The Bad Science Show

“Who would have thought science could be funny let alone hilarious?”
– Herald Sun

A crash course in critical thinking, an award-winning science incursion for high schools and an unforgettable experience.

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A Crash Course in Critical Thinking

The world is filled with pseudoscience, fake news and alternative facts, much of it aimed at young people.

That’s why I created The Bad Science Show, a crash course in critical thinking designed but to not only get Australian secondary students thinking logically and sceptically but to get them literally screaming and laughing with excitement about applying those ideas to the world around.

In this award winning science incursion, I demonstrate the placebo effect by hammering a five inch nail into my head. I explore the differences between causation and correlation by walking on broken glass with bare feet. I demonstrate why you can’t trust anecdotal evidence by seemingly bending a spoon with the power of my mind.

We explore topics like sample sizes, double blind tests, science journalism and source verification using magic, sideshow stunts and comedy that students have not seen before and will not forget anytime soon.

Backed up by full teacher’s resources and over a decade of performances at hundreds of schools around Australia and the world, The Bad Science Show.

“Bad Science had our students sitting on the edge of their seats…a real treat for staff and students.”
-Dela Salle College, Canberra

“Once again you provided a fantastic show for us. To keep over a hundred boys on the edge of their seats for an hour is an amazing achievement.”
-Scotch College, Melbourne

“The Bad Science Show was an amazing afternoon and it was a great learning experience and all the girls who attended were left mystified.”
-St Benedict’s College, Sydney

See deception up close at Sleight Night

Join me and my friends each month at Sleight Night and witness the best close up magic in Australia. Shows book out early so book now to ensure you don't miss out.

The Important Stuff

Years 7-10

60 minutes

Curriculum Links:
General Capabilities
Critical and Creative Thinking
Science As Human Endeavour

Yr 7  – ACSHE119
Yr 8 –  ACSHE134
Yr 9 –   ACSHE160
Yr 10 – ACSHE162

Science Inquiry Skills

Yr 7 –  ACSIS124
Yr 8 –  ACSIS139
Yr 9 – ACSIS164
Yr 10 – ACSIS164

$880 per show up to 100 students. For groups over 100, $7.50 per additional student. Discounts apply for low socio-economic schools. Contact Nicholas for more information

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– Data Projector (HDMI/VGA input)
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Additional Information:
Nicholas has a full WWCC and $20 million PLI. Details available on request.