Halloween Fun in the Lab
What's a great way to celebrate a fun holiday and to get people interested in the science field? The people at Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, may have figured it out.
The University is holding "Spooking Science Saturday" on October 25 to let visitors tour the Haunted Physics Lab and the Creepy Chemistry Lab. Attendees will have fun while participating in various activities, according to this article:
"The darkened laboratories will feature more than 80 interactive displays, including floating magnets, a levitating ghost, a hair-raising electrostatic machine and a 'witch's cauldron,' filled with a concoction of water and chilly liquid nitrogen. Visitors can don 'rainbow glasses,' get creative with glow-in-the-dark face paints, ponder the lightning bolts in a plasma globe and make artworks that will only appear normal in funhouse-like mirrors.
A fog machine is used for visualization of lasers. Other light and optical displays include an electrical Jacob's ladder. Volunteer students and professors will be on hand to explain the science behind the demonstrations."