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Math and Physics Shows

Math Show

The Foothill College Mathematics Department invites local elementary and middle school students and their families to join in the fifth annual Let’s Play Math event. This year, we present some new tools. Come and play fun Math tools and observe interesting mathematical facts behind them in this free event.

Would you like to find your body’s golden ratio as you measure your height? Why is a honey comb hexagon-shaped? Which ball on the four slides will reach the bottom first if each ball starts rolling at the same time? What happens when you play pool on an elliptical table or a rectangular table?

Come and explore the answers to these questions and others. Guests will have the opportunity to play with mathematical toys and experience how fun math can be. Other activities include tangrams, origami, linker cubes, challenging math-related games, and more.

When: April 26, 2014 from 2:00 - 4:00 pm
Where: PSEC buildings 4500 and 4600
Registration is now closed

Physics Show

Each year the Physics Department at Foothill College puts on a show for the community suitable for the entire family. It is a series of fun, exciting demonstrations of the laws of nature. The show has grown from an audience of about 200 people in 2007 to over 25,000 by the end of 2013.

Schedule for 2014

Dates: Saturday, Feb 1
Sunday, Feb 2
Saturday, Feb 8
Sunday, Feb 9
Time: 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Visit the Physics Show website to learn more.

Physics Show Trailer