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!