Faraday Show

Due to Covid-19 restriction, unfortunately the 2020 Faraday Show is cancelled. Here are a few other activities you could consider:

  • The Physics of Santa event on December 17, 2021. This event is expected to be at a level appropriate for the general public and high school students who have an interest in physics and astronomy.
  • A Science A Day calendar via UBC Science, with daily science activities (including some from us!).

2019 Faraday Show “Fix it with Physics!” Quirky Solutions to Daily Problems

WHERE: Hebb 100 Theatre (2045 East Mall, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z1) (UBC CAMPUS). The North Parkade is the closest parking lot to the Hebb Building.

WHEN: SUNDAY, December 8, 2019, 2:00-3:30 PM

COST : FREE! (But bring non-perishable food items to support the local Food Bank!) No RSVP required, though we recommend arriving 15-20 minutes earlier for good seats.

The Faraday Show is UBC’s annual science lecture, designed for children, presented by UBC Physics & Astronomy. This year the show will feature creative and quirky ways a physicist might solve everyday problems! Your alarm clock won’t stop? Lightbulbs don’t work? Recycling pop cans is a chore? No problem! Join us to find solutions to these inconveniences and learn the physics and science behind everyday things – through demonstrations and hands-on activities. This show is for children of ALL AGES, and adults who are young at heart!

For more information please contact the outreach program at: outreach@phas.ubc.ca / 604-822-0596.

Thank you to 2019 Faraday Show volunteers:


Andrzej Kotlicki, Brianne Boufford, Harry Qi , Hisham Al Hashmi, Lara Bartels, Mariposa Casida, Teagan Phillip, Theresa Liao

Hands-on volunteers

Alan Knee, Alex Choinski, Ashley Warner, Chris Gubbels, Elektra Lindquist-Dakogiannis, Jiabin Yu, Pinrui Shen, Sukhman Singh

Check out pictures from 2019 event (Fix it with Physics) below:

Previous Faraday Shows

2018: Magic? Or Physics?

2017: Physics of Winter

2016: Good Vibrations! The Physics of Sound, Music, and Concerts

2015: Physics in Movies

2014: Physics in the Kitchen