March 2019

Are Humans Solar Powered?

Andy Pacheco
Department of Chemistry

  • Friday, March 1, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.
  • Friday, March 8, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, March 10, 2019 at 2:00 p.m.
  • Friday, March 15, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.
  • Friday, March 22, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.
  • Friday, March 29, 2019 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 Humans Solar Powered?
Presented by Andy Pacheco

What keeps us alive and kicking? We will start with a brief summary of the concepts of potential and kinetic energies, and then see how we extract potential energy from the food we eat, by reacting it with the oxygen we breathe in a controlled manner.

Humans eat plants or animals, but even the animals we eat grow by eating plants. We will see that plants extract potential energy from sunlight, thus establishing a chain in which the potential energy that keeps us alive is the same energy extracted from sunlight by plants.

Making Science Exciting for 46 Years!

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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