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ISU physics presents “Electriphying Physics” April 28

April 19, 2018

POCATELLO — The Idaho State University Department  of Physics and the Society of Physics Students at ISU will present their “Electriphying Physics” demonstration on Saturday, April 28, 4-5:30 p.m. in Room 140 of the Physical Sciences Building.

This event is free and open to the public.

It will include a variety of electrophysics demonstrations, such as simple electrostatic hair raising to more complex displays such as  floating magnets, spark-spitting rail guns, electromagnetic ring shooters, floating magnets, the electrocution of a board and much more.

Those interested can show up an hour early at 3 p.m. for stomp rockets, which are toy rockets powered by compressed air, a vortex cannon shooting gallery, a candy cannon shoot, Annie Oakley’s physics challenge and more hands-on activities.

This and other science demo shows are presented at local K-12 schools upon invitation.

For more information on the “Electriphying Physics” demonstration event, contact ISU Physics Professor Steve Shropshire at (208) 282-2212 or shrostev@isu.edu.