Side by Side Science
Premier Virtual/Online Assembly is full of exciting experiments that become hands-on lessons kids do under the virtual and side-by-side aid of our wacky scientist, Doug Scheer.
Virtual/Online for Schools and Summer Camps!
Age Range: K-8
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Side-by-Side Science – Hands-on Virtual Science Assembly
Side-by-Side Science (Hands On!) is a new virtual show created for just for school age kids in the virtual space.
This specially 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 your choice. We can use Zoom or a School-hosted Google Meet. 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, items for the experiments are already available.
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. There is nothing much to purchase and every experiment is chosen for visibility, 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 Ping-Pong 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, or in-person students tuning in from their classrooms. 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, and they also instill confidence and build self-esteem. Ready to schedule this for your school? See our video promos 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 (and computer screens) of more than eight thousand elementary schools, as well as countless trade shows, corporate training seminars, and even state fairs!
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.
Side-by-Side Science Virtual/Online Setup
Audience: K-8 Capacity: 300 or more
Presentation Time: 45 minutes
Prefer split younger/older but not required
Platform: Zoom preferred, others available if school sets-up and hosts
Presenter will: set-up and email Zoom link, as well as the materials list, as late as the week prior to your show date. Please anticipate meeting presenter in the Zoom meeting 15-minutes prior to your start time so they may enable you/school representative as a co-host, and accommodate any last minute details/instructions.
Show was great – had good feedback from families. Doug was very responsive before the presentation as well.
Jeannie MacDonough – Principal
Saint Mary School
You were AMAZING!!!!!! A Great Show!!!! Thank you!!!!!
Jonathan Beckman – Assistant Head of School
Los Encinos School
Thank you so much for bringing your energy, enthusiasm, and clear love of science to the school today! You probably saw me logged in and watching. I had only planned on staying for about 15 minutes for each, but I was so entertained and so engaged in learning that I ended up staying for the entire first show and a little more than half of the second.
With a new format for you and not having that direct feedback and interaction with the kids, I think you really did a great job. I’m sure each student learned something and many will probably go home and take the time to try to replicate some of these experiments.
Joy Cabrera – Parent
The Nativity School
Rancho Santa Fe, CA
The kids had a great time with the hands-on activities. Definitely a break from the normal virtual learning and much appreciated.
Jason Rose – Principal
La Rosa School
Temple City, CA
Doug Scheer did a fantastic job engaging our families through a virtual STEM night. We received really positive feedback from our community and the students who were able to join with their families had a great experience. We had a lot of fun together. He was very engaging and entertaining and everyone had a great time! It was very entertaining!
Jeff Shirley – Principal
Mount Mahogany ES
Pleasant Grove, UT
Thank you for two wonderful virtual shows today! I don’t know if you can see while presenting but there were a couple of “Whoa” reactions from the kids during your shows. I’ve heard from a couple of parents how fun the show was. At our home, my daughter loved it. She wants to do all the experiments for her dad tonight. Overall we’ve had positive feedback. It was a great event and the kids had such a fun time!
Linda Nikravan – PTA
Rancho Vista ES
Rolling Hills Estates, CA
The students and staff LOVED Virtual Side-by-Side Science. Everyone was saying how much fun they were having, how engaging Doug was, and how simple the experiments were even for our youngest students. Would highly recommend!
Cierra Elzey – PreK Teacher
Beaver Run ES – Robert Street Campus
We had a great virtual assembly with Doug Scheer. It was a great night for our kids who have been in virtual school for nearly a year. Having a high energy virtual performance was a nice change of pace for them. Thank you!
Libby Minarik – PTA
That was fantastic! Thank you. Our kids had so much fun doing science with you (and so did I!) I’ve already got some emails from kids telling me how much fun they had. It takes a lot of energy to do that three times back to back!
Mindy Shelton – Principal
Arroyo Upper ES
San Carlos, CA
This show was wonderful and engaging for our students. He was energetic and knowledgeable.
Anne Knowles – Principal
That was awesome! The kids had lots of fun. I went around and checked on everyone and the kids were super engaged!
Laura McDonald – Counselor
AP Beutel ES
Lake Jackson, TX
Thank you so much!! Your “Side-by-Side Science” presentation today totally exceeded our expectations, and the kids LOVED it!!
Deena Kay – Teacher
Lake Grove, NY
Wonderful. Thank you, Doug! I’ve received some amazing feedback from parents, and know that my own kids loved it. Thank you again!
Anne Rucker – PTA
Doug was amazing! His enthusiasm, content knowledge and showmanship are highly engaging. My students enjoyed the assembly and participated in the experiments. Thank you!
Ana Gutierrez – Principal
Thanks so much for a really fun evening of science for our families. It was such a great way to bring the district together virtually.
Kimberly D’Angelo and Wendy Mo – Family Coordinators
Doug was AMAZING! Interactive, fun, and patient with our kids. Will definitely recommend!
Stephanie Yosh – VP of Assemblies
Thank you so much! What an awesome show. The kids really enjoyed it. So many moms are texting me saying their kids wished it was even longer. Hopefully we can do this again next year!
Keriann Hespeler – PTA
Harding Ave ES
It was AWESOME! I received amazing feedback from my daughter, teachers and the principal. They LOVED it. Thank you!!
Vanessa Laverdiere – Arts in Ed Chair
North Massapequa, NY
Fun show. Love how he “pinned” students to have them do the experiments with him. Great time for all our students.
Jeffrey Maljian – Principal
Thanks for a great virtual experience. Staff and students enjoyed the show. Doug was engaging and “edutaining.” The experiments were perfect for our budding kindergarten through fourth graders! Timing was perfect, too. This will definitely be a “Covid-keeper” activity for our school!
Nichole Freeman – Teacher
East Falmouth, MA
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