ISU Haunted Science Lab

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Updated: 10/22/2013 6:48 pm
 

ISU Physics and Pocatello Kiwanis Club is hosting a Haunted Science Laboratory exhibit that will make your hair stand up.

"That's kind of why I am a teacher, in that I could make much more money doing other things, than being an educator, but the reason I am an educator is because one of my greatest joys is sharing stuff that I think is incredibly cool with other people,” Professor of Physics at ISU, Dr. Steve Shropshire said.

The haunted lab features interactive exhibits designed to delight, fright, and educate kids of all ages

"Fun, I learned a lot,” said Brock Anderson, Washington Elementary.

"Touched ghost eyeballs,” Kami Kennedy of Washington Elementary said.

"That stuff can be creepy.  You stick your hand in water and you don't even see anything in it and there is something in it,” added Anderson.

"Strobe lights, I like them because they made us disco and they were really fun and it seemed a lot like science,” said Kajsa Ferrin, Washington Elementary, said.

3rd Grade teacher Kristie Wolff says that with all of the things they have going on, they don't get to teach science as much.

"So hands on like this is really appreciated, we can come and learn the science things that the kids need to know, and let them know that science is really fun, and that they can learn a lot, by just discovering things,” added Wolff.

Exhibits include a Van deGraaf generator. lasers moving to music and lots of cool illusions with smoke and mirrors.

One of the many activities that's here today is called the ghost breath, where you wack the bucket, and it knocks the cups over, this is similar to how hurricanes and tornados form.

"The atmosphere has been really exciting, they have been crazy because they go from station to station and they just can't wait to see what they can learn with that. The atmosphere has been really good,” said Wolff.

The exhibits are open to schools and educational groups at no charge by appointment from October 21st to Friday October 25th. The entrance fee on Saturday will be $3 per person or $7 per family. All proceeds will go to Kiwanis supported charities benefiting Southeast Idaho children. For more information you can contact Dr. Steve Shropshire in the ISU Department of Physics at shrostev@isu.edu or 282-2212

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