Release Date: April 1, 2013
BUFFALO, N.Y. — Children between 8 and 12 years old will learn about levitating magnets, floating superconductors and cool (no pun intended) things you can do with liquid nitrogen on Tuesday, April 2 at 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. at the Buffalo Museum of Science (1020 Humboldt Parkway, Buffalo).
The demonstrations will be done by students in the University at Buffalo Honors College, a program for academically gifted students.
The theme of the presentation is “Exotic Materials.”
The purpose of the presentations for children enrolled in the museum’s "Fantastic Physics" spring break science camp is to “educate the children and get them interested in the way the world around them works,” says Nigel Michki, a UB student and UB Presidential Scholar.
Michki and fellow students Luke Bodmer and Dante Iozzo will do the demonstrations; they got the idea from a UB Honors College program called Spark, which encourages students to use their passions to create positive change in the community, according to Elizabeth Colucci, senior assistant director of the Honors College.
The UB students developed the lesson plans on their own and contacted the Buffalo Museum of Science.
For press arrangements, please contact Amy Biber, Buffalo Museum of Science marketing manager, at 716-896-5200 ext. 312 or firstname.lastname@example.org.