Physics Department Seminar University of Alaska Fairbanks

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The World around Us
Vanessa Spencer
Physics Dept. UAF

Case 1: The local girl/boy scout troop asks you to help them earn their science badge.
Case 2: You are planning a research trip to Glennallen, AK. Two days before you leave, the professor you work for informs you that, by the way, you will be doing a little outreach at the local elementary school.
Case 3: You substitute for the school district as a second job.
Case 4: You will participate in the summer science series that occurs in June. You find this out the previous November. However, you wait to prepare until the night before.
Case 5: You are asked to do a journal club.
A list of easily-prepared educational demonstrations to showcase the various topics in physics is a handy thing to keep on a zip drive. In this journal club I will present a list of such demonstrations for a presentation which meets the following requirements:
1. Presentation lasts in between 30 minutes to 1 hour.
2. Presentation appropriate for any age.
3. Presentation includes fire.
4. Total budget less than 20 dollars.
5. Total preparation time less than 2 hours.

Friday, 2 April 2010

Globe Room, Elvey Building

3:45 PM