The ‘Science Brothers’ is an non-profit outreach program aimed at getting elementary and middle school students interested in STEM (Science Technology Engineering Mathematics) activities. The program centers around the dynamics of two brothers, who specialize in different fields, argue over whose science is ‘cooler’. The result is a fun and wacky trip exploring different premises in science; light, sound, energy; with examples and demonstrations from the realms of chemistry, physics, and electricity.
The program is based out of the Naval Surface Warfare Center Panama City Division (NSWC PCD). The program is free for schools and last about 40 minutes. All Bay County Schools are encouraged to schedule a show. Schools in nearby areas up to a 90 minute drive from the Navy Base can also request a show.
History of The Program
The program is a rebirth of an old show called “Doctor Science” featuring a main character, Doctor Science, and his side-kick, Mr. Gallagher. The program ran for many years in the 90s before shutting down. The following video is some clips from the old show:
Fast Forward to Today…
The ‘Science Brothers’ pick up where the first show left off with the two sons of Doctor Science, Bill and Dan Science, competing over who’s field is ‘cooler’ to the kids. However, the over-arching theme is still to instill in kids that the wonderful things in our world are not magic, but Science!
More photos of our adventures can be found on our Flickr Stream.
Schedule a Show
The ‘Science Brothers’ are eager to to engage kids at your school. To pick a date and request a show, click here. Also make sure we don’t already plan on visiting your school by checking our Calendar.
Learn More About The Experiments Performed
For explanations of the science behind the demonstrations on stage, check out our Demonstration Explanations. We soon hope to have posted some follow up experiments that can be performed in class or at home.
Any show that results in Press coverage we will tag Press. Our first show at an elementary school was covered by the local media. The following are a few different news stories covering our program:
Cast & Crew
The people involved in the show include: