Lights Up by Long Answers to Simple Questions

A fun circus performance-based lesson that discusses the properties of light, optics, and how light is the catalyst for photosynthesis - the chemical reaction in trees that creates oxygen, making life on Earth possible.

Lights Up! uses juggling, acrobatics, plate spinning, and more to demonstrate the scientific concepts in a fun and accessible way. A science lesson with a circus twist!

Lights Up! was created by award winning artist Tom Davis, who has made several science-based performances for Scienceworks with CircaNICA, covering topics including Dinosaurs, Human Balance, and Invention. 

The performance has relevance to environmental studies and sustainability, astronomy, optics, and related subjects in the science syllabus.

Lights Up! aims to inspire and educate students by delivering information on complicated subjects in easy to understand terms and in an engaging way.

It also demonstrates the links between different fields of scientific inquiry and shows how connected we are to the natural world.

The show aims to create an intrinsic positive valuing of bushland, plant life and natural spaces.

Victorian Curriculum links: The Arts - Drama, Sciences, Health and Physical Education

Capabilities: Critical and Creative Thinking

Content warnings: Potential for Loud Noise. The performance can be adjusted to softer volumes for audience members who require a quieter show

A fun lesson in the properties of light and photosynthesis using highly-skilled circus.

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Metro: 5th Aug 2019 to 16th Aug 2019
Regional: 5th Aug 2019 to 16th Aug 2019

Long Answers to Simple Questions
Duration: 45 min + 10 min Q&A
Artform: Circus / Physical Theatre
Minimum fee: $1200 + GST for up to 120 students. Additional students $10 per head. Additional fees may apply
Suitability: prep, Year 1, Year 2, Year 3, Year 4, Year 5, Year 6
Term: Term 3
Booking info: Technical Requirements: Access to power required, the show requires a 5m x 5m space with at least 3m of height. All props and audio equipment are provided by the performers. Afterward we open up to a Q&A session where the kids can ask questions about light, about circus, or anything else they saw in the performance.