THE GRAND FALLOONS PRESENT:
THE SEQUEL TO LAST YEARS HIT SHOW: PROFESSOR W'S EARTH SCIENCE CIRCUS
MEETS NY AND NJ LEARNING STANDARDS FOR K-6 EARTH SCINECE
“Kids absolutely loved the performance. Their excitement built a passion for the subject matter.” -Liz Sweedy, Clean Communities Coordinator, Morris County Municipal Utilities Authority "Out of an amazing repertoire of assemblies this school year, your Science Day assembly may have been the BEST!"
-Ralph J. Pesapane, Principal, Southern Blvd. School, Chatham, NJ
Based on the K-6 Earth Science Curriculum in the New York and New Jersey Board of Education,
OUR EARTH, WHAT A GAS!
Follows the further adventures of Professor Winklebottom and Meatloaf at the next meeting of the Science Club as they examine the bubble of our atmosphere, the basics we need to survive in that bubble and the delicate cycles of the Carbon/Oxygen/Hydrogen exchange between the Plant and Animal Kingdoms. They then illustrate how wasted resources, litter and other pollution threaten that simple but delicate balance, trapping gasses and warming the Earth's atmosphere, and the simple ways we can all chip in to take care of Our Earth.
Liz Sweedy, Director Morris County Clean Communities
Alan Johnson, Director Hunterton County Clean Communities
Joe Versaggi, Director Cape May County Clean Communities
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Most Recent Shows:
Jefferson E. S., Contact Karen Carlson, Prin., 973-584-8955
Southern Blvd. E.S., Contact Ralph Pesapane, Prin., 973-635-5450
Waverly Park E.S., Ms. Susan Lindner, Science Teacher - 516-887-6589
William A. Miller E.S., Eileen Vogel Prin., (732) 360-4590
Dickinson Ave. E.S., Anne Whooley Prin., 631-262-6810
In our first show, Professor W's Earth Science Circus, the Science Club Advisor, Professor W, has invited a guest expert to examine the challenges the Earth faces in the coming years. The expert doesn't show up but sends hisneighbor, Meatloaf, in his stead with his new invention, the Commonsensonator. Meatloaf and the Professor, the classic vaudeville set up.
After the great success of our first show (see attached accolades) we have gone back into workshop and created oursequel, Our Earth, What A Gas! We premiered our much anticipated sequel last Spring in Morris County at theSouthern Blvd. School (see attached letter) to a standing ovation! It seems we have started an Elementary School cultfollowing, and, like in the Rocky Horror Picture Show audiences of the 1980's the children shout out key phrases thatwe have brought back, and call out the Pledge of Alligence to the Earth that we end all our shows with!
Our Earth; What A Gas! follows the further adventures of Professor Winklebottom and Meatloaf at the next meeting ofthe Science Club as they examine the bubble of our atmosphere, the basics we need to survive in that bubble and thedelicate cycles of the Carbon/Oxygen/Hydrogen exchange between the Plant and Animal Kingdoms. We then illustrate how wasted resources, litter and other pollution threaten that simple but delicate balance, trapping gassesand warming the Earth's atmosphere, and the simple ways we can all chip in to take care of Our Earth. I know it all sounds rather esoteric for the K-6 set but with the aide of Magic, Song and Dance, Juggling, Stilts, Streamers andClassic Audience Participation routines we not only make it accessible, but build a passion in the students to find outmore!
-Meatloaf and the students examine the relationships among air, water, and land on Earth and how the structures of plants and animals complement the environment of the plant or animal -They ask the "why" questions in attempts to seek greater understanding concerning the objects and events that
are observed and talked about. -Identify ways in which humans have changed their environment and the effects of those changes -They question the explanations they hear from the Professor, seeking clarification and comparing them with their
own observations and understandings -Throughout the show they must adjust their explanations and understandings of objects and events based on theirnew ideas
-Generate ideas for possible solutions, individually and through audience participation; these solutions, recyling,neighborhood cleanups, and etc, are then illustrated with entertaining and skilled theatricsUse logical reasoning to reach simple conclusions
Old Bridge Township Public Schools
William A. Miller Elementary School
2 Old Matawan Road
Old Bridge, NJ 08857
(732) 360-4590 Eileen A. Vogel
March 27, 2007
The Grand Falloons 47 Hicks Street #4R Brooklyn, NY 11201
Dear Mr. Ringold:
I would like to thank you for coming to Miller School and putting on such a wonderful show about environmental issues. The show was great and enjoyed by all the students from grades K—5.
By using music, magic, plate spinning, and eye catching props, students were given an opportunity to understand the importance of recycling and what we need to do to keep the earth clean. Because the show was amusing, it held the student’s interest while teaching an important lesson which the children could understand clearly.
I would definitely recommend this show to other schools. The message you are teaching, pertaining to Environmental Earth Science, is very important and presented in such a way that the children enjoyed the learning process.
Sincerely, Eileen Vogel Principal