Date: Tue, 03 May 2005 06:56:18 -0500

Author: Patricia Sievert

Subject: Wanted: large scale demo ideas

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Wanted: large scale demos for an outdoor show: rented stage with a sound
technician in Rockford Public Library parking lot, noon, est. audience
of 2500-3000 grade school children and parents signing up for the summer
reading program, we go on sandwiched between a popular children's singer
and the national hobo queen.

Most of what I do is with less than 100 students at a time and a third
of it with the lights off (and has already been done in the library
auditorium a few times.) We need some larger scale demos that are safe
enough for me to turn students loose with, as I'll be 400 miles away
that weekend. The dept. chair is introducing them, but doesn't want to
do any of the demos.

Thoughts so far:

* use our vacuum cannon
* collapse a 55 gallon drum--need to construct a support, buy a burner
* breaking a wood (1X2?) suspended between two goblets
* liquid nitrogen dumped in soapy water--bubble fountain
* having a hard time talking them out of exploding a 20 oz pop
bottle with LN2 in the garbage can--so I could use an equally
loud, but foolproof demo--no H2 balloons
* maybe getting some corrugated tubing and whirling it around to
create a sound as Paul D. did in Sacramento--I forget the proper
name of the demo

We only have 15 minute set-up time and then 45 minutes stage time. I'd
appreciate any suggestions.

Thanks!
Pati
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/Pati Sievert/

/Outreach Coordinator, NICADD and Department of Physics/

/Northern //Illinois// //University///

/DeKalb//, //IL// //60115///

/sievert@physics.niu.edu /

/(815) 753-6418/

/www.physics.niu.edu/frontier/


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Wanted: large scale demos for an outdoor show: rented stage with a
sound technician in Rockford Public Library parking lot, noon, est.
audience of 2500-3000 grade school children and parents signing up for
the summer reading program, we go on sandwiched between a popular
children's singer and the national hobo queen.



Most of what I do is with less than 100 students at a time and a third
of it with the lights off (and has already been done in the library
auditorium a few times.)  We need some larger scale demos that are safe
enough for me to turn students loose with, as I'll be 400 miles away
that weekend.  The dept. chair is introducing them, but doesn't want to
do any of the demos.



Thoughts so far:


We only have 15 minute set-up time and then 45 minutes stage time.  I'd
appreciate any suggestions. 



Thanks!

Pati

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Pati
Sievert


Outreach
Coordinator, NICADD and Department of Physics


Northern
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(815)
753-6418


www.physics.niu.edu/frontier







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