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Professor Wow

Discipline: Interdisciplinary
Homebase: Edmonton
Languages: English, French
Grant Eligibility: Eligible for 40% AIE

Aytahn Ross has been performing professionally since 1998 having wowed and educated one million people around the world as a solo artist as well as with his signature character The Great Balanzo. Amongst his achievements, he’s been invited to present work at the Banff Arts Centre, performed a solo for Canada’s Governor General, and produced a theatre series at the National Arts Centre. When not performing and touring, Aytahn is working on a Bachelor of Education degree.


Professor Wow

School Year: 24-25
Discipline: Interdisciplinary
Offered Languages: English, French
Grade Suitability: K - 9
Duration: 45 mins.
Capacity: 600
Tech Requirements: 90-minute set up time
Available Formats: In Person

Lower Mainland
Fraser Valley & Howe Sound
Vancouver Island Lower
Vancouver Island Mid
Vancouver Island North

There's a magical world of science all around us, exerting forces that shape our reality. Professor Wow! uses his mind-boggling circus skills to reveal these invisible forces that are right under our noses. The professor uses floating objects to demonstrate how air pressure works. He breaks the sound barrier with the crack of a bullwhip to give students a visceral understanding of sound waves. He brings the concept of lift to life, helping them understand how airplanes fly. With his expert juggling and balancing skills, Professor Wow! demonstrates Newton's three laws of motion and more.

Testimonials & Reviews

“I like how kid-friendly you have made the laws of motion. I reviewed it with the kids today and they were able to explain it very easily back to me. We really enjoyed your performance and my kids learned a lot, not to mention having fun while watching! ” Anderson Elementary, Richmond, BC
“Thank you for teaching most of my science unit this year!” Bisset School, Edmonton, AB
Professor Wow was awesome! He was so entertaining. We couldn't stop laughing. I was going to only stay for the first show but found it so hilarious that I watched all 3 showings yesterday. Khalsa School, Surrey, BC

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