“Matthew Taylor is one of the most entertaining teaching artists you will ever meet!”
What Does It Matter?
Magic with Solids, Liquids and GasesMatter is all around us, but until we get right down to the molecular level, sometimes the states of matter can fool you!Join a magician and amateur science sleuth on a quest to discover what makes liquid suspend on command, gases wrap around to do your bidding, and why solids aren’t always “solid!” You’ll learn that being a good observer is the key to solving nature’s best puzzle: What Does it Matter?
The School Friend Show
Working together to stop and prevent bullying
This show is about friendship, cooperation, and bullying prevention.Students will learn that getting along with their teachers and fellow students is all part of how a good school works. They will learn the magic words that will help transform their actions everyday and the secrets to make their school day fly by! This show requires the presence of teachers for the cooperation and listening lessons.
The magic of the Scientific Method; or, how I learned that observation almost never makes you right!Magicians used to say “the hand is quicker than the eye,” but the truth is that the eye sees everything--it’s your brain that might miss what’s going on!Our signature Wild Science show is all about teaching students to retrain their brain so that the Scientific Method becomes their go-to plan for problem solving. Any magic trick can be looked at as a science experiment, and with the Scientific Method anyone can figure it out!
Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle: It’s been the phrase that pays since 1972! Recycling isn’t magic, but it can sure seem like it! Turning trash into treasure is a trick that takes equal parts science and dedication. Just how much trash do we make every month, and where does it go after we set it out in those bins on the street? Find out the answers and dicover what happens when we perform Trash Magic!
How to be a Superhero
Helping out your home, your school, and your community by becoming a real leader!It turns out that anyone can be a hero if they try! In three easy steps, students will learn how they can become real heroes and rise to the challenge of being great school leaders. Clean up after yourself, do a good deed, gather with others to make a difference--and most of all, listen! This show proves that anyone can be a hero if they try.
Ready, Set, Read!
Reading is the greatest gift we can give ourselves; it opens the world to us and the magic door is the Library!Join “Traveling Matt” for a journey through the library, learning along the way about the Dewey Decimal System, the secret powers of a library card, and the keys to making every book an adventure. Whether you choose fiction or non-fiction, we guarantee the results will be FUN!