Thank you for submitting your request for a ScienceTellers school assembly! This page has all the information you will need about what to expect the day of your program.

Program Description
Downloadable Flier
Payment Methods
Program Requirements
Room Setup
Arrival Time
Contact Information
Enrichment Guides
Next Generation Science Standards


Ahoy there! Set sail with us on a thrilling action-packed adventure about a crew of quirky pirates marooned on a desert island. With mutiny and high-tide looming, they must rescue their salty captain and find a way off the island before all hope is lost … at sea!

Throughout the story, volunteers from the audience will help us explore the incredible science behind clouds, combustion, air pressure, physical and chemical changes, inertia, pressure, scientific variables and more. Don't miss this refreshing nautical tale with a twist!

Next Generation Science Standards

Each ScienceTellers program is designed around Next Generation Science Standards, so you can be sure the material in your assembly supports the curriculum in your classroom. This year's ScienceTellers program addresses the following NGSS Disciplinary Core Ideas:

Physical Sciences
PS1.A: Structure & Property of Matter
PS1.B: Chemical Reactions
PS2.A: Forces & Motion
PS2.B: Types of Interactions
PS3.A: Definitions of Energy
PS3.B: Conservation of Energy & Energy Transfer
PS3.C: Relationship Between Energy & Forces

Engineering, Technology & Applications of Science
ETS1.A: Defining & Delimiting Engineering Problems
ETS1.B: Developing Possible Solutions
ETS1.C: Optimizing the Design Solution

Beyond the Assembly

Our goal is to foster a deeper learning experience that goes beyond the assembly, expanding into the classroom and ending at home. Before your assembly, we will send you our three enrichment guides. You can also download them right from this page.

Study Guide
Before the assembly, the Study Guide helps teachers prepare their students for the information that will be presented in the program, including key scientific vocabulary and principles, as well as literary terms and concepts applicable to the storytelling portions of the show.

Click here to download our Study Guide as a PDF: "Pirates: Lost at Sea" Study Guide


Critical Thinking Guide
Our Critical Thinking Guide encourages purposeful reflection and discussion following the program, allowing students to relate what they learned in the assembly to their own personal experiences, as well as to other academic disciplines.

Click here to download our critical thinking guide as a PDF: "Pirates: Lost at Sea" Critical Thinking Guide


At-Home Activity Guide
ScienceTellers does more than just facilitate science experiments. We bring people together to learn by sharing an experience. In line with this philosophy, we provide students a science experiment to do at home with a family member to continue the learning and to create new shared experiences.

Click here to download our At-Home Activity Guide as a PDF: "Pirates: Lost at Sea" At-Home Activity Guide

Priced for Your Budget

ScienceTellers offers competitive school assembly pricing. Nevertheless, we understand that some schools are working with limited budgets. That's why we offer three ways to reduce your costs even further:

Size Discount
Pricing is tiered, depending on the number of students in the audience.

Multiple Show Discount
Reduce the cost of each program when you book two or more shows for the same day.

Block-Booking Discount
Share a day of programming with another school in your district and split the cost.

Pricing Tiers & Breakdown

Large - Under 300 students per show
Number of Shows Fee
1 show $575
2 shows, back-to-back $950
2 shows, split by lunch $1050
3 shows $1275
4 shows $1500

Medium - Under 150 students per show
Number of Shows Fee
1 show $500
2 shows, back-to-back $850
2 shows, split by lunch $925
3 shows $1125
4 shows $1300

Small - Under 75 students per show
Number of Shows Fee
1 show $425
2 shows, back-to-back $750
2 shows, split by lunch $800
3 shows $975
4 shows $1100

Payment Methods

There is NO deposit required to book a school assembly with ScienceTellers. Payment is due in full on or before the day of the program. There are two ways you can pay for your assembly:

  1. Credit Card. You can pay online by clicking the link in your email invoice or you can pay over the phone by calling 908-334-2525. You can also pay the day of the of the program by having the performer scan your credit card.

  2. Check. If paying by check, it must be mailed directly to our New Jersey billing office, before or immediately following the program. The performer is NOT allowed to accept the check in person. Our billing office address is:

PO Box 6741
Hillsborough, NJ


When you are ready to book your school assembly, please fill out the online Booking Request Form with as much information as possible. We will get back to you as fast as we can, usually within 24 hours. If you have any questions before beginning the booking process, you can reach us at or 908-334-2525.