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University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Department of Physics
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Physics Van is fun!
Physics Van is fun!
Physics Van is fun!
Physics Van is fun!
Physics Van is fun!
Physics Van is fun!

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Physics Van

The Illinois Physics Van is a traveling science show for kids!

By performing and explaining exciting physics demonstrations, we show our audiences that science is fun and worthwhile for people who wonder about why the world acts the way it does. We challenge kids' mental picture of what kind of people scientists are. We show them that as long as you want to learn and have fun, there's a world of physics waiting to be discovered.

The Van travels to elementary schools in Champaign-Urbana, IL and towns in the surrounding area. We have been as far as New Mexico, where we collaborated in science outreach with Los Alamos National Labs, Jacksonville, FL, where we performed for area schools and consulted with an emerging outreach program, and Snowmass, CO, where we performed at the Snowmass Science Weekend.

The Physics Van is an outreach program of the University of Illinois Physics Department, part of the Illinois College of Engineering. For more information (or to find out how you can get involved) please contact us!

Complete a show request to schedule the Physics Van!

Physics Van Show Times for Engineering Open House 2014
EOH Friday, March 14, 2014
9:30 a.m., 11:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m., 2:30 p.m.
141 Loomis Laboratory

EOH Saturday, March 15, 2014
9:30 a.m., 11:00 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 2:00 p.m.
141 Loomis Laboratory