Floor. One child among many. Waiting in anticipation.
BAM! The show begins with the first experiment.
He sees it, he hears it, he feels it.
The story is alive. Science is learned.
And on the way home, he asks his mom...
When can we go back?
Piccirillo Sciencetelling offers high energy,
dynamic performances that will give the children of the community
a positive, fun library experience. Please view the
event calendar for availability.
Pirates - The Curse of the Mutating Hand (Theme -
Liquid & Density)
**Summer Reading Theme 2010**
In a time when pirates sailed the seven
seas, there was one pirate who was feared the most. His name was
Hendricks the Hand and he was cursed with a mutating hand. But
this curse gave him power and now seeking to become unstoppable he
must return to the place that cursed him…The Black Cave. In an
attempt to protect the seas, the famous pirate James Dauer gathered
a crew which included
quartermaster Sam Sullivan and set sail for The Black Cave!
Join us as we learn about the science of Liquid & Density by telling
the tale of The Curse of the Mutating Hand. By boiling water in a
paper cup, crushing a can with only water, creating a mutating hand,
and exploding bottles through evaporation, see if James Dauer can
stop Hendricks before its too late!
This demonstration is suitable for ages 5-12.
The Jungle of Jersey (Theme - Everyday Science)
When Doug hears that there might be a better place to live than
where he is now, he can’t pass up the opportunity to find it.
However, there are three problems: he is a dog, he lives in a pet
store, and he must somehow get through the Jungle of Jersey! Join
us as we learn about everyday science by telling this tale of animal
adventure using smoke rings, disappearing water, flying eggs, and
sound effects directly from the “Jungle” itself. With help from
friends both old and new along the way, see if Doug can make it
through the Jungle of Jersey…before Rush Hour! This demonstration
is suitable for all ages.
Trapped at Tripletree (Forces)
**Summer Reading Theme 2009**
Somewhere on a quiet
street, you will find the oldest building in a town called
Tripletree. Many people say it's filled with secrets.
Some are convinced they’ve seen things through the windows.
Still others have entered and have never been the same again.
Despite all these warnings, those that enter should be fine, so long
as they leave at night before the clock strikes nine. However,
this was not the case for Charlie and Abby, who got locked inside
and are now trapped in the oldest building in town… The Tripletree
Library! Join us as we learn about the science of forces by
telling the tale of Trapped at Tripletree. By using
experiments that can be tried at home with force, pressure,
leverage, water, and much more; discover what happens inside the
library after it’s closed!
This demonstration is suitable for ages 5-12.
The Planet of the Others (Theme - Space, Fire, & Light)
In a future with space travel, force fields, and technology beyond
understanding, the Earth that you know, no longer exists! You see,
tension is mounting on Earth between the peaceful northern
hemisphere and the renegade southern hemisphere. Desperate to save
his hemisphere from the powerful General Stare and the South, the
President of the North sends Larkin, his only daughter and her
pilot, Lt. Lightspeed to retrieve important technology from the
Planet of the Others. Join us as we learn about the science of Fire
& Light by telling the tale of the Planet of the Others. Using
a Tesla Coil, flash paper, firework glasses, exploding bottles, and much
more, discover whether Larkin and Lightspeed will make it back to
Earth in time! This demonstration is suitable for ages 5-12.
The Bugs of Blackwood (Matter)
**Summer Reading Theme 2008**
Benjamin has a good life living on
Blackwood Avenue. Most of his neighbors are friendly. He
has a large extended family always there to help him. And on
most days you’ll find him working in the garden. However, all
this was about to change the day he was accidentally brought into
the house. You see, Benjamin is a bug and now he must be
rescued! Join us as we learn about the science of matter by
telling the tale of The Bugs of Blackwood. By using
experiments with fire, gas, air pressure, water, chemicals, and much
more; see if Benjamin’s friends can save him before all hope is
squashed! This demonstration is suitable for ages 5-12.
Midnight at Normandy (Electricity)
**New for 2008**
What you are going to hear is not a bedtime story; in fact, it’s not
a story at all. You see, in a town not too far away from here there
was a kid named Jonathan who never had trouble falling asleep…until
the night he heard a sound and saw a light coming from the
shed in his backyard. Against his better judgment, Jonathan snuck
out of the house, walked through the darkness, and discovered he’s
not alone! Join us as we use exciting equipment to learn about the
science of electricity by telling the tale of Midnight at Normandy.
By using a Tesla Coil, Van de Graaff Generator, insulators, and
conductors, discover exactly what Jonathan saw inside the shed!
is suitable for ages 5-12.
Potions (Theme - Dry Ice)
**Halloween Theme 2007**
On the outskirts of
school grounds, sits a building named Doolittle, which contains a
hidden underground laboratory. And as the story goes, Doolittle is
watched by a ferocious guard determined to protect its mysteries
forever. Join us as we learn about the concept of matter, its three
states (solid, liquid, and gas), and how to change matter from one
state to another by telling the tale of Doolittle as we discover the
secrets of this hidden laboratory, perform narrow escapes, witness
surprising discoveries, and reveal an unbelievable ending. With
screaming quarters, jets of gas to taste, popping potions,
incredible showers of smoke-filled bubbles, and buckets of fog,
discover how all of this is created by the two “coolest” things in
the world...Dry Ice and Imagination! This demonstration is suitable
for all ages.
Sundown on Sycamore Street (Theme - Air Pressure)
**Halloween Theme 2005**
On the edge of town
there is a street call Sycamore, which holds a frightening secret.
So terrible is the legend of Sycamore Street that every child in
town knows never to get caught there after dark. But Bill and his
sister Terry just moved into town and they were never told! Join us
as we learn about the science of gas and air pressure by telling the
tale of Bill and Terry’s adventure through town as they chase
floating ghosts, hide from town bullies, and escape from danger.
Using fiery spiders, exploding water jugs, floating eyeballs, a
whirlwind of toilet paper, and amazing dry ice experiments, discover
why Sycamore Street at sundown is a very scary place! This
demonstration is suitable for all ages.
Dragons & Dreams (Theme - Fire & Ice)
**Summer Reading Theme 2005**
castles, kings, a dragon keeper, an Ice Sorceress, the Horn of Fire,
two villagers, and a daring journey to save the entire kingdom,
enjoy this spectacular adventure as we're swept away to a world
where dragons are real, dreams come true, and only the most daring
of people will survive to tell the tale! Join us as we learn
about the science of Fire & Ice by telling a tale of Dragons &
Dreams using experiments of flash paper, exploding bottles, "cool"
dry ice, and much more. Wouldn't dragon's breath be an amazing
is suitable for all ages.