Faraday Show

2018 Faraday Show: Magic? or Physics?

Thank you for joining us in 2018! We will see you in December 2019! Scroll down to see photos from the 2018 event.

WHERE: New location! LIFE building room 2201, 6138 Student Union Boulevard (UBC CAMPUS). The North Parkade is the closest parking lot to the LIFE Building.

WHEN: SUNDAY, December 9, 2018, 2:00-3:30 PM

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

The Faraday Show is UBC’s annual science show for children, presented by UBC Physics & Astronomy. This year join us to explore the scientific secrets behind magical wonders! Why would something roll uphill, not downhill? Can you make something moving away come back just by thinking? How can a plate float in mid-air, with no one touching it? How can we make things disappear, and reappear? We will explore these questions, and more, through lively 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.

Download posters: Letter size (.pdf) and legal size (.pdf)

Thank you to Faraday Show volunteers:


Aiden Smith (demo room coop), Alex May (grad student), Andrzej Kotlicki, Annika Wevers (undergrad), Brianne Boufford (undergrad), CJ Kanjilal (undergrad)

Hands-on volunteers: graduate students from PHAS, SBQMI, and TRIUMF/IsoSIM

Aaron Kraft, Edward Thoeng, Hossam Shoman, Jessie Fu, Luca Egoriti, Lucas Bezerra, Su Yu Ding

Check out pictures from 2018 event (Magic? Or Physics?) below:

Previous Faraday Shows

2017: Physics of Winter

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

2015: Physics in Movies

2014: Physics in the Kitchen