Physics Presentations

Additional Information
Cryogenics Show

Length of time: 40-50 minutes
Room preference: Gym or auditorium

To help make a Cryogenics Show run smoothly, we ask the following:

  1. Make sure the presenter has exact directions to your school and any parking and delivery information.
  2. The Cryogenics Show should not be "directly" under any photo or ion type smoke detectors. The individual requesting the show is responsible for checking with the facility manager about the best location for the show.
  3. If the floor is not carpeted, everyone must be seated in chairs or bleachers.
  4. If you have scheduled multiple presentations, we request that we stay in the same room for all presentations. It is time consuming to move the set up from room to room. We would like 10-15 minutes between presentations if possible. Two presentations would be a maximum request.
  5. Set up takes 30-40 minutes.
  6. We will need one medium-sized table in the front of the room.
  7. A wireless microphone and sound system may be useful to assure everyone can hear.
  8. This presentation is designed for students in 2nd-8th grades. Please let the presenter know of any specific related learning objectives you wish to address.
  9. Please review basic concepts with the students before the presentation. They will understand more if they have these concepts fresh in mind.
  10. The presentation is a memorable science show that will amaze the audience. The presentation can accommodate many size audiences. We want students to be engaged. Questions are encouraged.
  11. Some of the presentation includes loud sounds. The presenter will notify the audience prior to such demonstration, but anyone who may have difficulties with this situation should be advised.
  12. Teachers and/or aides should remain with students to assist with student engagement and management while you all enjoy the presentation!

Alignment to the Illinois Science Learning Goals

Cryogenic Show
Grades 2-8

13.A.1a (Early Elementary)
Use basic safety practices (e.g., not tasting materials without permission, "stop/drop/roll").

13.A.2a (Late Elementary)
Demonstrate ways to avoid injury when conducting science activities (e.g., wearing goggles, fire extinguisher use).

13.A.3a (Middle/Junior High School)
Identify and reduce potential hazards in science activities (e.g., ventilation, handling chemicals).

13.B.1a (Early Elementary)
Explain the uses of common scientific instruments (e.g., ruler, thermometer, balance, probe, computer).

13.B.1d (Early Elementary)
Identify and describe ways that science and technology affect people's everyday lives (e.g., transportation, medicine, agriculture, sanitation, communication occupations).

13.B.3c (Middle/Junior High School)
Describe how occupations use scientific and technological knowledge and skills.