Science and Maths Magic Shows
Dr Matt Pritchard is a Science Magician and Curator of Wonder. His shows bring gasps of amazement, thought provoking ideas and memorable teaching. He inspires audiences to both dream and think bigger.
“The children were mesmerized by what they were seeing, his obvious passion and enthusiasm, the many ‘wow’ moments and the fact that most elements can be easily replicated at home with simple equipment. I spoke to a number of children at lunchtime and they were all talking about what they were going to try to show their parents at home.”
Putteridge Primary School
"He enthused, motivated and inspired every child in the school."
Primary School, Cambridgeshire
The show is packed with science tricks, stunts and puzzles. Matt challenges the audience to discover the sneaky scientific secrets behind the surprising illusions. This is not just an awe & wonder show but one that encourages scientific enquiry and critical thinking skills. Along the way the audience will be taught a host of science tricks using everyday household objects that they can go away and try later; extending the learning and providing teachers with lots of follow up opportunities. During the show Matt will share his background and love of science.
Are superpowers fact, fiction or feasible in the future? Explore invisibility, superstrength, body armour, levitation, mind control and find out what they do (or don’t) have to do with real science. And for those superpowers which are scientifically impossible? That’s where the magic comes in! The show has a strong emphasis on smart materials and technology inspired by biology (e.g. spider webs and camouflage.)
Predicting the future, reading minds, sending secret messages and making objects vanish are easy when you’re a maths magician. Matt's aim is to give his audience tricks they can go away and use to amaze their friends and families. However, in doing so they will be exposed to, and be using, a surprising amount of maths. With shapes, symmetry, patterns and numbers forming the basis of the maths behind the magic.
Awe & wonder
Increased appetite for science and maths
Resilience in problem solving
Critical thinkingTo book this activity, please contact:
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Grants for school
The Royal Institution runs two enrichment and enhancement grant schemes. Grants of up to £500 are available to UK-registered state schools to host a STEM activity selected from the STEM Directory.
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|Published||29 September 2017|
|Last modified||10 September 2019|
|Nature of scheme||In-school visit|
|Age||4-5, 5-7, 7-11, 11-14, 14-16, 16-19, FE/HE|
|Running times||Less than 1 hour|