Lamar Franklin Institute Science Series
With questions, please contact SCC Arts and Education Outreach Manager, Camille Reinecke at email@example.com or (570) 346-7369 ext.100!
2020 Traveling Science Shows:
|Monday, April 27, 2020 at 10am - Weather||
Lightning, twisters and hail—oh my! This dynamic show reveals the science of weather—to the extreme. Where does our weather come from, and what factors make it a sunny day or a blustery one? We will discuss the water cycle, explore thunder and lightning, and even make a cloud. We promise a stormy ending to this show as we demonstrate how tornados are formed!
Science concepts: water cycle, thermodynamics, air masses, fronts
|Tuesday, April 28, 2020 at 10am - Flight|| Explore the exciting history of flight From Leonardo da Vinci to the space shuttle. Investigate the Bernoulli principle, and learn how airplane wings provide lift. Mechanical birds, hot air balloons, gliders, and even a rocket launch are used to demonstrate the forces of flight.
Science concepts: air pressure, forces of flight, aviation history
|Wednesday, April 29, 2020 at 10am - Chemistry|| Kaboom! The Chemistry show explores everything from everyday chemistry to the chemical “detective” work performed by laboratory scientists.
Science concepts: physical/chemical changes, acids and bases, polymers, combustion
|Thursday, April 30, 2020 at 10am - Motions and Machines||
Roll, slide, and spin! Investigate the basic physics of motion in this interactive show. We’ll use rubber balls, bricks, and wooden blocks to introduce and understand Newton’s Laws of Motion. Then, witness these laws in action in a lever, pulley, and student-driven hover car.
Science concepts: Newton’s Laws of Motion, simple machines, friction
|Friday, May 1, 2020 at 10am - Electricity|| Your students’ hair will stand on end as we unravel the mysteries of electricity. Explore static and current electricity. Watch as electricity travels through the air to power fluorescent light bulbs—turning students into a human “circuit.”
Science concepts: static and current electricity, electrons, magnetism