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, students and faculty at the Department of Physics and Astronomy and the Department of Chemistry at UBC will present our 2012 Faraday Science Show: Go with the Flow: The Phenomenal Science of Fluids!
Join us to learn all about different kinds of fluids. What are fluids? Why do things float and how can we keep a ball floating in mid-air with a vacuum cleaner? What is a lava lamp and how does it work? What are liquid crystals? Burst water balloons, and watch the replay in slow-motion. We will also have our hovercraft for you to ride and to learn how it works.
This show is suitable for children of ALL AGES, and for adults who are young at heart!