Side by Side Science

Premier Virtual/Online Assembly is full of exciting experiments from two of our most popular assembly programs, Wacky Science & SuperMarket Science, have become hands-on lessons kids do under the virtual and side-by-side aid of our wacky scientist, Doug Scheer.


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Side-by-Side Science - Hands-on Virtual Science Assembly

Side-by-Side Science (Hands On!) is a brand new virtual show created for just for school age kids.

This newly designed virtual show gets students engaged and excited to experience amazing principles of science while they share safe experiments in front of their computers. Exciting experiments from two of our most popular assembly programs, Wacky Science & SuperMarket Science, have become hands-on lessons kids do under the virtual and side-by-side aid of our wacky scientist, Doug Scheer.

It's easy.
It's your choice. We can use zoom, Google Meet, Facebook live or something else. It's up to your school to choose the platform that's best. We work together to choose a date and time for the presentation then your youngsters will follow along as experiments using easy to find items are performed.

Likely, families already have these items at home.
A week before the event we will provide you with a list of items needed so your students will be ready to go. These props are commonly found in any house. There is nothing to purchase and every experiment is chosen for visiblity, educational content, ease to follow, and safety.

Here's a list of some of the items used:
-styrofoam cups and a dish sponge
-pencils, a plastic bowl & balloons
-coffee mugs and a water bottle
-paper, scissors & a penny
-cooking oil, water and food coloring
-fingernail polish remover
-a straw and a pingpong ball
-string and a coffee cup
-playing cards and tape

This online show is a proven success!

Side-by-Side Science was designed as a hands-on program for virtual learners during this past summer. Currently, it has a following in schools that are using learn from home platforms. Students get excited about science, particularly when the lessons look like incredible magic tricks. These carefully chosen demonstrations light up the creativity of a child but they also instill confidence and build self esteem. Ready to schedule this for your school? See our video promo on the next tab of these exciting and fun lessons!


Doug Scheer is the creator and proprietor of The Wacky Science Show. Doug has performed educational programs throughout the state of Michigan and across the US since 1987,  touring as a featured act in trade shows for the automaker, Chevrolet. Doug has been praised and highly sought for his experience as a performing artist, teacher and coach with a unique expertise in combining educational experiences with educational content.  His school assembly programs and summer camp shows have graced the stages more than eight thousand elementary schools, as well as countless trade shows, corporate training seminars, and even state fairs! 

The Wacky Science Show throughout various locations in the US. Your school may have a different person as your presenter, or varied backdrops and props depending on your area. 

Doug Scheer is widely recognized as a national and international leader in youth entertainment.  He has lectured at Kidabra the International Conference; MagicLive in Las Vegas; The Society of Magicians in Tel Aviv, and the SAM/IBM national convention in St Louis. His work has been published in "MAGIC", a national trade magazine, is the author of "Scripts & Clips, Educational Routines for School Performers," and recently published the Diversity Circus magic and comic book DVD set.


*Presenter/Backdrop/Props may vary depending on your location.

  • Show was great - had good feedback from families. Doug was very responsive before the presentation as well.
    Jeannie MacDonough - Principal
    Saint Mary School
    Shrewsbury, MA

  • You were AMAZING!!!!!! A Great Show!!!! Thank you!!!!!
    Jonathan Beckman - Assistant Head of School
    Los Encinos School
    Encino, CA

  • Awesome job!  We had 2 assemblies (grades K-2 and then grades 3-5) and in both age groups the kids were engaged and entertained.  His program was educational about the types of sciences and the scientific process.  The students enjoyed the experiments and there were lots of laughs!

  • Great variety of science demos and audience participation! Both kids and teachers loved it!

  • I received a lot of positive feedback from the school faculty, as well as my kindergartener and third grader. Both loved the cup on the triangle and fire balloon experiments. They were excited to tell me all about it. Thank you for a wonderful show!