I use the words electrifying, entertaining, exciting, and
educational, I mean just that. He makes learning fun.
The toughest concepts
become simple as you listen to John
Washington - Principal
East Lansdowne School, Lansdowne, PA
unique presentation of science - utilizing the skills of
juggling, comedy, balancing, magic, and music. Wacky and
educational - from a rap song about accidental inventions to
a hair-raising experiment with electricity. The Science Show
proves that science can be found at
school, on the
playground, at home, in your car - it's every where!
And the more we discover, the more fun learning can be.
is an international performer who graduated from the
University of Delaware with a degree in Russian Language and
chose to do his graduate work at the Ringling Bros. Clown
College. He has performed at schools, museums, and
festivals throughout the United States and Canada.
John's credits include Disneyland, the White House, the
the China International Children's Festival, and Magic Land
in Bangkok, Thailand. His other scientific hobbies
include aikido and ski racing.
So often, an assembly
program has no real application to anything which is being
studied in school and is designed merely as an entertainment
piece. Your program, however, was a combination of
solid entertainment, encompassing humor, music, magic and
juggling combined with a great deal of science information.
By focusing on heroes in the sciences, you gave our students
an awareness of what they
can accomplish by just reaching a
bit farther and trying just a bit harder. I especially
your emphasis on creativity and imagination,
as children get older, they seem to lose these
Beverly Breniser - Principal
Leola Elementary School, Leola, PA
I think that your program is
very good!! I was not really into science but I
like science a lot more now!! I hope you go to
many other schools because it is a really great
program. My teacher liked it a lot too because
she teaches two science classes.
Heather B. - 4th grader
Townsend Elementary School, Townsend, DE
didn't take long to win the audience over. Within
seconds, Hadfield's nerdy "professor"
character had become a
rapping, dancing and pantomiming fool in order
theme that "Science is for everyone." He then
takes everyone on a wild tour of physics, astronomy and
This new project is
not crafted to provide a comprehensive science curriculum,
but rather a taste of a few of its disciplines and
personalities. John makes the material understandable
to even the little kids, but condescends no one; a few jokes
are designed to go over the children's heads but serve to
keep the teachers on their toes. This, in turn, makes
the kids pay even closer attention.
CIRCUS REPORT, March 11, 1996
Where did you get the
electric ball? I would like to have one so I can shock
my sister. You showed me that science is really fun.
Reggie Q. - 3rd grader
Lake Forest Elementary, Felton, DE
For us adults, it was
a real treat to see science combined with fun using circus
arts. Now when students study gravity and friction in
their science classes, they'll have memories of the floating
hat and the Rice Krispies that really pop up!!, not to
mention all of the other aspects of science your show
Lana Dreyfuss - Cultural Arts
Oakland Terrace Elementary School PTA
Silver Spring, MD
you for coming to our school. I really enjoyed your
presentation. It really made science sound fun.
I really am interested in it now. I never knew
there was plastic in between a car window. I
always thought it was all glass. I hope you can
come again soon.
Ashley P. - 4th grader
Townsend Elementary School, Townsend, DE
You are the best we
have seen . . . and we have seen some very nice programs.
Sharon Steenwood - 1st grade
Whetstone Elementary, Gaithersburg, MD
If you are
looking for an inexpensive assembly for children in
grades K - 6 that is both entertaining and educational, this is a "can't
miss" program that will be enjoyed by all.
Joseph C. Cramp - Principal
Green Fields School, Woodbury, NJ
What a terrific
science show! Our capacity audience of approximately
200 children was thoroughly informed as well as entertained
by the selection of scientific material and the humorous way
in which you presented it. As one young spectator
commented, "he's cool."
Virginia Christian -
The Pottstown Public Library
John Hadfield may not be a
rocket scientist, but he sure can make learning about
gravity and electricity fun.
The Philadelphia Inquirer
November 23, 1995
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