Physics Fair is an annual physics open house in which members of the public visit the Physics Department to learn about the research in the department and how physics relates to their everyday lives. The Physics Fair includes laboratory tours, hands-on demonstrations, activities for kids and families, and informal conversations with scientists.
Attendees are mostly elementary and middle school students and their families. Feeback from participants has been overwhelmingly positive. Attendees find the experience fun and enjoyable: "Our family enjoys it we were here last year, too. - still fun." "Really stuns the imagination," "best fair I have ever been to," "I learned that physics is a whole lot more fun than I thought." Experiences are also educational: "Excellent opportunity! We brought our 10- year-old and 6- year-old and learned a lot of amazing things. The people hosting the tours were very informative. Great job!" "I learned somewhat, what plasma is and about The different 'spheres' above the earth." "Learned new information about black holes, plasmas and watched a cool experiment with radioactive waves!"
- Preserve Our Climate Coalition
Hillary Stephens, Graduate Research Assistant
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College of Letters & Science
Project last updated on 4/30/2009