University of Iowa News Release
Feb. 13, 2004
Weekly Program Introduces Children To Physics
"Family Adventures in Science," sponsored by the University of Iowa Department of Physics and Astronomy in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, will introduce children of all ages and their families to the world of physics from Feb. 14 to March 13.
Organized by Usha Mallik, UI professor of physics and astronomy, the program starts Saturday, Feb. 14, and will present a new topic every week through March 13. Children, accompanied by parents or teachers, participate in one hour of hands-on science demonstrated by a faculty member from the physics and astronomy department.
Each week's program will be held in room 70 in Van Allen Hall from 4 to 5 p.m. Admission is free and open to the public. In addition, schoolteachers are especially invited to attend. Registration is not required.
This semester's themes are Optics and Sound. The weekly programs are as follows:
Feb. 14: Many Faces of Light: As Newton Saw it, with Some Magic Tricks.
For more information, visit the program's Web site at http://www.physics.uiowa.edu/~umallik/adventure/adventure.htm.
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