BALL OF PHYSICS SHOW OFFERS FUN FOR AUDIENCES OF ALL AGES
Explosions, implosions, startling sights and Alice-in-Wonderland
transformations are the fare on offer at a demonstration
show by Ball
of Physics on Sunday, April 18. The presentation,
titled “The Power of Pressure: A Physics Demonstration
Show of Phenomenal Force,” will take place in
the courtyard of Park Science Building from 3 to 4 p.m.
(rain location: Park 25). It is free and open to all,
and children are especially welcome.
Ball of Physics is an outreach program developed by
Associate Professor of Physics Michael Noel and undergraduate
Flora Shepherd '04 to introduce basic concepts
in physics to K-12 students in Philadelphia-area schools.
The group is developing demonstration shows for K-12
students both on the Bryn Mawr campus and in school
auditoriums and gymnasiums; small, hands-on presentations
of physics concepts in school classrooms and teacher
support via professional development and supplemental
material. Summer or Saturday programs at Bryn Mawr for
students and teachers are a possibility in the future.
Fresh from a successful performance for an audience
of about 400 children at Darby Township Elementary School
on Wednesday, the Ball of Physics team is in fine form
and ready to amaze and entertain, says Noel.
to Bryn Mawr Now 4/15/2004