Pre-shows in PowerPoint



The slide shows in Powerpoint below are available for downloading and modification.  The shows have been designed to be shown to audiences who arrive early for presentations.  All include questions about the topic indicated in the title that should be answerable by at least some members of the audience.  The slide shows include images that should be familiar to many and hopefully will be grab the attention of the audience and provide a fun learning experience that makes waiting time fly by.  These shows were designed for audiences of Modesto Area Partners in Science (MAPS) programs ( ) but should be applicable for audiences everywhere with a few modifications (with the exception of the Wonders of Modesto pre-show).  Slides advance automatically and the length of the pre-shows varies from about 10 minutes to 20 minutes.  The time can be adjusted by deleting slides or adjusting the time that each slide is on the screen.  It is hoped that users find these pre-shows interesting and useful.  Please note that the files are large and can take several minutes to download.  To make comments or suggestions, please send e-mails to .

Steve Murov 

Prominent Athletes   (New 05/15/19)
Chemical Puns
Climate Change Probe  (New 12/10/18)
 Interactive probe into climate change issues
Close-up image identification -
a portion of an image is magnified 
Element quiz (with periodic table) - 
an image and information about elements 
Face recognition exercise -
an inverted partial face and then the partial face 
Famous paintings and artists quiz
Famous scientists identification quiz
Geography quiz 
Illustrated U.S. National Anthem -
Star Spangled Banner words with images
Influential People (Historical)  (New 1/5/19)
The top one runs automatically but is a long for a pre-show and the font size might be a little small for an audience presentation.  For personal use, choose the manual option.
Optical illusions and observations quiz
Organic Chemistry Reaction Exercise (not automated)
 (New 05/01/19)
Science Literacy quiz 
Wonders of California quiz-
images of famous Northern Calif. locations
Wonders of Modesto quiz -
images of Modesto places and people
Wonders of the Universe quiz - 
astronomical images of the Universe 
Wonders of the World quiz - 
images of natural and human made earth features
Young celebrity id quiz, the 2nd one is newer 2/20/19 and contains some morphing - identify celebrities from pictures as youth.

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