Science in Motion! is a mesmerizing blend of comedy and science that enthralls both children and adults. Robert Rivest comically explores how scientists and artists see the world around us. Through an exciting use of mime, comedy and informative science tie-ins, Robert Rivest inspires his audience to see science in a new light. His comic examples of everyday science are educational gems, advancing many science curriculum. His enthusiasm for science is so infectious that hard to reach students are often the first to volunteer for interactive pieces.
Robert brings science to life!
Science in Motion! is an age appropriate selection of the following mime pieces, comic stories and audience participation skits:
Mime Science Wall illusion: Solid, Liquid, Gas
A Rain Drop Journey: Water Cycle
Life on Earth: Climate Change
Hat Piece: Gravity, Inertia
Planting Seeds: Photosynthesis
Baby Bird: Eggs, Habitat, Flight
Push, Pull, Lift: Simple Machines
The Aquarium: Sea life, Float, Sink
Umbrella Piece: Wind,
Weather Caterpillar/Butterfly: Metamorphosis
What are you teaching in Science? Robert can bring it to life!
If you have themes other than above, let him know. Robert Rivest can create a piece for anything under the sun. Children, Teen, Adult and Family Presentations School Shows: Flexible, Age Appropriate Shows: Pre-K-2, 3-6, 7-12 Best with 175-225 students. "All-School" audience limit negotiable. Bring Science to Life Teacher Workshops, and In-Services available. Community Shows: Fun Science Performances and Movement Workshops for libraries, clubs, camps, and civic groups available.
“Robert Rivest presented his Science in Motion Comic Mime Show at our ‘One-of-a-kind Family Science Night’ We included Primary, Elementary, and Middle School families. Robert demonstrated mime techniques and invited scores of students (and a few brave parents) up on stage to try their hand at the art of mime. Together, they acted out the four seasons, the water cycle, an astronaut in space, and an astronaut taking steps on the moon. Lots of laughter could be heard throughout the program and audience members were eager to participate.”
A few family members said:
“Our family really enjoyed Mr. Rivest’s program. Our daughters couldn’t wait to get on stage with him and use their bodies to illustrate the 4 seasons. It was so much fun!”
“I wondered how the mime would teach us Science. He used his body to tell stories and we loved it!”
Darlene Noel, Phillipsburg School District, Director of K-5 Mathematics, Science, Gifted & Talented, and Special Subjects
"Robert is a master at presenting complex science principles in simple easy-to-understand ways. I was particularly impressed with all the physical science information he provided with his artistry. Robert kept everyone engaged and laughing as they enjoyed the participatory aspects of his fun program." Robin Garr, Director of education, Bruce Museum, Greenwich, CT
"Thumbs up! We had a great experience. I liked the audience participation most. Students had fun learning and loved the classic material." Susan Winchester, Enrichment Coordinator, Pine Point School, Stonington, CT
"On behalf of the Nature Center, I would like to thank you for the wonderful performance you did at our Earth Day event. I loved the way you incorporated our theme of climate change and everyone has been raving about your show. We would love to have you back for future events. Coryne Tasca ,Denison-Pequotsepos Nature Center, Mystic CT
"Mr. Rivest quickly engaged the audience and kept them engaged for 45 minutes with his creative science program and humorous interactions. Lynn C. Toper, Assistant Principal, Andover School
"A nice meld of science and art. Students were mesmerized and the teachers thought the program was engaging and informative." Richard Gusenburg, Longmeadow Elementary School, Middlebury, CT
"Both our schools are still talking about your Science in Motion show. People raved and raved about your program and thought you were the best thing. Your artistry is magnificent!" Emma Palzere-Rae, Enrichment Committee, Col. Ledyard Elementary, Groton Heights Elementary, CT
"Mr. Rivest's science mime program is one that the students will never forget. He was not only able to motivate our students but make them think like scientists." Teachers' Comments, Homer Science Magnet School
"We where thrilled with the performance ... He really did his home work! Not only did he do a beautiful job with some of the subjects we suggested (a piping plover, a raindrop journey ) he added some of his own which were a lot of fun and right on target (moving a glacier, fresh water meets salt water...) We will cite Robert's performance as a model for future performances." Joan Miller, Education Coordinator, Waquoit Bay Research Reserve
Note to Schools, Science Museums and Nature Centers: Robert can include themes, slogans, or topics you would like highlighted in the show. You can be as specific as you like. Robert Rivest customizes programs for each grade pre-K through 12, as well as adult and family audiences.
For more info contact: Robert Rivest 413-519-2256