Wooster Physics Outreach Program

Kirsten, John, Heather

Physics majors Kirsten Larson, John Gamble, and Heather Moore entertain elementary school children with physics demos as part of the Physics Club's award-winning outreach program.

Bringing Physics to Elementary School Children

Wooster's Physics Club performs science experiments for local elementary school classrooms to educate, entertain, and spark interest in science among grade school children. In 2007 and 2009 and 2013 our program won national Blake Lilly awards from the Society of Physics Students of the American Institute of Physics.

CoW Physics Majors have performed air pressure, electricity and magnetism, optics and mechanics experiments for appreciative audiences. In return, they have received wonderful cards & letters.

Contact Physics-Math Administrative Coordinator Jackie MIddleton to schedule a visit (see list of available dates below), or come to our annual spring Science Day. Dates

2012-2013 School Visits

This past year, the Wooster Physics Outreach team did 17 school visits at 6 different schools. Schools participating were: Shreve Elementary, Parkview Elementary, Melrose Elementary, St. Mary's School, Cornerstone Elementary, and a special visit to Triway High School for a holography demonstration.

The students in Ms. Shemesnki's class at Shreve Elementary rewarded the outreach team with individually written thank-you letters!

2011-2012 School Visits

2010-2011 School Visits

2009-2010 School Visits

2008-2009 School Visits

2007-2008 School Visits

2006-2007 School Visits

2005-2006 School Visits

2004-2005 School Visits

2003-2004 School Visits

2002-2003 School Visits

2001-2002 School Visits