Black Holes, Photosynthesis And Electomagnetic Coils – For Dummies

Cast of i Think i Can L-R: Tammy Nera, Matthew Brown, Tosh Sutherland, Kyle Brown, Tangara Jones, Jennifer Stewart

Cast of i Think i Can L-R: Tammy Nera, Matthew Brown, Tosh Sutherland, Kyle Brown, Tangara Jones, Jennifer Stewart

Ever wonder about this confusing science stuff?

I hear ya.

In the award-winning show i Think i Can, the class science teacher Miss McColl (hilariously played by Melody Johnson) energizes her students with her passion for physics and discovery and challenges them to win First Prize at this year’s Science Fair.

But what the heck IS a black hole? What does photosynthesis even mean? And who really cares about electromagnetic energy anyway? A quick Wikipedia summary:

  1. BLACK HOLES: A black hole is a region of space from which nothing, not even light, can escape.“Hyperbolic orbits following an inverse-square gravitational force field…”
  2. PHOTOSYNTHESIS: A process that converts carbon dioxide into organic compounds, especially sugars, using the energy from sunlight. The process plants use to grow from sunlight.
  3. ELECTROMAGNETIC COILS: is formed when a conductor (usually an insulated solid copper wire) is wound around a core or form to create an inductor or electromagnet.

“Science, Science, SCIENCE! And today in SCIENCE, we’ll study the laws of motion. Oh, the laws of motion are my favourite notion…” – Miriam McColl

Now get to science class. And if you can’t get to class, go watch i Think i Can and see how we TAP into E=mc2!

– Shawn B
www.Twitter.com/ShawnByfield

I Think I Can Ottawa

I Think I Can Tap Dance Show Ottawa

i Think i Can

OTTAWA:
National Arts Centre

May 11th – 28th, 2011
Click Here To Get OTTAWA Show Info And Tickets

Behind The Scenes of I Think I Can – Opening Night

So. If you needed to know, the cast of award winning musical I Think I Can is pretty hot. True story.

If you’ve only seen them in costume on stage, let me assure you: each cast member is a certified Maxim or GQ model. Not only do their tap dance feet burn up floors, but they set every camera in a room on fire!

Here’s photos from opening night celebration at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa. Peter Hinton, artistic director of the NAC and Allen MacInnis, artistic director of LKTYP were in attendance along with hundreds of energized fans who just watched the show…

…And gave it a Standing Ovation.

Congratulations to The Tap Firm on taking over- and turning heads- in the Nation’s Capital.

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The ladies: Melody Johnson, Tammy Nera, Tangara Jones, Jamie McRoberts & Jennifer Stewart strike a pose

The ladies: Melody Johnson, Tammy Nera, Tangara Jones, Jamie McRoberts & Jennifer Stewart strike a pose

Gentlemen: Kyle Brown, Shawn Byfield, Matthew Brown, David Cox & Tosh Sutherland.

Gentlemen: Kyle Brown, Shawn Byfield, Matthew Brown, David Cox & Tosh Sutherland.

Tangara Jones & Jennifer Stewart work the red carpet.

Tangara Jones & Jennifer Stewart work the red carpet.

NAC Artistic Director Peter Hinton with Co-creator and Choreographer Shawn Byfield

NAC Artistic Director Peter Hinton with Co-creator and Choreographer Shawn Byfield

Co-creator & Choreographer Shawn Byfield strikes a pose with cast member Matthew Brown

Co-creator & Choreographer Shawn Byfield strikes a pose with cast member Matthew Brown

The cast of I Think I Can all smiles at Canada's National Arts Centre.

The cast of I Think I Can all smiles at Canada's National Arts Centre.

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The Complete Guide To Finding The Perfect Woman At Recess

Ahh yes. The mystery of Woman. Hear her roar.

Us mortal men have asked the same pressing questions for centuries: What does she want? What does she mean? Why is she: [doing this] [saying that] [acting weird] [eating so much] [not eating anything] with me?

My futile attempt to search for the answers may humour most women. Apparently they humour easily when us men (they actually refer to us as “boys”) – try to come up with the right answer*

* MAN NOTE: When she gives you a multiple choice question, always choose “Secret Option C.”

Example: She asks “Do you think my friend Stacy is attractive?” Loaded question, right? Your response choices:

A) Umm, yes (leading her to think various things, resulting in her calling you a pig for liking her friends)

B) Umm, no (leading her to think various things, resulting in her calling you insensitive for not liking her friends)

SECRET OPTION C) Because the correct answer doesn’t exist.

You’ll NEVER fully figure them out during recess. Or lunch, or after school for that matter. But if you’re a man seeking truth and wisdom into the minds and hearts of the superior species, let this guide help:

  1. BE NICE. Help her out. If she misplaces her baton or loses her glasses, pick them up and offer assistance.
  2. BE FUNNY. If you have a knack for jokes, make her laugh. Every Frufie likes a guy with a sense of humor. If you suck at jokes, skip this one. Because she’ll be laughing AT you, not with you.
  3. BE SUPPORTIVE. Encourage her when she’s scared and you’ll win her heart every time.
  4. BE SMART. You don’t need to know every answer to Jeopardy. But learn a thing or two about Science. Because it’s all about chemistry.
  5. BE PLAYFUL. Stop being so serious all the time and let loose. Show you have a youthful side. Play games like “Hot Potato” and “Stella Ella Olla” with the others and you might get the “awwww” card.
  6. BE A MAN. There’s a time for sensitivity. And there’s a time to stand tall. So every now and then show off your masculine prowess and swing on the monkey bars. They like that.

There are more secret techniques. But put these few to work immediately at recess and you’ll find your perfect mate. I think… Please tweet me at @ShawnByfield with your feedback. Good luck!

– Shawn B

I Think I Can Ottawa

I Think I Can Tap Dance Show Ottawa

i Think i Can

TORONTO:
Lorraine Kimsa Theatre for Young People

April 4th – May 5th, 2011
Get TORONTO Info And Tickets

OTTAWA:
National Arts Centre

May 11th – 28th, 2011
Get OTTAWA Info And Tickets