About Strong Women Science
A circus science show for kids starring two women scientists turned circus performers!
As part of Engineers Week 2020 we presented a very special science show with a difference for young people to enjoy!
We all have questions. Questions like how you balance a chair on your chin, if you can juggle liquid, or how circus performers eat fire?
Strong-Women Aoife and Maria provided us with answers by revealing the scientific secrets behind their astounding tricks. In a fun, lively and fast-paced family circus performance, they demonstrated and explained how jugglers, acrobats and hula hoop artists use science to create their amazing acts.
StrongWomen Science doesn’t only illustrate scientific facts. It seeks to promote enquiry, inventiveness and accessibility in science, making it open to all, in particular young women and girls. In addition to demonstrating scientific principles in fun and accessible ways, it looks at the worth of failure and the power of teamwork, both shared by science and circus. Because when science meets circus, anything’s possible.
This 40-minute performance was shown twice on the 5th March 2020 and each performance was followed by 20-minute hands-on circus science experiment activities. StrongWomen Science was developed with support from the Institute of Physics and the Royal Society of Chemistry.