Footprints in the Sky
The character, William B
Curious (Will B Curious for short), introduces himself and
establishes the nature of the show - This is a lot of fun and there
will be lots to join in with!
narrative is driven by a large ‘Book of Questions’ that directs the
character to experiment and enquire. Written in rhyme it begins by raising questions
related to basic science. There is also a ‘Curiosity Box’ from which objects
appear. The theme of the performance is a simple rhyme derived from the first part of the
curriculum - Ideas and Evidence.
answers is easy, you don’t need to try - Just ask a good question: How, What,
When or Why?
Act 2 Forces
A slapstick piece investigating the nature of different forces and their effects on objects. So how does a walking stick stand up unaided then fly through the air and whack our hapless hero on the bottom just when he bends over to pick up something that fell down due to the force of gravity?
honking cushion, a tempestuous trumpet, and a crazy kazoo, conspire
against Will to demonstrate some of the properties of sound: It has a source and
travels through a medium and it gets quieter as you move away from the source.
Act 4 Air and Gravity
Book of Questions now presents a riddle about air leading to a
section in which experimentation brings an understanding of the buoyancy and
density of the atmosphere. This develops into a colourful and balletic piece
ending with a spectacular magic trick that leads into properties of rainbows, then carries us into the next section on
Act 5 Investigative Skills
An amusing optical illusion demonstrates that although you use your senses to observe, they can deceive you, thus demonstrating the need for objective measurements.
Act 6 The water Cycle
section begins with an amusing but apposite look at the reason for the need of
living things to have a constant intake (and output) of water.
is followed by a magic trick in which water poured into a hat disappears,
leading to the question of where water comes from, where it goes, and where it
might have been!
This is followed by a magic trick in which water poured into a hat disappears, leading to the question of where water comes from, where it goes, and where it might have been!
Act 7 Application of what has been learned
hero now uses some of the information he has recently acquired
about how gravity can be balanced with the buoyancy of the atmosphere to enable
him to perform an entertaining trick. (In which he manages to walk with a large
feather balanced on his nose).
Act 8 Finale
N.B. This work is continuously evolving and there may be variations, additions, or exclusions from the above which is intended only as a guide.