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K-12 Science 2 Schools Traveling Science Programs: Science Theater on Tour

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Program Title:
Science Theater on Tour
California Science Center, Amgen Center for Science Learning Los Angeles, CA, United States
Geographical Area:
Southern California and surrounding areas
General Description:
The Amgen Center for Science Learning is the education arm of the California Science Center, located in Exposition Park in Downtown Los Angeles. The Amgen Center for Science Learning is dedicated to promoting lifelong science learning for all and is responsible for all of the educational programming at the Science Center. Science Theater on Tour blends science learning with entertaining performance, using original sets, props, special effects, and scripts created by the California Science Center. We have both an upper and lower grade version of our programs, and Science Theater on Tour's shows also support California State language arts, art, and theater content standards.

In the program, "SuperKids Academy," two SuperKids, Mega Boy and Whew Girl, teach students how to make healthy choices, and together with the audience's help save the universe from the lazy effects of the BLAHs. Set in a classic science fiction world, the SuperKids battle four BLAHs, brought to life right before the audience's eyes as larger-than-life puppet characters. With a colorful set, exciting music and effects, this show is a fanciful and engaging way to satisfy California State science and health content needs in addition to meeting theater and performance goals.
Area of Science:
In addition to meeting the Visual and Performing Arts Standards, SuperKids Academy also meets the Physical Education Model Content Standards with its focus on the importance of eating right, saying "NO" to junk food, and exercising each day. 2nd grade, section 4, Fitness Concepts - 4.1, 4.2, 4.3 - Exercise is discussed throughout SuperKids Academy and the audience is encouraged to exercise each day, informed about how doing so will help to keep thier bodies healthy. SuperKids Academy is a very important program for schools as it helps to address the growing concerns of childhood obesity through a fun and interactive live theatrical performance using puppets, giant over sized props and an interactive storyline.
Target Grade Levels:
Target Group Size:
250 students in assembly format each performance
$595 for the first performance and $250 for each additional, up to three per day, at same location only.

The information contained in this page is accurate as of September, 2007.