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Excite and motivate young minds with lively 45-minute participatory presentations. Students are actively involved with these dramatic and fun introductions to basic science concepts. Learning objectives can be expanded and reinforced by pairing demonstrations with Learning Labs, Science on a Sphere, or a planetarium show for a full-day program.

To book a Live Demo, please contact us at reservations@shudiscovery.org or (203)416-3558.

Chemistry

Is it science or magic? You decide! In this demonstration, explore changes of state (solids to liquids, liquids to gases), mixtures, solutions, and chemical reactions. Chemistry is all around us—come check it out!

Chemistry

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Don't Try This at Home!

Get ready for the coolest, hottest, most explosive activities that you can imagine. Mad Scientists are welcome as we combine common sense with scientific principles and fascinating fun.

General Science

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Electricity

How is electricity created? Learn about how electricity can be created. Discover the differences between static and current electricity. See electromagnetism at work. Witness the power of lightning bolts and light bulbs illuminated without wires. You don’t want to miss this shocking science experience!

Electricity

Onsite or Travel

Engineering for Space

It’s hard enough to escape the Earth’s gravitational pull and make it safely to space, but staying safe in space presents a whole new set of engineering challenges. Astronauts must be protected from extreme heat, cold, vacuum, fast-moving debris, and they need to be able to breathe! We’ll learn about the amazing innovations of space gear in this exciting demo that showcases the fascinating engineering challenges and solutions for exploring the final frontier.

Engineering, Space

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Light

How does our eye see images? How do we see color? What is the difference between subtractive and additive color mixing? Are there invisible colors that we can’t see? And just what does it mean when we say our sunglasses are polarized? Discover the answers to these questions and more in our illuminating demonstration about light.

Physics

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Sound

Listen to observe the interaction of sound waves. Learn about pitch, volume, and the transmission of sound. Watch as instruments, music boxes, and other devices demonstrate the concept of sound. See how machines translate sound from recordings to our ears.

Physics

Onsite or Travel

The Laws of Motion

The force is all around us… the forces of motion that is! We’ll explore all three laws of motion to test how things interact. See the power of inertia, learn how you can change acceleration by changing mass, and become a rocket scientist! You’ll be strong with the knowledge of forces after this demo!

Forces

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Weather Factors

What is weather? What are the key factors that create all the different types of weather we experience? Explore the causes and effects of thunder and lightning, learn about what creates wind currents, and see a tornado demonstration. You won’t want to miss this exploration of some of our wildest weather!

Earth Science

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Live Demonstrations