Can you name 10 sources of Potential Energy? Which are Chemical, and which are Physical? Jefferson School brought the all-time favorite science assembly, Ted Lawrence and his alter ego, Dr. Quenton Quark with Slapstick Science.
Hoisting 200 pounds (like teachers) over their heads, lifting 1000 pounds of classmates, or throwing the portly Dr. Quark eight feet high is simply a matter of understanding kinetic energy, potential energy, friction, and simple machines like pulleys, levers, and screws are demonstrated.
Born to teach, Ted was certified to teach chemistry, physics, and math after majoring in Electrical Engineering at the University of Vermont. He graduated from the Ringling Clown College in ’86, toured with the circus for two years. With Slapstick Science, he combined both!
Check out the photos and videos from Slapstick Science at Jefferson School here.
The Jefferson School PTA fundraising efforts support the school by directly funding these assemblies and artists in residence, immersing students in a wide variety of arts and cultural experience, from extravagant, days-long celebrations featuring professional performances to art projects.
Interested in donating or getting involved? You can reach out to our VP of Cultural Arts, Laura Benson Epstein & Jaclyn Desiderio Spoerel at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks to their efforts who brought Slapstick Science to Jefferson School.
Find out more here about Jefferson School’s Cultural Arts program.
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