Faraday Show

2015 Faraday Show: Physics in Movies (& Reality!)

Faraday ImageWHEN: SUNDAY, DECEMBER 13TH 2015, 2:00-3:30 PM

The Faraday Show is UBC’s annual science lecture, designed for children, presented by UBC Physics & Astronomy. This year we are joined by IsoSiM/TRIUMF – the theme is Physics in Movies (& Reality!). Can you propel yourself with a fire extinguisher like WALL.E? What would outer space explosions from Star Wars actually sound like? How many helium balloons does it take to lift a house into the air, like in Up? How difficult would it be for the fat lady in the painting to shatter that wine glass in Harry Potter? And, can we do some cool physics experiments based on the movie Frozen?

We will explore these questions, and more, through fun demos and hands-on activities. This show is for children of ALL AGES, and adults who are young at heart!

DSC_0070This event will be held in the Hebb Building (Wayfinding at UBC)(2045 East Mall on UBC campus) on Sunday, December 13, 2015 from 2:00 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: outreach@phas.ubc.ca / 604-822-3675


From the 2014 Faraday Show

The theme for 2014 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?

Resources used/recommended for the show

Videos from the Faraday Show

Photos from the Faraday Show