The Physics Experience

EXPERIENCE Physics like never before! The Physics Experience school assembly shows students how things move, how they push and pull on each other, and how they exchange energy in a fun and engaging way.

Age Range
K-12

K-12 Physics School Assembly

EXPERIENCE Physics like never before! Physics is the science that studies how the natural world works. The Physics Experience school assembly will study how things move, how they push and pull on each other, and how they exchange energy. The Physics Experience is a fast-paced, engaging, and educational physics assembly, filled with demonstrations that help youth better understand the physics in the world around them, while having fun at the same time!  Topics include Newton’s Laws, Energy, Heat, Light, Magnetism, Lenz’ Law, Electricity, why understanding physics is important, and more! 

During The Physics Experience assembly show, demonstrations are presented that cover the six main areas of classical science. Motion, Heat, Sound, Electricity, Magnetism and Light.  

The Physics Experience is based on a popular travelling presentation from the physics department at UW-Madison called Wonders of Physics. Since 1984, Wonders of Physics has performed for, entertained, and educated tens of thousands of students, families, and people within the general public.  It’s great for any age group and works well with a variety of different age ranges. 

Every Physics Experience science school assembly includes engaging, educational and entertaining demonstrations of light, motion, heat, sound, electricity, modern physics, plasma, magnetism, and much more. Educational content includes: 

  • Hovercraft experiment demonstration of Newton’s Laws 
  • Sports Physics - movement and motion 
  • Air Cannon using Liquid Nitrogen 
  • Transfer of Heat, Transfer of Energy, and The Atom Dance 
  • The Lighting Match 
  • Parabolic Reflectors 
  • Properties of Light, of Energy, and Energy versus Color using a Prism 
  • Safety with Science, Lasers, and Physics
  • Uses of Physics today with glow screen and laser painting
  • Magnets and Magnetism
  • Electricity experiments with Tesla coils and an Ethanol cannon
  • Lenz’s Law demonstrations with a Ring Launcher
  • PLUS: Why the understanding of physics studies are so important!

Inspire, Educate and Entertain your Students with The Physics Experience! A Fantastic Physics Assembly for elementary, middle, and even high schools!
 

Physics Experience School Assembly Set-up Datasheet

Audience: K-12  Capacity: 400
Presentation Time: 60 minutes (can modify for 45 to 75 minutes) 
Set-Up Time: 1 hour. Please ensure performance space is clear and empty of classes during set-up time. 
Take-Down Time: 45 minutes

Presentation Area: Performance space can be stage or floor- level; floor level is preferred. If floor level, please seat students on floor and not in chairs. Higher ceiling for air cannon and hard, smooth floor needed for hovercraft demonstrations. Some demonstrations also work better in the dark. Please shade windows and ensure lights can be turned off/on easily.

Assembly Requirements: Please set-up three (3) 6 to 8 ft. tables in presentation area prior to arrival. Please provide access to an electrical outlet. May be asked to use sound system, depending on quality and location. Please provide parking for a car with trailer for load-in/out and the duration of the show at no cost. If your building is handicap accessible, equipment cart will fit. If ramp or elevators are not available; assistance moving equipment cart in and out will be required. 

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Help your students better understand the physics in the world around them! 

Physics is the study of how things move and exchange energy.  The Physics Experience is a fast-paced and engaging assembly, filled with demonstrations that help youth better understand the physics in the world around them!  Topics include Newton’s Laws, Energy, Heat, Light, Magnetism, Lenz’ Law, Electricity, why understanding physics is important, and more.

Lets students learn while having fun at the same time! 

The Physics Experience is great for any age group.  Each performance of The Physics Experience includes entertaining and educational demonstrations of motion, heat, light, sound, electricity, magnetism, modern physics and plasma. 

Inspire, educate, and entertain your students! 

Some of the demonstrations include:  air cannon, hovercraft, atom dance, liquid nitrogen cannon, lighting match, laser painting, ring launcher, and others!  Your students will not only learn more about a number of physics concepts, they will also learn why understanding physics is so important! 

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  • The Physics Experience was a very good show, with student participation and time for questions and answers.
    Mary Hemmelman - Principal
    St. Emily School
    Mt. Prospect, IL

  • Students were truly engaged.

    Great, grade-appropriate experiments that were educational and touched on many science standards!

    Fantastic job engaging our students in learning more about the topic of science.

    Presentation language and vocabulary was to our student's level of comprehension and understanding. 

    Knew the audience very well. Thank you! 

    Excellent job getting our kids engaged in the physics school assembly.

    An informative and fun physics show!

    Physics Experience presenter, Mike Randall, has a fine ability to connect with students and youth people. This was a tremendous program that left us with a valuable and memorable lesson.