistry Show" Hands-On Experience, a seven foot tall brightly colored pull-up tension banner (shown to the left) adds to the excitement during Polymer Making and Testing!
show-ScienceInaBag-01 "This is just like being a real Scientist!" First, students carefully make observations prior to the reaction...anticipations builds! Next, as instructions are given, the plastic vial holding the red liquid is squeezed onto one side of the plastic zip-lock bag...woah...a vivid color change...double woah...this side is HOT! Then, as further instructions are given, the remaining red liquid is introduced to the other side of our reaction vessel...yikes...another vivid color change...double yikes...this side is FRIGID COLD! Finally, all ingredients are squished together...but the results of the rest of the reaction will remain a surprise...and an exciting surprise, indeed! This classic reaction is such a wonderful experience for young learners to make scientific observations, view evidences of chemical changes and record their findings on age appropriate worksheets! This safe, non-toxic and easily disposable hands-on experience maximizes excitement and minimizes any hazards. Although the substances involved are common and safe, rest assured, the contents of the reaction never leave the zip-lock bag! Similar to every "Amazing Chemistry Show" Hands-On Experience, a seven foot tall brightly colored pull-up tension banner adds to the excitement during exploration and observation!
show-Hands-On-Science-01Older students work as a team and construct a bridge from a very atypical set of resources. Students learn valuable life lessons about teamwork through planning, building and testing their bridge! Participants learn that in life we have limited time, limited resources and must work with other people different from us! Use your time and resources wisely because your bridges will be put to the test! Younger students build a colorful bridge with the help of a leader and six peers! Kids use bright and colorful pieces of candy to make a "sweet" bridge - pun intended! A simple step-by-step project plan takes small and simple steps and multiplies them through the power of TEAMWORK! Everyone participates, everyone contributes, and everyone has a hand in constructing an amazing bridge!

Supporting You Through the Process!

Watch this (Required Video) and learn how we provide you with extensive support for promotion and preparation for this event. We literally make the process turn-key simple!

Our Calendar

  1. Scroll through the calendar for a potential date.
  2. If your potential date is already booked, check the calendar for booked shows near your location.
  3. The Amazing Chemistry Show is based out of West Des Moines, Iowa.

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