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10th Annual Faraday Show - The Physics & Chemistry of the Human Body

Sunday, December 8th 2013, 2:00-3:30 pm
Hebb Theatre: 2045 East Mall (UBC Campus)

PDF flyer for this event


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.

Together with the Department of Chemistry at UBC, we will present our 2013 Faraday Science Show: The Physics & Astronomy of the Human Body. Can your body act as a battery, or even be part of a music instrument? When we smell a Christmas Turkey, what are we REALLY smelling? Can you "see" the heat that is coming out from your body? How do your eyes work anyway? What is a catalyst and how does it work for us?

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 8, 2013 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!

Directions to the Hebb Theatre and parking information.

For more information please contact the outreach program at: outreach@phas.ubc.ca / 604-822-3675

Faraday Show Photo Albums

2012 Faraday Show Photo Album 2011 Faraday Show Photo Album Faraday Show 2010 Photo Album

2011 Faraday Show Videos (playlist, 7 videos)



Past Faraday Show Flyers

2012 Faraday Show Flyer

2011 Faraday Show Flyer

2010 Faraday Show Flyer

2009 Faraday Show Flyer


The Faraday Lecture has been sponsored by:
Department of Physics and Astronomy and Faculty of Science
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