The Super Sonic Sideshow

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The Super Sonic Sideshow

Age Suitability

KS3 upwards


As many as can safely fit into the venue


1 Hour

STEM Topics

Determined by key stage

Properties of sound waves, Longitudinal & transverse waves, The speed of sound in different materials, Sonic booms, Resonance

Information Pack

The Super Sonic Sideshow

This show is currently only available online (because the handy bench on wheels has been set up on a semi-permanent basis in the Shed of Science for all of our online shows).

The Super Sonic Sideshow investigates the link between vibration and sound, the properties of sound waves and how we visualise sound.  Along the way we explore how sounds can be made by different devices including springs, a didgeridoo, a Theremin and a jet engine.

We also look at the effects of sound; sending a shcokwave into the audience, making a sonic boom and also smashing a wine glass with high intensity sound!

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Remote Options

If the situation isn’t right for us to visit then we can do an online show for you and/or we can send you a workshop pack with all of the materials you need to run your own Fan-Powered Car Workshop or a Rocket Car Workshop.

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