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Math and Physics Shows
The Foothill College Mathematics Department and Math Club invite elementary and middle school students and their families to join in the Let’s Play Math event. Last year, the event was held on pi day and we celebrated the wonder of pi!
Check back to see when the next show will be so you can come and play with fun math tools and demonstrations to understand the mathematics that is everywhere!
- Pythagorean Windmill
- One More Can
- Cylindrical Mirror
- Brachistochrone Race
- Elliptical Billiards
- Square Wheels?
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.
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 50,000 after the winter show of 2015. That includes just under 5,000 kids from Title 1 schools."Thank you for the incredible show this weekend. I saw some of your photos from past performances and couldn't wait to bring my children. I was worried that they may be too young but they were both engaged for the entire show. I was amazed with the level of detail they were able to recount the show when describing it to their grandparents over the phone." - Fall Show Attendee
If you missed the show in January, it will be repeated in September. Look for an email in August.
Physics Show Winter 2017(New Show!)Dates and Show Times:Saturday, January 710:00 am or 1:00 pm or 3:30 pmSunday, January 810:00 am or 1:00 pm or 3:30 pmSaturday, January 2110:00 am or 1:00 pm or 3:30 pmSunday, January 2210:00 am or 1:00 pm or 3:30 pm
Visit the Physics Show website to learn more.
Physics Show Trailer