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Danger at St Magnet's

Comic musical mayhem on materials, heat and magnets

St Magnet's School

The year is 1946 and we find ourselves in the staffroom at St Magnet’s Primary School in the sleepy village of Upper Copperbottom. The distinguished headmaster has been asked to judge the village marrow competition when school cook, Mrs Dingleberry, notices the boiler is on the blink.
Could there be a fault with the bimetallic strip in the thermostat?
Or are there any other materials involved?
Furthermore, why is there a magnet in the stockroom? Who has stolen the prized silver trophy and what is the music teacher Miss Baldock doing in the village church belfry?

“…superior script, staff loved the themes as well as the simplicity of the teaching points”

J Barrett (Deputy Head), St Margaret’s Lee C of E School, London

Science Content Lower KS2 / KS1

pressure building in the boiler

Materials and properties.

  • The children are encouraged to recognise a variety of different materials and to sort them into groups of natural and man-made.
  • Simple properties (appearance, hardness, magnetic or non-magnetic) are demonstrated with the emphasis on magnetic and thermal (expansion) properties.
  • The reasons for choosing certain materials for specific uses are illustrated.

Science Content Upper KS2

the silver throphy

As KS 1 but in greater detail.

  • Thermal expansion is treated further with a use and demonstration of the bimetallic strip.
  • Expansion is explained in terms of molecules and the mechanism for heat transfer is demonstrated.
  • The magnetic properties of a current-carrying wire are illustrated with a simple demonstration of the electromagnet.



Are you a science teacher? The shows will reinforce your teaching plan, and make you laugh.
Not a science teacher? You can be confident Kinetic shows are solidly based on the National Curriculum for Science, and will also make you laugh.

In preparation you will be emailed a ‘Pre-Show Information Pack’. This includes all the science covered in the show, suggested pre and post show activities and discussions.

You can find more information on our FAQ page.

We will answer any of your science questions both before and after a show. Why not email us one now?

Pricing structure and how to book

measuring with a thermometer

You can provisionally book a show by phoning the office. We can discuss any questions you have and check times and dates.

A Kinetic show costs £395 + VAT (1 performance) or £695 + VAT (2 performances). Most schools don’t have to pay the VAT.

It works out less than £1.75 per head based on 2 performances with 200 children per performance!

We often have special offers, so please ask when you contact us.



    Currently not on tour. Due for revival 2021.

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