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The Real Science of the Circus

Date: 
Friday, 16 November 2012 (All day)
Description: 
This event is called ‘The Real Science of the Circus’ and 3 shows will be performed by James Soper on Friday 16th November, the first one starting at 10.30pm. James Soper was a professional Circus Performer, is a qualified teacher and brings a truly unique show to Nenagh Library. The show will last for almost an hour. It covers 13 years of curriculum physics and concentrates on Forces. Specifically each show examines gravity and magnetism, simple forces (pushes pulls and twists), forces coming in pairs and balanced/unbalanced forces (or Newton's three laws of motion depending on age), balancing objects and gyroscopic stability. The show uses presenter demonstrations of some high quality circus skills, a multimedia presentation to reinforce the learning and lots of volunteer help. It contains no hazardous materials. There are no flames. Spectacular juggling and balancing tricks are used together with lots of volunteer help to show how forces work and combine when real circus performers show off their skills. Please note this event has been arranged in connection with local schools and is not open to the general public.
County: 
Library Type: 
Age: 
1st / 2nd year post primary students
Cost: 
Free
Contact Name: 
Margaret Ryan
Phone number: 
067 34404
Location: 
Nenagh Library
O'Rahilly Street
Nenagh
IE

This event is called ‘The Real Science of the Circus’ and 3 shows will be performed by James Soper on Friday 16th November, the first one starting at 10.30pm.

James Soper was a professional Circus Performer, is a qualified teacher and brings a truly unique show to Nenagh Library. The show will last for almost an hour. It covers 13 years of curriculum physics and concentrates on Forces. Specifically each show examines gravity and magnetism, simple forces (pushes pulls and twists), forces coming in pairs and balanced/unbalanced forces (or Newton's three laws of motion depending on age), balancing objects and gyroscopic stability. The show uses presenter demonstrations of some high quality circus skills, a multimedia presentation to reinforce the learning and lots of volunteer help. Spectacular juggling and balancing tricks are used together with lots of volunteer help to show how forces work and combine when real circus performers show off their skills.

Please note this event has been arranged in connection with local schools and is not open to the general public.