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Everything you need to know about Science

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Following the success of their first show The Complete History of Malta (More or Less), the More or Less Theatre team reprised their winning formula of interactive and fun family theatre with an educational twist. This time focusing on science and all the wonders that go with it, our two crazy actors combine live experiments with silly characters and situations to present an action-packed hour of laughs and learning.

 

The show first premiered in Valletta at the Żigużajg Kids & Youth Arts Festival in 2012 and is bound to appeal to audiences of all ages. However if you wish to minimize your chances of getting soaked, disintegrated or eaten, we recommend that you don’t sit towards the front!

 

Veteran performers Malcolm Galea and Joseph Zammit star in this show once again – ensuring that audiences are in super-safe hands – assuming of course that the experiments work as they should…

Everything we know about Science at a Glance

  • Big Bang

    Over 13 billion years ago, the Universe was created with a Big Bang and a great many stars started forming all over the place. Nobody knows how or why this happened but it must have been pretty cool to watch!

  • Solar system

    About four and a half billion years ago, our very own Sun was formed with eight planets and a lot of other stuff spinning around it. One of those planets was the Earth. That's the thing we're standing on right now.

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    The first sign of life appears on Earth around 3.7 billion years ago. Some fossils have been found that are over three billion years old! We bet you didn't know that most of these living organisms were wiped out quite suddenly about 252 million years ago...

  • Dinosaurs

    The first dinosaurs appeared about 232 million years ago and they dominated the Earth for over 160 million years until they quite suddenly went extinct.

  • Malta prehistory

    Early humans started to evolve from primates 2.3 million years ago. The guy in the picture is known as Homo Habilis and it is thought that over the years, he developed into us! Isn't he a handsome fellow?

  • Malta fire

    It is believed that humans started learning how to control fire around a million years ago, and by 100,000 years ago, fire was being used all over the world. This was one of humanity's first steps towards discovering and learning more about our world. The first scientists knew how to make fire. Now they can make nuclear fission!

  • Solar system

    Nicolaus Copernicus was an astronomer (a guy who spends a lot of time looking into space) who first noticed that the Sun was at the centre of the Solar System and not the Earth as people believed. Back then it was quite a big deal to present scientific observations that went against what most people believe - and it kind of still is now!

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    An Italian physicist named Galileo Galilei came to be known as the father of Modern Science after playing a large role in the Scientific Revolution. Although the Scientific Revolution wasn't quite as cool as it sounds, it established the way we look at science today and thanks to it we have all kinds of cool stuff like video games, mobile phones and jumbo jets.

  • Malta physics

    An English pyhsicist named Isaac Newton made many important scientific observations and his Laws of Motion and Law of Gravity influenced how we saw the universe for the next three hundred years. It is thought that Newton came up with his theory on gravity after he saw an apple fall off a tree and he started thinking "why do things fall?"

  • Electricity

    Over a million years after people learned how to control fire, an American named Benjamin Franklin started experimenting with ways to control lightning. This led to studies on how to make and use electricity. Can you imagine where we'd be without electricity? You wouldn't even be reading this!

  • Malta biology

    Antoine Lavoisier contribited a lot to the fields of chemistry and biology and is nowadays known as the Father of Modern Chemistry. He was a French noblemen who lived during the French Revolution and, unfortunately for him, his final observations were of the insides of a guillotine... 

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    The atomic theory is developed by John Dalton, an English physicist. This theory says that everything in the universe is made out of tiny little things called atoms. When these atoms are combined or rearranged in some way, a chemical reaction is caused.

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    The English naturalist Charles Darwin proposed the theory of natural selection which enabled all living things to evolve. At the time, this wasn't a very popular theory since people weren't too keen on the idea that our ancestors were a bunch of monkeys. He also married his own cousin. Eww...

  • Albert Einstein

    Albert Einstein is probably the most famous scientist of all time and with good reason since he was super-smart! His general theory of relativity enables scientists to understand the universe a bit better.

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    A molecular biologist named Oswald Avery and his team discover that Deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) contains genetic information for every form of life. Everyone gets their DNA from their parents and that's why we end up looking like them.

  • Yuri Gagarin becomes the first man in space when he did an orbit of the Earth in the Vostok 3KA. Eight years later, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin become the first people to land on the moon.

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