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K-12 Science 2 Schools Traveling Science Programs: The Physics Factory

Program Title:
The Physics Factory
Program Subtitle:
home of The Physics Bus
University of Arizona, Pima Community College. Aztlan Academy Tucson, AZ, United States
Geographical Area:
Tucson and surrounding areas of Southern Arizona
General Description:
The Physics Factory brings an exciting science show to schools and other children’s programs. Our vehicle is itself a demo; a 1984 GMC-Bluebird converted to run on used fast-food frying oil. A typical visit consists partly of demonstrations performed by Physics Factory personnel before an audience of students, and partly of children exploring a variety of hands-on equipment stations in an unstructured way; exactly what we do depends on the size of the group and the setting. We involve high school students in our program, building demonstrations and other equipment under the mentorship of college students and more senior staff; these students receive academic credit for their participation. The older students come to events and actively interact with the younger children as they explore the equipment.
Area of Science:
Physics and mathematics
Target Grade Levels:
K-8 for school visits, 9-12 for mentoring program
Target Group Size:
Classroom or several classes for elementary or middle visits, small groups for mentoring. Shows vary in size from 20 to 700.
Suggested donation! We try not to turn down any meritorious invitation; donations allow us to maintain this policy.

The information contained in this page is accurate as of September, 2007.