SUNDAY, DECEMBER 7TH 2014, 2:00-3:30 PM
HEBB THEATRE: 2045 EAST MALL (UBC CAMPUS)
In 1826, physicist Michael Faraday founded the Children’s Christmas Lectures at London’s Royal Institution. His goal was to communicate to children the excitement of scientific discovery. In keeping with the spirit of those lectures, every year students and faculty at the Department of Physics and Astronomy present a public science show in December.
The theme this year is Physics in the Kitchen! Will you sink when you run across a pool of corn starch water (oobleck)? Why do toasts land on the floor butter-side down? How does a microwave work (and what happens if you put something in it that you shouldn’t)? What happens when you mix ingredients – can you unmix them? Can you see how water in a pot is heated up? Why is it not a good idea to put your hand over a boiling kettle?
This show is suitable for children of ALL AGES, and for adults who are young at heart!
This event will be held in the Hebb Building (Wayfinding at UBC)(2045 East Mall on UBC campus) on Sunday, December 7, 2014 from 2 to 3:30pm. The show is free of charge and open to the public, but bring non-perishable food items to support the Greater Vancouver Food Bank! Everybody is invited!
For more information please contact the outreach program at: firstname.lastname@example.org / 604-822-3675
From the 2015 Faraday Show
Resources used/recommended for the show
- Oobleck Recipe
- Mixing & Unmixing
- Floating paper clip and soap
- Rainbow milk
- The Science inside Your Blender
- The Science of Cooktops
- The Inner Workings of Your Refrigerator Revealed
Photos from the Faraday Show
Videos from the Faraday Show