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April 25, 2020 "Superheroes Within! Immunity in Health & Disease" Prof. Moni Fleshner

CU Physiology Professor Moni Fleshner will introduce young students to the immune system and teach kids about some great “superheroes”, the cells and organs that fight germs! With the help of “Anatomy Bob” and examples from a mouse, a rat and a human, Dr. Fleshner’s show will highlight one very...

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March 7, 2020 "Rocks from Outer Space!" Prof. Brian Hynek

CU Boulder Geology Professor Brian Hynek has traveled the globe in search of rocks from outer space. These rocks tell fascinating stories...the geologic, hydrologic, and climatic histories of our neighboring planets. Meet at CU Planetarium for a memorable Saturday morning CU Wizards show presented by a real rock star who...

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February 22, 2020 "The Chemistry of Cooking!" (& Making Cheese!) Prof. David Nesbitt

Join Professor of Chemistry, Biochemistry and Physics David Nesbitt for "The Chemistry of Cooking!" You'll learn secrets to a perfect pie crust how to cook scrambled eggs without heat or how to reverse the entropy in your hot cocoa! Plus Professor Nesbitt will share with the audience tips he has...

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January 25, 2020 "Physics of Superheroes & Villains" Prof. James Thompson

Join University of Colorado Physics Professor James Thompson as he explains how superheroes' understanding of fundamental physics ensures truth and thwarts villains! Sparks, explosions and plenty of action will punctuate this free STEM show that's open to students of all ages! "Your imagination is your preview of life's coming attraction..."...

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December 7th, 2019 "A Visit with Madame Curie" Susan Marie Frontczak

Join CU Wizards in December for a very special show, presented by Master Storyteller Susan Marie Frontczak, that commemorates the significant work of Madame Curie. The show is especially for an audience of K12 students, families and entirely free to all. The show will take place in CU Boulder's oldest...

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November 2, 2019 "Baking Bread!" Profs. Sammakia & Damrauer

Professors Niels Damrauer and Tarek Sammakia presenting "Baking Bread: Why I stopped worrying about Gluten and Flaming Gummy Worms!" Around the world, bread is everywhere. But why? Does it sustain us or just there to protect our fingers from peanut butter & jelly? Come learn about the chemical reactions, molecules...

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October 26, 2019 "Whispers & BANGS! The Physics of Sound and Music"

Join Professor Steven Pollock, award-winning Physics Professor, for another FREE Saturday CU Wizards Program! The show is especially geared for students ages 5-15, families and teachers. Learn what happens when you play the guitar, strike a gong, blow on a bottle, pop a balloon, crack a bullwhip... How quiet can...

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September 28, 2019 "REDOX, Reuse, Recharge: Batteries!"

Batteries are just about everywhere these days but do you know how they work? Did you know you can run a clock with orange juice? Or make a calculator battery from pennies, nails and fruit? Come see the World’s Smallest Electric Train and many more amazing demonstrations of fun things...

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June 22, 2019 "The Games of Drones"

In this all new CU Wizards show with aerospace engineering professor Brian Argrow, who knows all about very cool topics including unmanned aircraft design, high-speed aerodynamics and gas dynamics, will demonstrate to a young audience drones and explain how they’re used to gather all sorts of useful scientific information. This...

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May 18, 2019 "The Chemistry of Energy!"

All kinds of energy conversions will be observed and discussed during "The Chemistry of Energy." The show will demonstrate how lightning bugs convert chemical energy to light energy and how hydrogen can be produced by electrolysis and then reacted to produce energy. Ethanol will be combusted with oxygen to illustrate...

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