The Texas A&M Chemistry Road Show is a public service program with two complementary and interlocking goals: to ENTERTAIN and EDUCATE students using chemistry. Austin tweens and teens have the chance to attend this traveling show on Tuesday, June 14, 2016, from 5-6 p.m. at the Manchaca Branch of Austin Public Library.
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During the show, audience members see chemical wonders that turn ordinary objects and events into exciting learning experiences. They see a reaction that changes color from clear, to brown, to purple and then clear again, in a repeating cycle; a genie that emerges from a bottle; iron that burns as brightly as the sun; and a pinch of dry powder that instantly solidifies a cup full of water.
Their eyes are dazzled by colorful reactions and polymers growing before their eyes; their minds are stretched as the demonstrators explain the wonders they see. Without leaving their seats the audience members take part in experiments, make observations and test hypotheses, and so learn that they know more about science than they may ever have guessed.
For more information, visit the Austin Public Library website.