ABOUT
The Magic
and
Science Guy
Creator and Performer of Original, Interactive, and Engaging Science Shows and Workshops 

Jim Lenz

The Magic and Science Guy

Based out of Green Bay, WI USA

-- Jim Lenz --

The MAGIC and SCIENCE  GUY

International Science Performer

Based out of Green Bay, WI USA

MAKING SCIENCE FUN FOR ALL AGES! 

Jim Lenz - Magic & Science Guy

Golden Apple Teacher of Distiction Recipient

Bachelor of Science Degree

Master of Science Degree

40 graduate credits Post Masters

What to Expect

  • Genuine care in discussing what program best meets your needs

  • Customiziation of content and length of program to deliver high-impact results

  • Engagement of all members of your audience

  • Delivery of smiles and laughter

TESTIMONIALS

“He is entertaining for all ages from children to adults because he has so much fun with the audience. What a great connection with the audience!“  

Brown County Library

“Your show was awesome! Jim - I don’t think the kids realized they were learning science facts because they were having so much fun! You are the best thing to come to libraries since Harry Potter!”

Patricia Fittante, Children’s Librarian at Escanaba Michigan Public Library

- Jim Lenz -

Science Guy Story

The Magic and Science Guy has been recognized as a Golden Apple Teacher of Distinction. He is a former practicing science teacher with 18 years of experience in the classroom.

 

Lenz has taken his science on the road delighting audiences since 2001. He has performed at schools, fairs, festivals, sporting events, libraries, people's homes, company picnics, family reunions, museums, and numerous other locations and events!

Some of Magic and Science Guy's most popular science programs include:

  • Comedy Science Show

  • Air-Powered Rocket Workshop

  • Science of Sound Show

  • Unleash Your Inner Superhero

  • Gold Panning Workshop

If you have a specific area of focus you would like the Magic and Science Guy to deliver to your event, be sure to describe your needs in the contact section below. 

Jim Lenz's Comedy Science Show:

Magic and Science Guy's Most Requested Science Show

Jim Lenz's Comedy Science Show will definitely captivate your audience! He infuses comedy, drama, audience participation, and his love of sharing science with others into one unique, zany, and unforgettable performance! There isn't another science show like it! But, best of all...he has the ability to fill a stage set for thousands of people or easily adapt the show to much smaller venues! He is a talented science communicator that breaks down larger complex science concepts and relationships into smaller easier to understand nuggets. He achieves this by involving his audience in a progressive set of science demonstrations that will baffle the mind, question the norm, and leave one wanting more! The show includes a bunch of cool science with a few twists of phenomenal magic! 

 

This show typically lasts 45 min to 55 minutes.

Jim Lenz's Air-Powered Rocket Workshop:

The Magic and Science Guy's Most Popular Science Workshop

Jim Lenz's Air-Powered Rocket Workshop has consistently been one of the most popular science workshops in the country! Get ready to learn about flight in the most fun and engaging way! Participants will make their own rocket, rockets will be launched, and then the participants will be able to take their rocket home as a memorable souvenir. The workshop discussion and construction stages can be done indoors (or outdoors), the launching of the rockets is done outdoors. Jim will use one of two available air-powered rocket systems that he constructed himself. The distance range that the rockets can fly is also adaptable to the event location. The angle of launch can easily be adjusted. Very safe and a lot of fun! Jim brings all of the supplies needed to make your event a success! If we are not able to launch the rockets due to poor weather conditions, an alternative engaging program will serve as a replacement for the booked rocket workshop.

 

This workshop typically lasts 45 minutes, but may vary due to number and age of participants.

Customize Your Own Show

Consult with the Magic and Science Guy to Best Meet Your Needs

Perhaps you have a particular vision for a science show or workshop, or you are linking program development to your audience/participants needs. The customization of your science program may relate to:

  • learning targets

  • length of time

  • ages of audience members/participants 

  • size of performance area

  • number of programs in a given time period 

  • budget

Contact the Magic and Science Guy for further details.

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Gold Panning Workshop:

A Practical Examination on the Physical Properties of Matter and How Mixtures can be Separated

Jim Lenz, The Magic and Science Guy has designed a comprehensive gold panning workshop experience that will captivate your audience! This workshop can involve a series of customization options based on client needs.

This hands-on workshop experience is perfect for all ages! It serves as a great bonding experience between participants, all while learning and having fun! 

 

Learn the technique, understand the physical science context, and pan for real gold!

The maximum number of attendees is 25 students.

Key takeaways include:

  • an understanding of physical properties of matter

  • understand the meaning of a mixture

  • develop several techniques to separate a mixture

  • identify key areas to find gold

  • learn how to pan for gold

Your instructor supplies the gold pans, sifting classifier, material to pan-collected from Colorado, bottle snuffers, magnetic separator pick-up tools, tweezers, magnifiers, sand scoop, glass vials, and bins to hold the water. The client supplies the water onsite. 

Science of Sound Workshop

An Interactive Workshop Experience

We are surrounded by sound in our everyday lives, but yet, how often do we really think about it?

The show will engage participants in a progressive set of science demonstrations focused on developing one's understanding of sound mechanics.

The tools, techniques, and activities utilized in the Magic and Science Guy's Science of Sound Workshop are very unique to most audiences. This makes for a very special and memorable learning experience.

Key Takeaways:

  • Investigate and apply what causes sound

  • State the required ingredient for sound to take place

  • Identify and apply how to manipulate sound intensity

  • Identify and apply how to manipulate sound frequency

  • Make connections with sound in our everyday lives

This hands-on workshop is 40 -50 minutes in length and best suited for a group not to exceed 45 participants. Also, based on the demonstrations and activities that are planned, a quiet room, closed off from louder areas is best.

Jim Lenz, The Magic and Science Guy has been recognized as a Golden Apple Teacher of Distinction and international science entertainer.

Unleash Your Inner Superhero Show

Length: 55-65 minutes

General Description: Yes, there are everyday heroes that we think of...such as law enforcement officers, individuals who serve in our military, firefighters, doctors and nurses, teachers and librarians, and of course our parents...but participants of the show will learn what it means to be his/her own hero!

 

International science communicator and entertainer Jim Lenz, The Magic and Science Guy, will wow you with his combination of story presentation, exciting science demonstrations, and amazing feats of magic! 

 

Jim Lenz was awarded the Washington County Heroism Award for his acts of bravery as he rescued a man who fell through icy waters 30 feet deep! Much of what made the story a happy ending was due to his understanding of science concepts and relationships! He will share his story and make connections with the audience by taking you on a journey of fun and engaging science exercises, listening games, and magical surprises! Several members of the audience will be selected to join in the action and feel like real super heroes, as they perform amazing stunts and tricks! The show will be a great opportunity for kids to understand the importance of reading in their lives and what it means to be a good listener. But most importantly, it will inspire kids to unleash their inner SUPERHERO!

 

Further Show Insight

The science components will be physical science demonstrations related to solids, liquids, gases, forces, surface area, and pressure. Knowledge of these science concepts were key to Jim saving the life of an accident victim. Audience volunteers will be a part of some cleverly designed and fun science demonstrations. Jim will actually lie on a bed of nails near the end of the show as a culmination of the previously performed science demonstrations. The show contains some light-hearted listening exercises that involve the entire audience. Jim will make a connection between the listening activities during the show, the importance of listening during the real-life rescue operation in which he was involved, and the importance of listening to be a Superhero. The show also contains some amazing stunts and tricks to help reinforce the 5 key characteristics that comprise real Superheroes in our lives, and to reinforce the show title...to Unleash Their Inner Superhero!

 

Equipment Needed

The Magic and Science Guy's show is completely self-contained. No tables are needed to be set-up. No special lighting is needed. Nothing. He just needs an audience. 

Perfect for... 

  • School assemblies

  • Other school events

  • Fairs

  • Festivals

  • Libraries

  • Scout programs

  • Science fairs

  • Science festivals

  • Corporate events

  • Performing arts centers

  • Science museums

  • Sports organizations

  • Community fundraiser

  • PBIS rewards program

  • Class reunions

  • Awards programs

To find out about availability and pricing for your special event, please complete the information below. One of our team members will reach out to you shortly. 

Jim Lenz - The Magic and Science Guy

 Green Bay, Wisconsin, U.S.A.  |  Tel: 920-606-2951

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