David Hall - Workshops and Showshttp://www.davidhall.info/
 

presents

Dynamic, Interactive and Unforgettable

Science Shows

Science:

Former science teacher David Hall

in association with

To hear Sir Isaac on the BBC - click here

To see extracts from the show - click here

To read further reviews - click here

For more details


email

davidshall@mac.com


or for Newton, Brunel or Faraday

jballprods@aol.com


or call David on

07973 429 716

or

Johnny Ball Productions

01753 643621

David is always happy to consider commissions for

new shows and interactive workshops.

Brunel entertains an rapt audience at

The Beaulieu Steam Revival 2010.

For more details visit the History page.

Using his skills as an actor and presenter with audiences of all ages David also delivers a series of dynamic

Interactive Science Workshops

bringing science to life in quite unforgettable ways.

He is happy to consider commissions too - if time allows..!

SHOWS:

Created for Kent Education and Business partnership,

David’s interactive Spectrometry lecture guides his audience through the concepts of absorption and emission spectra and spectrometry’s

many applications in the world.

“We were absolutely delighted with the time we spent with you at HMS Belfast and were extremely impressed with both the displays and your interaction with the children, helping our boys to understand the various principles of science associated with water displacement, buoyancy, water pressure, etc.  


They loved every minute.  


I’ll be passing your information on to our local schools, as I can really see how your sort of presentation could enrich their education programmes immensely.”  


With kindest regards

Janet M’Caw


    Feeling Buoyancy         Seeing Buoyancy       Measuring Buoyancy

Explaining Buoyancy


Also featuring:

Stability and Streamlining


Originally created for HMS Belfast, The Imperial War Museum and the Royal Society

this superb interactive exhibition guides you through the concepts of buoyancy, streamlining and ships’ stabilities, encouraging and enabling the visitor to explore and discover the science behind Buoyancy and Ship Design, before leaving them to try out the exhibits and experiment further themselves.


Ideal for Key Stages 1 and 2 and adaptable for KS3.


One Man Shows


Sir Isaac Newton -  IK Brunel - Michael Faraday - The Great Georgian Science Show


Giants of Georgian Science

including

“Botany Bay, Black Holes and The Man who Weighed the World...!”


and


“That Rings a Bell - Alexander Graham Bell and the Romantic Story of the Invention of the Telephone”



Interactive Workshops


Atomic Structure  -  Nuclear Energy  -  Spectrometry  - Float!


and more...!

Atomic Structure and Nuclear Fission
 - for 9 year olds (and beyond)...!

Originally created for Year 4-6 classes for the government-owned Uranium Enrichment Company, Urenco Ltd, David’s unique, energetic and dynamic classes are always a great success and make a perfect introduction to atomic structure, uranium fission and nuclear power, bringing topics such as fuels, atoms, energy, fission, states of matter, power stations, electricity and related environmental issues vividly to life and making them quite accessible and understandable to young audiences and their teachers, equipping and inspiring them for their futures. 
Adaptable for all ages - and Highly Recommendedhttp://www.urenco.com/richie/http://www.davidhall.info/onemanshow.html#atomsshapeimage_6_link_0

"I was totally 'blown away' by your performance and the fantastic amount of science it contained - all delivered in a very interesting, accessible, fun and memorable way.   

The kids were hugely impressed and talked about it all the way back to school.

I'm sure you've inspired them all."

 

Andy Collison, Kinsale Junior School - re the Michael Faraday show at Norwich School

“Thank you very much for coming to our Science Day in March - the best we have done so far, due in no small part to your wonderful Isaac Newton presentation, which has been much talked about in lessons and the playground since then.  I have been teaching light to my year 8 group, and your explanation of Newton's prism experiment was fully remembered and made my job much easier.”


Nick Brown, Head of Science, Chumleigh Community School, Devon

The Shows:  
Michael Faraday, Sir Isaac Newton, Isambard Kingdom Brunel, Alexander Graham Bell and some Giants of Georgian Science
- Full details below -

“Creative, engaging and great fun.”

“We were absolutely delighted.... and extremely impressed..... I’ll be passing your information on to our local schools, as I can really see how your sort of presentation could enrich their education programmes immensely.“ 


Visitor to “Float” at HMS Belfast

“Creative, engaging and great fun.“ 


Teacher’s review for

Atomic Structure and Nuclear Power interactive workshop

INTERACTIVE EXHIBITIONS:

David will set up and guide visitors through his special exhibitions

“Edutainment at its best !”

David brings his skills and experience as an actor, presenter and science teacher to a series of interactive lectures, shows and exhibitions guaranteed to engage and inspire everyone...!

"The workshops were amazing ! All the teachers as well as the children that I spoke to sang David's praises!  His enthusiasm and engaging personality inspired both children and staff alike.  He made learning FUN, something which we need to do more often in schools.”  


Shamantha Parboo, Godolphin Junior School, Slough.

"Amazing ! All the teachers as well as the children that I spoke to sang David's praises!  His enthusiasm and engaging personality inspired both children and staff alike.  He made learning FUN, something which we need to do more often in schools.”  


Shamantha Parboo, Godolphin Junior School, Slough

re “Separation Techniques, Atomic Structure and Nuclear Power” workshops

“We were absolutely delighted with the time we spent there and were extremely impressed with both the displays and your interaction with the children, helping our boys to understand the various principles of science associated with water displacement, buoyancy, water pressure, etc.  


They loved every minute.  


Janet M’Caw, Parent - re “Float! - Buoyancy and the Science of Ships” at HMS Belfast

A mesmerising show - it was amazing. 


At the end he asked for a volunteer then gave her a stick. The volunteer then moved the stick closer until ...Zap! It lit like a Star Wars Light Sabre and everyone was dumbfounded!

 

This is just one of the 350 complimentary letters I have from our "mesmerised" pupils - a real testament to your talent!

 

Thank you once again for all your hard work. It's been great having you over and I look forward to meeting you again on 14-15th June.


Shamantha Parbhoo quoting a Y3 pupil, Godolphin Primary School, Slough

re The Michael Faraday Show

“Pitched exactly right for our pupils”


Gordon Porter, Assistant Head, St Andrew’s Junior School, Hadfield, Glossop

Meet Britain’s Father of Electricity himself and hear his story - how he rose from humble beginnings to become one of the most famous Presidents of the Royal Institution - and the story of electricity itself - from its static origins in Ancient Greece to its amazing impact in the world today.  


Spectacular, fun, engaging, and amazing - a truly electrical show!


Topics include

Static Electricity, Franklin, Oersted, Tesla, Electromagnetism, Electricity Generation, 

Transformers, Power Stations, Safety Issues, the Victorian Age 

and Electricity in the World today.

A flamboyant and extraordinary Sir Isaac explodes into the room and within ninety minutes - with the help of intrepid volunteers and some unforgettable demonstrations - guides his audience through his life and ground-breaking achievements - with many a squirmingly corny joke along the way!


Topics include

Fluxions, Telescopes, Rainbows, Prisms, Galileo, Planetary orbits, 

Gravity, Forces and Motion, The Scientific Revolution 

and much, much more.

Adventurer, engineer, entrepreneur - a man for whom nothing was impossible and whose achievements changed the world - Isambard Kingdom Brunel still inspires his audiences today!   

The irrepressible IK Brunel guides you through his extraordinary adventures and how in his short lifetime he achieved so much (that many deemed quite impossible at the time) and he challenges his audiences: what might they achieve in theirs..?!


Topics include

The Physics of Bridges and Arches, The Clifton Suspension Bridge, The Thames Tunnel,

The Great Western Railway, his Three Great Steamships, The Atmospheric Railway 

and much more besides.

Thanks for a great day - I was on my Science course on Tuesday so I sung your praises...

I have spoken to our head and we have decided that we would love to have you in again a.s.a.p.


Niki Thomas

Phase 3 Leader & Science Coordinator

Miles Coverdale Primary School, London.

“Astounding!”

Richie Kennedy PE teacher re the Brunel Show

Redruth School, Cornwall

“Astounding!”

“I leaned more in that 75 minutes

than I did at school..!”

Richie Kennedy PE teacher, Redruth School, Cornwall

“Astounding! - I learned more in that 75 minutes than I did at school..!”

Richie Kennedy, PE teacher


“Thank you again for today David! Fantastic show! The kids had a great day! Brilliant finale to science week!”

Christie Charlesworth, Appied Science Teacher


Redruth School, Cornwall

A spontaneous interview with Sir Isaac Newton

at the Royal Society’s Summer Exhibition

Michael Faraday

“Thanks for today, it was amazing!

Just BRILLIANT!”

Eirian Dehavilland, Teacher

Whybridge Junior School, Essex

Michael Faraday:
Meet Sir  Isaac Newton:
I.K. Brunel:

  

   Hot off the press..!


   Brand new shows for

   2018: 

   Alexander Graham Bell

   and

   The Great Georgian

                    Science Show......!


   See below for details..!

The Great Georgian Science Show..!

An epic adventure in Science..!



The Great Georgian Science Show is a fantastic and hilarious new interactive show, packed with science, created for and premiered at the Stamford Georgian Festival 2017.


Meet 13 amazing Georgian Scientists whose work laid the foundations for our modern world. 


Covering Optics (Sir Isaac Newton), Botany (Sir Joseph Banks), Engineering (Newcomen and Watt), Medicine (Jenner), Astronomy (William and Caroline Herschel), Physics (Henry Cavendish), Geology (John Michell), Chemistry (Joseph Priestley) and Electricity (Franklin, Galvani and Volta) - this fantastic new show will give you an insight into just how amazing our Georgian ancestors were and how their work changed Science and the World forever..!


Available for Festivals, Theatres and Schools now…!


This (literally) wonderful show comes with full details and a teachers’ pack for future work.


“Wonderful” “Amazing” “Great fun”

“An awesome experience!”

Audience Members at the Stamford Georgian Festival 2017


If you’d like to see a video clip, click here..!


For all enquiries call David on 07973 429 716

“That Rings a Bell”

Alexander Graham Bell

and the romantic story of the invention of the telephone


A brand new, fully interactive and dynamic show.



Tracing the History and Science behind Telecommunications and the Romantic Story of how the telephone was invented, “That Rings a Bell” covers the Science of Sound, Speech and Electromagnetism and the many ways we’ve communicated at a distance across the ages. 

Some Pupils’ Comments:


“I loved how it involved everybody. 

The man presenting it really made you listen 

He was very active and jumpy - it was very enjoyable.” 

 

It was very good - you didn’t get bored”


“Very interactive. A joy to be there.” 

Topics covered include:

Telecommunication through the ages, Electromagnetism and the Electric Telegraph, Galvani and animal electricity, Volta’s pile and batteries.

The nature of sound (some great demos to show sound as vibrations) and speech. 

Creating electricity from movement and vice-versa - Microphones and Loudspeakers.

The impact of the telephone on society.  The future of telecoms and Alexander Graham Bell’s other great viusions and invention, including the photophone, tetrahedral kites, metal detectors, fibre optics and more...!

With the help of dozens of volunteers, David’s latest dynamic show relates the romantic story of the invention of the world’s first telephone, the science leading up to it, the impact it had, the characters behind it and the wonderful lessons we can still learn today from its visionary inventor, Alexander Graham Bell, his world-changing inventions and his inspiring work with the deaf and hard of hearing too.


A truly inspiring show!

Also new for 2018..!

New for 2018..!

INTERACTIVE LECTURES:

Some Giants of Georgian Science


Derived from The Great Georgian Science Show, David also offers one-man shows featuring some of the great scientists featured in the show, whose work laid the foundations of Modern Science. 


These can include:



    1. Botany Bay, Black Holes and the Man Who Weighed the World...!


    1. Sir Isaac Newton - refraction and rainbows

    2. Sir Joseph Banks - Botany, Cook’s voyages to Australia, Botany Bay, Scurvy, Vitamins, Plant classification, the Transit of Venus, Kew Gardens etc

    3. Edward Jenner - vaccinations

    4. Thomas Newcomen and James Watt - steam engines, changes of state and the separate condenser

    5. William and Caroline Herschel - telescopes and astronomy - discovery of Infra Red radiation

    6. John Michell - Black Holes

    7. Henry Cavendish - determining the force of Gravity and the mass of the Earth

    8. Joseph Priestley - discovery of Oxygen

    9. The Story of Electricity - Luigi Galvani (“animal electricity”), Alessandro Volta (the Voltaic Pile - battery) and Hans Christian Oersted (electromagnetism)



For all enquiries call David on 07973 429 716