Physics Circus

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Program for

Elementary Student
Jr High/Middle School Student

Experience Type

Class Visits


One-time experience


Physics Department

The goal of the UCSB Physics Circus team is to introduce and discuss a collection of fundamental concepts in physics using accessible language, familiar experiences, domonstration experiments, and audience participation. We present a series of demonstrations that elucidate concepts cover linear and angular momentum, electricity and magnetism, sound and waves, air pressure, and changes of phase. Our presentation lasts approximately one hour or we can present our content at Science Night type events with ease. Our content is primarily gauged at K-8 audiences.