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Student Reviews from West Ruislip, Elementary, London

"Dear Mrs. Hart, I would like to thank you for the really awesome assembly.  I thought the whole assembly was great. I really liked the part where you made the can implode. The aliens were very funny. That was one of the most amazing assemblies I have ever seen. I think you should make a TV show with your talent. Well I gotta run. See ya."


"Dear Mrs. Hart, Thank you for coming to our school on Math Science Day. I really think that the show you presented was beyond fantastic. Everyone loved the part when you made the can make a pop sound. You showed things we would not try to do. Like when you made the cups with the string and sponge. I thought you were going to see if you light the sponge on fire and find out if the string would catch fire. But instead we just made evil laughing sounds with them. My favorite part of the show was when you lit the handkerchief on fire but nothing happened to it. To me that was just so great to understand how something could catch on fire without getting burned. The show was lovely and I just wanted to say thank you for the show."


Dear Mrs. Hart, I really liked your show. My favorite parts were when the can imploded, because anything imploding is cool. My other favorite part was when you burnt the paper and it just disappeared; now that was just awesome. It was really nice of you to come and show us your show. The spaceship was pretty neat, even though it wasn't what I thought it would be, but to tell you the truth what it was, was a lot better than what I thought it would be, Thank you very, very, much."


SR 71    Blackbird

Michael has hours in this plane.


Astronaut Want-a-be

Space, Science and Other Things

Elementary (K-8) Interactive Space Show

Move over Harry Potter...because science is magic...or is it? After eight years of performing my space show for children around the world, I have written a manual, Space, Science and Other Things, for you to be able to do the entire show, step-by-step, word-for-word and experiment-by-experiment. Check out the preview and look at the table of contents for what’s included in the manual. All children love aliens and astronauts; so get the book, present the show and get children fired up about science. The show uses from 54 to 70 audience volunteers to come up on stage and do basic science experiments, while you impress and wow them with scientific principles, while hidden aliens make sudden appearances sending the audience into screaming frenzies.

Parents and Boy Scouts can use the book to do the many experiments and to build the mission control board and awesome space shuttle with the directions from U.S. Space Camp. Directions for building three different size shuttles are included. The show lasts about 1 ½ hours and the book has the music and directions for all of the magic tricks, plus where to purchase supplies if needed. I will walk you through the entire show and pass on my tips to you. Use as much of the book as you need for your production and most of all; add your own spark of creativity to the performance. You will have to spend an initial fee to purchase some materials for the show, but then the materials will be yours to keep.

In March 2015, "Hartflame Productions" will be scheduling shows around Las Vegas. If you are interested in more information about having a show for your child's birthday bash or assembly, please email for more details.

Pricing:  $175.00 for a two hour show no matter how many children you invite. Set-up time is about 45 minutes to an hour so please allow for this time when scheduling your party/event. Tear-down time is a bit faster, but still in the 45 minute range. The show will involve 124 volunteers from your audience to participate in the experiments. Props include a 1/2 scale inflatable model of the nosecone of the Endeavor space craft, six foot astronaut holding a U.S. flag and an LED mission control board.


Manifest # 2 – (Floating ball) Introduction - Rules for presentation

* Science is Magic - Magic tricks

–  U.S. flag & ball/stick trick

-   Pink floating hanky

-   Color Changing Hanky

-   Red Hanky

-   Disappearing mouse & card/orange trick (use Magic Wand) - 1 child

-   Disappearing coke bottle

-   Pringle & coke bottle trick - 1 child

-   Bottle upside down trick

-   Yellow dot trick

-   Cobra tie trick

-   Crayon card trick - 1 child

* I'VE GOT THE POWER – MUSIC - D’lite thumbs

* Mission: Knowledge is Power – Yell it to the audience. * ALIENS!

* Knowledge is Power

- Ping-pong Balls - 4 smart people

- Open/Closed Circuits – energy balls – 2 adults

- Energy sticks – 3 adults and 6 children

* Mission: Knowledge is Power – Yell it to the audience. * ALIENS!

* Chemical/Physical Changes

- Physical change, magic scissors & sheet of paper - 1 child, 1 adult

- Chemical change – flash paper

- Create snow - 1 child

- Purple Paradox experiment - 1 child

* Mission: Knowledge is Power – Yell it to the audience. * ALIENS!

* Matter - balloons (Is air matter?)

- Bed of nails - 1 child, 1 adult

- Balloon pop with pin and skewer 1 child, 3 adults

* Acids/Bases - vinegar and baking soda – experiments

- Watch reaction in glass (made carbon dioxide gas)

- Catch gas in wine bottle & balloon (blows up balloon) – say magic words

- Force of reaction with wine bottle & cork (shoot cork off bottle)

* Sound Vibrations

- Tuning rod

- Metal sound rod

- Colored string machine

- Slinky - 1 adult

- Shuttle telephone phone – 2 children

- Red and green sound tubes – 6 children

- Thunder tubes – 2 adults

- Chicken Cups – 12 people

* Air Pressure

- Bottle fountain – 1 child

- Blue air gun - 1 adult

- Marshmallow crusher – 1 adult

- Air pressure mat & stool - 1 child, 1 adult

- Levitron high flyers - 1 child, 1 adult – questionable to remove

- Rocket launcher – 2 children

- Air bags – 6 children, 6 adults

- Blower & toilet paper – 1 child

* Newton’s 3 Laws of Motion

1st Law – body at rest tends to stay at rest – 1 adult (inertia machine)

2nd Law – rolling ball will change directions/speed if hit by a bigger ball  – 1 adult

3rd Law – opposite and equal reactions – 8 children, 2 adults (rocket balloons)

-   Opposite/Equal reaction – yo-yo – 3 children

-   Balloon race – opposite/equal reaction – 1 child, 1 adult

* Forces

- Centrifugal Force with bucket of water

- Screaming balloons – 3 children, 3 adults

- Crushing egg in palm of hand – 6 children, 6 adults

* Expanding/Contracting

- Expanding baby bottle – 2 children

- Hoberman Sphere – 5 children

* Crushing Cans

-  Aluminum cans crushed with air pressure

* Alcohol/Water

– White hanky set on fire and does not burn

* Van de Graaf Generator

- Static electricity (fun fly sticks) - 1 child, 1 adult

- Hair rising (audience volunteers)

* Test  

Front of Book               Back of Book

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Space, Science & Other Things - a "FUN approach and strategy for teaching science, math, music and language arts to elementary and middle school students. The book is a manual for presenting a 1 ½ hour “Interactive, Chemistry/Physics Show” for a multitude of audiences from Preschool through 8th grade, integrating the subjects using a space science theme…a show filled with science, magic, music, aliens, experiments, as well as directions for building a mission control panel, alien costumes, student uniforms, building a space shuttle cabin that holds about 24 students or more, along with using 54 audience participants. Twenty-one chapters are filled with instructions and step-by-step directions, dialogue, diagrams, pictures, suggested activities, objectives, experiments, sample letters, permission forms and certificates to help guide teachers to be creative in their teaching to be able to present the show to their schools. *For privacy reasons, student faces have been blocked out.

Printed: 257 pages, 8.5" x 11", perfect binding, 60# white interior paper, black and white interior ink, 100# exterior paper, full-color exterior ink.  Also available in color and in hardcopy.

ISBN: 1-4116-4674-6       Copyright: © 2005  Standard Copyright License 


 I'VE SEEN THIS SHOW!!!!!   12 Sep 2005 by Michael Daniels


I was a student of Mrs. Bojtos's on Guam. This show blew my mind. I may have just been young, but it was the most amazing thing I had ever seen. There were so many magic tricks and science experiments... It kept my interest because I never knew what was going to happen next. And the space shuttle was awesome.

I recommend to anyone who teaches science, math, or theatre to get this book. If you want to capture young minds, this is the way to go. It worked on me. I never got below a 90 in any science class after having Mrs. Bojtos Hart. I have never got below a 90 in any science class after having Mrs. Bojtos Hart. 


Master Teacher Turns Aliens into Children (Just Kidding!)  November  2005 - American Embassy London

Anyone who had the privilege of attending Sandra Hart's Science Show on Saturday, November 19, was given a unique opportunity to see a master teacher at work. Like a professor worthy of inclusion in a Harry Potter novel, she performed a myriad of "tricks" which delighted the children and impressed the adults. Her precise timing and humorous delivery insured that no one left uninspired.  The Community Liaison Office (CLO) office would like to thank Sandra for the immense amount of work she put into this presentation and for her obvious dedication and love for her subject matter. 


Wait 'till you see the excitement on the children's faces!!!     21 May 2006 by Charles Spencer     

I have seen the show twice as well as read this book.  The book is well written and logically organized for anyone to do the space show. Added benefit are the listing of web sites and illustrations that help make the show that much better.  Any kid as well as any adult will find the show informative and fun. I cannot describe the children's excitement and fun during the show. Parents come up to Mrs. Hart after the show  telling her how spellbound their children were during the show. This is no BS! The way scientific fact and theorem were presented in the show will really make your kid want to learn and have fun doing it..  


Space Show at Feltwell Elementary School   -   6 June 2006 by Tom LaRue Principal, Feltwell ES

The experience was a unique one for our students. I was skeptical that they could maintain their attention for such an extended period of time, but clearly, Ms. Hart proved me wrong. Students were at the edge of their seats, and there was never a dull moment.


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