Three University of Nebraska scientists will demonstrate the magic and mystery of chemistry and physics at the SciPop Interactive event April 29 at the Strategic Air Command and Aerospace Museum.
Guests age 12 and under will received free admission for a SciPop Interactive event that ends the weeklong Nebraska Science Festival.
SciPop Interactive includes science demonstrations and hands-on activities that highlight the mystery and illusion of pop-culture icons from Star Trek, Harry Potter, and comic books.
The event includes:
Professor Rebecca Lai will demonstrate the chemistry of Harry Potter at 10:15 a.m. and 12:15 p.m. Guests will learn about the magic of Hogwarts as well as examine alchemical concepts used in the books and relate them to modern chemistry.
Professor Dan Claes will discuss Comic Book Physics 101: The Origin of Superman and Clues to the Planet Krypton at 11:15 a.m. and 1:15 p.m. Viewers will learn about Superman’s ability to fly, his incredible strength and his native planet Krypton.
Professor Mark Griep will conclude the event at 2 p.m. with rocket science demonstrations. Young scientists will learn about the power of rocket fuel, flammable vapors, how a genie fits in a bottle and the formation of elephant toothpaste.
The event is free for guests age 12 and under. General admission is $12 for adults and $11 for military and seniors.
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