Bringing Physics Presentations to Your Students

Is your school within 90 minutes driving time of Fermilab? Why not invite a Fermilab scientist to your classroom! We put on exciting presentations on the following topics. To schedule a visit contact us no less than three weeks prior to your requested date. Send the name of presentation, a few dates, grade level and your contact information to edreg@fnal.gov or call 630-840-8259.

Charge! Electricity and Magnetism
Grades 2-8

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Fermilab scientists know how magnets big and small work and how they apply to our world. Students explore the relationship of magnetism and electricity and have questions answered about the power of these forces.

Forces and Motion
Grades 2-8

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Speed, motion, momentum, gravity, forces. These realities control our world, but sometimes we don't understand the differences. Fermilab scientists share activities and demonstrations to help students develop a deeper understanding of the concepts of force and motion.
Physics of Sports
Grades 4-12

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Fermilab scientists guide a discussion and exploration of the impact physics has in a variety of sports. Explore the why's and how's of better equipment and techniques or learn how to ananlyze swings, strokes and more. Inspired by the Active Physics series and other materials.
Light and Color
Grades 2-8

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Light helps us learn and explore our world! Students explore the phenomenon of light and how the waves and particles produce our colorful world.
Physics in the Real World
Grades 6-12

Scientific and technical staff share the real world of physics. What are their days like on the job at Fermilab? What do they do? How do physicists learn to be problem solvers? What research are they doing? What kind of tools do they use?
Space, Time and Einstein
Grades 7-12

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Can you catch up with a ray of light? What happens when things go very fast? Einstein realized that space and time (what are they?) get mixed up. How many dimensions are there? Does gravity have anything to do with electricity and magnetism?
Cryogenics Show
Grades 2-8

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This assembly-style show demonstrates and involves students in the fascinating field of supercooling. Fermilab engineers use liquid nitrogen to supercool magnets for least resistance; other industries use supercooling too. Learn about this cool field.
  Cosmic Rays
Grades 9-12

Use our scintillation detector to measure the daily barrage of cosmic rays. We'll collect data in your classroom and upload the file to our web portal. Your students can use the portal to access a network of these detectors scattered around the country, analyze data and use its tools to publish their findings.