Chem of Life

March 18, 2017 "Chemistry of Life!" Nobel Laureate Tom Cech

Life Depends on Chemistry! Join us to learn more about “The Chemistry of Life!” with CU Wizard Tom Cech, Nobel Laureate and Distinguished Professor of Chemistry & Biochemistry. A show that will take us on a journey from chemistry in beakers to the chemistry inside of living cells!

Biochem for Kids

February 25th, 2017 "Biochemistry for Kids!"

Presented by CU Professors Deborah Wuttke and Dylan Taatjes. This show captures imaginations and invigorates all senses! Lively, kid-friendly science demonstrations involving dramatic color changes, explosions and mysterious glowing gooey stuff that cannot necessarily be explained by current scientific understanding! Students learn about energy, chemical reactions, and pH while having...

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January 21, 2017 "The Physics of Superheros and Villains!"

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..."...

Brown Wizard

December 3, 2016 "The Chemistry of the Atmosphere!"

The upcoming CU Wizards show will be on December 3rd from 9:30-10:30 am in Cristol Chemistry, Rm. 140: "The Chemistry of the Atmosphere" by Professor Steven Brown Why is the Sky Blue? Why are sunsets orange? Professor Brown’s show brings “What’s up with air?” down to Earth, highlighting unique properties...


November 12, 2016 "Surfing with a Mathematician: Nonlinear Waves & Fluids"

CU Wizards Surfing with a Mathematician! 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 diverse as the ocean, atmosphere, and...


October 22, 2016 "The Magic of Chemistry!"

CU Boulder resembles Hogwarts for a Saturday morning when CU Wizards Professor Veronica Bierbaum presents “The Magic of Chemistry!” Come learn about the science that is behind the seemingly magical, lively demonstrations and favorite tricks that make this show especially great for kids and parents of all ages. Show will...


September 24, 2016 "Illusion and Reality: The Science of Perception"

September 24, 2016 9:30 -10:30 am CU Boulder - Duane Physics G1B30 Professor Harvey's show is good brain exercise! The brain constructs the experience of reality using sensory information from the outside world combined with internal information from memory, fears, desires, and goals. Sometimes the experience of reality is distorted...

Liquid Crystals Wizards Show

Grand Finale! Saturday, June 18th "The Liquid Crystals Wizards Show!"

May 26, 2016

Creative Makers will especially love this show that's full of innovative ideas of how liquid crystals that you have around the home, including Karo Syrup, packaging tape and mica, can be creatively used to control and manipulate light to make beautiful displays of color!! This show, aimed esp. for young...

Fleshner 2016

May 21 "Immunity in Health and Disease: Superheros Within!"

April 25, 2016

CU Physiology Professor Moni Fleshner will introduce young students to the immune system and teach kids about some great "superheros", 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...


April 23rd "Fibonacci and the Golden Ratio: Why Can't We All Just Get Along?"

March 14, 2016

Join CU WIzards for this interactive math show that is sure to awaken a sense of wonder and appreciation for the abounding patterns that are found in nature! "Fibonacci & the Gold Ratio: Why Can't We Just All Get Along?" presented by Master Mathematician Beth Stade!