The Science of Magic

The Science of Magic

For centuries magicians have used scientific principles to make people levitate in mid-air and vanish in the blink of an eye. Illusionist Bill Blagg’s one-of-a-kind educational experience, The Science of Magic, takes students on a rare, never-before-seen journey “behind the scenes” of the magic world. Students will discover firsthand how magicians use science to create their illusions!

Bill’s comedy-filled, action-packed, presentation is highly interactive and makes science fun and exciting! Students will use the Scientific Method to levitate one of their teachers in mid-air and even learn how the science of reflection can make their homework magically disappear! In addition, Bill even performs some of his mind-blowing, grand-scale illusions with a scientific twist! Bill caps the show off with an incredible display of the water cycle by making it snow from his bare hands! Students will watch in amazement as science creates magic right before their very eyes!

The Science of Magic is designed to excite, educate, intrigue and promote students to think “outside the box” and spawn their curiosity about how science and the Scientific Method are used by magicians to create the impossible!

Created by Bill Blagg

Best for Grades 1-5
60 Minutes – No Intermission


  • Scientific Method
  • Mirrors/light reflection/refraction
  • Trial and error
  • The value of failure
  • Nature of solids
  • Center of gravity
  • Physical Properties
  • Physical Changes
  • Perspective
  • Magnetism
  • Theatre/drama
  • Willing suspension of disbelief
  • Problem solving
  • States of Matter
  • The Water Cycle


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“Bill Blagg’s The Science of Magic is without question the pinnacle of this genre!”
– Daniel Hahn, Playhouse Square, Cleveland, OH

“ENTERTAINING and EDUCATONAL! Bill has figured out the MAGIC behind getting middle school students hooked on SCIENCE!”
– Shannon Dozoryst, Young Auditorium, Whitewater, WI

“We HIGHLY RECOMMEND Bill’s show to those looking to make science FUN and ENGAGING!”
– Jennifer Luck, Paramount Theatre, Austin, TX

“The response from teachers was so GREAT that we presented The Science of Magic two years in a row!”
– Staci Koonce, Peace Center, Greenville, SC