Physics Force January, 2013
The Physics Force is happy to present The Physics Circus for you and your students again this school year!
We will do performances at the Minneapolis Convention Center 7-12.January 2013
The show dates and times
Monday 1/7 10:30am
Tuesday 1/8 9:30 am & 1:00pm
Wednesday 1/9 9:30 am & 1:00 pm
Thursday 1/10 10:30 am & 7:00pm
Friday 1/11 10:00 am
(The Circus lasts about an hour.)
As is usual, the show is no cost to your school.
Learn more at http://www.physics.umn.edu/outreach/pforce/
PLEASE NOTE : The Physics Circus performs one evening show on Thursday, January 10 at 7 PM for the public; it is free.
Sign up on Eventbrite. Please note, you can use 1 teacher name for up to 30 students. Reserve as many tickets as you will need using a different name for each set of 30 tickets.An unlimited number of chaperones are welcome (we suggest at least 1/30 students) No tickets will be issued. Please print out a copy of your confirmation notice .
Please exit buses at front of Convention Center. All buses will be directed where to park on streets surrounding center. Buses will return in order of arrival to pick up students. Your school's name will be announced when ready for pick up.
If your school will be picked up by a different driver/bus you must have cell phone contact with that driver. Buses that cannot remain will be last to pick up.
We again have some funding to help some public schools with bus support If you would like to apply for this funding please contact the host asap with % of students qualifying for free/reduced lunch, number of students and approximate transportation cost.
You will be notified as to the amount that can be provided for your school in December 2012
We have a web site to provide you with some vocabulary, a description of the physics of the demos, cross reference to the FOSS kits, and some experiments you and your students can do back at school. You will be able to find it at
The Physics Force is a very successful and entertaining outreach program of the College of Science and Engineering of the University of Minnesota developed to make science exciting and fun for students of all ages, from 5 to 105. The Force consists of high school teachers and professors from the University of Minnesota School of Physics and Astronomy. We have performed variations of The Force at Disney's Epcot Center, parts of it were shown on Newton’s Apple and several of us have performed demonstrations on the Knoff-Hoff Show, a very successful German T.V. science program. We hope you will come join us for the fun and excitement (like crushing a 55 gal. steel barrel in a fraction of a second) but don't be surprised when you see how much physics you learn.