Report by Kelsey Tredgett, Kate Woolley, Will Howden and Jake Halliwell Year 10 Media Studies
The Secret Science of Superheroes
Can you really move things using just your mind or turn yourself invisible? Dr Matt
Pritchard from Science Magic Shows gave our Year 7 pupils the surprising answer.
The pupils were treated to an amazing show where it was demonstrated how fictional
superhero powers can in fact be made possible using science.
Pupils were asked to attempt to move a straw using just their minds. One student,
to the shock of their friends, appeared to achieve this! However it was revealed
that this was actually accomplished using static electricity.
The whole room was wowed when Dr Pritchard pulled a ball out of what seemed to be
just a beaker of water and on-lookers were flabbergasted as they witnessed him hit
his thumb with a hammer and feel no pain simply using putty!
Dr Pritchard said: “I’m here to show pupils that amazing things in comic books and
film are actually real life science.”