Wow shows are about seeing the wonder in daily life and realising that there is science in everything. We use the LATTU method to explore and understand these amazing things. But how? Imagine a magic show but based on science not sleight of hand!
Volunteers pick up a theme (eg. light and optics), find amazing demonstrations that will get kids thinking. We structure these demos so that in each case volunteers can get students to look at the materials, ask a question and then the volunteer can do a test and help students think about the answer. This leads to new understanding. And this leads to a new demo and new cycle of LATTU.
Within a year, we run 4 to 5 shows in each class, working with students in class 4 and 5. They get an introduction to scientific thinking whilst volunteers develop their public speaking skills.
The aim of each show is to get students and volunteers saying “wow!” so they become curious and keep exploring even after the programme is done.