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Partner Highlight: Physics Phun Day with University of Vermont at ECHO in Burlington, VT

May 2, 2022

Alyssa Johnson, Sciencenter
Forms of Carbon and Buckyball activities at Physics Phun Day at ECHO in Burlington VT 2022
Forms of Carbon and Buckyball activities at Physics Phun Day at ECHO in Burlington VT

University of Vermont students, staff, and faculty from the Physics Department recently spent a day at ECHO, Leahy Center for Lake Champlain in Burlington, Vermont to host a “Physics Phun Day,” where they facilitated hands-on activities and demonstrations about how scientists trap and study very cold atoms.

Visitors got to think small, even on the quantum scale, and make a foldable version of a buckyball with Exploring Structures- Buckyballs and explore Forms of Carbon, run experiments about changing temperature, observe optical trapping, and other hands-on activities. 

There were also presentations that showed the fun possibilities of liquid nitrogen and temperature effects.

Check out a video walkthrough of the activities here,

 

Watch a video recording of the liquid nitrogen presentation here!

Liquid Nitrogen demonstration from Luke Donev at Physics Phun Day at ECHO in Burlington VT
Liquid Nitrogen demonstration from Luke Donev at Physics Phun Day at ECHO in Burlington VT
Cloud in a bottle activity Physics Phun Day at ECHO in Burlington VT 2022
Cloud in a bottle activity Physics Phun Day at ECHO in Burlington VT


Learn more about nano and find other public engagement activities on nano, water and ice, and temperature on www.nisenet.org.  

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