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Sheila Kerrigan, The Mime Who Talks!

Sheila Kerrigan, The Mime Who Talks!

Sheila Kerrigan performs her show, The Scientific Mime, or, What’s Up With Gravity? for children in grades 3-5. Science and Mime?! Once you’ve seen a mime struggling against invisible forces like gravity, pulls, and inertia, they become as real as concrete. After you’ve repeated sound and motion

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Videos: Excerpts from The Scientific Mime, or, What's Up With Gravity?


Program Description

Start your Physics lessons with these fun, interactive videos. “The Scientific Mime” uses her movement expertise to illustrate concepts in Physical Science Standards: Forces and Motion, for 3rd-5th graders. She invites students to participate by reading aloud with her and performing sound-and-movement gestures for key vocabulary. She employs the tools of a mime–invisible walls (Push), ropes


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Program Detail

Program type: Virtual/Online Program
Artistic Discipline: Theater
Cultural Origin: European
Subject: Science
Population Served Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5
Bilingual: No
Available dates:

When you are introducing Forces and Motion concepts

Available times:

During you science class

Length of :Program Each video lasts approximately 5 minutes.
Space / technical requirements:

You need to be able to download or stream a video.


Your classroom

Fees / Ticketing:

$10 per video


NC Standard Course of Study:



NC Essential Standards:

NCES 2-5 Science, Physical Science, Forces and Motion:  3.P.1, 4.P.1, 5.P.1

Theatre Arts: Grades 3-5: C.1, C.2

Supporting Materials

Study Guide for Videos


Concepts and Standards in What's Up With Gravity Videos



Conducts educational programming for 2 or more years: Yes
Performs criminal background checks on staff with youth contact: Yes
Maintains general liability insurance (Individuals and organizations listed in this Directory can provide proof of insurance upon request. ASC does not hold copies of current documentation for providers): Yes
Three letters of recommendation / references available: Yes
Provides study guides for teachers and or students: Yes
Connects to State and or Common Core Curriculum Standards: Yes
Provides tools to assess student learning (workshops and residencies): Yes
Conducts ongoing assessments of program quality: Yes


  • The Scientific Mime, or, What's Up With Gravity? Here's a taste of my show for 3rd-5th graders.


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