February 2018

Lightning and Electricity: Shocking Truths
Bart Adrian, Senior Lecturer, Atmospheric Science

  • Friday, February 2 at 7:00 p.m.
  • Friday, February 9 at 7:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, February 11 at 2:00 p.m.
  • Friday, February 16 at 7:00 p.m.
  • Friday, February 23 at 7:00 p.m.

Science Bag is held in the UWM Physics Building, Room 137, located at 1900 E. Kenwood Blvd. (the corner of Kenwood and N. Cramer St.).

If you are a regular Science Bag attendee, please note that the Friday evening sessions are now at 7:00 pm – one hour earlier than in previous years.

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Are you ready for a shock? This program is charged up with facts about one of nature’s most dazzling displays of power. Sparks will be flying as you learn about the principles of static electricity. Become acquainted with Volta, Ampere, and Ohm—three scientists whose names are immortalized in one law of physics. Then audience volunteers will demonstrate how electrons cooperate in building the world’s most incredible ladder, resulting in a single flash of lightning. Look out, as heat and the sound of thunder follow!

Friday evenings are for family fun with these interactive performances that connect science with your everyday life. The UWM Science Bag educates as it entertains. Each one-hour show is free and designed for the curious, ages 8 to 108. Topics change monthly. 2017 marks our 45th year of providing free, family-friendly science education to the Greater Milwaukee community.

Presentations are held in Room 137 of the Physics Building, at the corner of E. Kenwood Blvd. and N. Cramer St., UWM Campus.

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