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
“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.
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.
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!
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.
Other school events
Performing arts centers
PBIS rewards program
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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