I am a self-confessed Cirque du Soleil nut (that’s where my Lottery win will end up I reckon) and each time I see a show I wish I could take every science student with me. It should be a mandatory activity for everyone studying physics at least. The entire show is riddled with science, especially the physics of movement. There are lots of videos online to use in class, but nothing beats the whole live multisensory experience…can’t wait for the next chance to catch one of the shows. (Santa take note). Here’s some thought provoking footage for discussion on equilibrium, gravity, balance, moments, not to mention adrenaline and conditioned reflexes!