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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...


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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April 20, 2019 "One Fish...Two Fish...Fluorescent Red & Green Squish!"

Are you captivated by color and light? Join CU Biochemistry Professor Amy Palmer to learn about how scientists harness the natural colorful glow of jellyfish to create tools that allow us to actually see motion of the molecules inside cells, illuminating our understanding of diseases & potential cures! The invisible...

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March 16, 2019 "Zap! Electricity and Magnetism!"

CU Physics professors Alysia Marino and Daniel Bolton reveal the magic of electric charges and magnets. How does electrical attraction/repulsion work? What is going on inside an electric circuit? How does a power plant generate electricity? Come and see for yourself; the atmosphere will be “electric”!


February 23, 2019 "BOOM! The Physics of Sound & Music"

Professor Micheal Dubson's "BOOM! The Physics of Sound and Music!" will both delight and inform kids of all ages! Saturday, February 23, CU Campus in Duane Physics G1B30 from 9:30-10:30 am


January 26, 2019 "Surfing with a Mathematician"

CU Wizards Surfing with a Mathematician: Nonlinear waves & Fluids! A show for ages 5-18 , from 9:30 to 10:30 am, located at Duane Physics G1B30, CU Boulder. CU Applied Mathematics Professor Mark Hoefer will show us how mathematics describes fluids and how non-linear waves help us understand systems as...


December 1, 2018 "There's Something in the Air"

CU Professor Steven Brown travels the world to study the amazing, invisible, ethereal stuff that blankets our amazing planet and makes life on Earth possible. Have you wondered...Why is the Sky Blue!? Why are sunrises orange? What is air made of exactly? Did you know the Earth wears sunglasses!? And...

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November 3, 2018 "The Chemistry of Bread"

Around the world, bread is everywhere. But why? Does it sustain us or is it just there to protect our fingers from the peanut butter and jelly? Why does it have holes in it? Can you make it bounce or blow it up like a balloon or light it ablaze?...