In 1826, physicist Michael Faraday founded the Children's Christmas Lectures at London's royal Institution. His goal was to communicate to children the excitement of scientific discovery. Our show, which intends to carry on in that spirit, consists of a series demonstrations based on those used in Rutgers physics courses. They are designed not only to inform, but also with an eye towards humor and exciting the imagination. We want to emphasize the fun in science for children of all ages (5 to 105). Demonstrations will include an exploding hydrogen balloon, a man lying on a bed of nails, and the use of a fire extinguisher to shoot a person on roller skates across the room.
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