Three . . . Two . . . One . . . IGNITION!
It’s not Rocket Science is a science fiction activity in English that includes clowning, magic, juggling, and puppetry.
The activity combines learning English and traveling throughout outer space.
Ruskus Patruskus finds a job as a secret agent, and he gets a risky secret mission: getting on a space rocket and going to a mysterious planet to seek aliens.
Luckily enough, Ruskus is not alone in his adventure; children help him, and they become the spaceship crew.
However, since the spaceship is nuclear-powered, first they must learn a little about atoms.
Once in space, they have to take a close look at the planets and the galaxy to guide the rocket without ending up in a black hole!
When the rocket finally lands on the mysterious planet, the children and Ruskus get a big surprise.
Indeed, aliens are very strange as their color changes all the time: now they are red, now they are blue. What is the reason of this mystery? The team has to make some experiments to find it out.
The activity’s vocabulary has been carefully selected to be suitable for 3rd to 6th-grade students, and a guide with exercises reinforces the learning process.
- Show’s title: It’s not Rocket Science.
- Author and performer: Ruskus Patruskus.
- Play’s genre and subject: children’s show about aliens and outer space.
- Language: 95% in English and 5% in Catalan. It includes a teacher’s guide.
- Duration: 45 min.
- Age range: 3rd to 6th-grade.
- Performing space: any place with a minimum surface area of 3 x 4 m.
- Sound and equipment: a 20 W battery-powered amplifier is included. There is no need of microphone, neither platform nor special lighting. In performances with 80 children or more, a 250 W PA system with wireless microphone is provided.
- Set up and strike time: set up 45 min, strike 25 min. (Performances with PA system: set up 1 h, strike 35 min).