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!