Gravity Catastrophe


Jan 11 2024


11:00 am
Recommended for: K-6
Approximate run time: 60 minutes

Alex Zerbe is the world’s only professional Zaniac. He is a two-time Guinness World Record holder who uses his dynamic stage presence to excite students about science. His newest and greatest school assembly program is Gravity Catastrophe. The Zaniac takes a tornado of juggling skills, combines it with a whirlwind of science knowledge and sends it crashing directly into your student’s brain. With programs customized for grades Kindergarten – 8th, your students will learn about…

  • Acceleration of Gravity
  • Center of Mass
  • Simple Machines
  • The Scientific Method
  • Centripetal Force
  • Angular Momentum
  • The Solar System

Your students will be captivated as The Zaniac transforms an audience volunteer into a model of the inner solar system (asteroid belt included), juggles atoms with his feet, and catches a shovel with his face to demonstrate center of mass.

This interactive performance will spark your students’ curiosity about science while keeping them thoroughly engaged

Curriculum connections:

The overarching science concepts in this show deal in physics; the science of energy, force, and motion.  Big science concepts like the scientific method will be covered too. There is surely a STEAM related curriculum-tie in for most K-6 teachers.

Big ideas/themes:

  • Curiosity
  • Exploration
  • Resilience
  • Love of learning
  • Science
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