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Faraday Science Show 2-3:30pm December 7

11th Annual Faraday Show "Physics in the Kitchen"

Sunday, December 7th 2014, 2:00-3:30 pm
Hebb Theatre: 2045 East Mall (UBC Campus)

PDF flyer for this event

Thank you for coming to the Faraday Show!
Here are a few resources we used and/or would recommend:

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

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!

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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