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Projects and Demonstrations

The Outreach program has a number of engaging hands on activities that we use to demonstrate and explain basic physics concepts. Normally our visits cover the main set of demonstrations and take about an hour. Upon request, we can bring any of the more focused projects instead. To request a visit, please contact Henry Hilgendorf ( ).


The most commonly requested presentation is our collection of many short demonstrations. These demonstrations can be shown lecture style in front of a large audience, or split into four small groups of about 15 students. The demonstrations are split into four topics; Mechanics, Pressure and Heat, Waves and Light, and Electricity and Magnetism. To learn more, please visit our demonstration wiki.

Demonstrations Wiki


Outreach offers a few projects that focus on a more narrow set of subjects. Each project lasts a different amount of time, and begin with a short explanation about the related subjects. 

Egg Drop

Motor Construction

Cartesian Divers