The Physics Experience

EXPERIENCE Physics like never before! The Physics Experience shows how things move, how they push and pull on each other, and how they exchange energy. 

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EXPERIENCE Physics like never before! Physics is the science that studies how the natural world works. The Physics Experience will study how things move, how they push and pull on each other, and how they exchange energy. The Physics Experience is a fast-paced, engaging, and educational physics assembly, filled with demonstrations that help youth better understand the physics in the world around them, while having fun at the same time!  Topics include Newton’s Laws, Energy, Heat, Light, Magnetism, Lenz’ Law, Electricity, why understanding physics is important, and more! 

Physics is the science that studies how the natural world works. During the program, demonstrations are presented that cover the six main areas of classical science. Motion, Heat, Sound, Electricity, Magnetism and Light.  

The Physics Experience is based on the popular The Wonders of Physics (TWoP) Traveling Show, from the University of Wisconsin-Madison Physics Department. Since 1984, TWoP has educated and entertained thousands of schoolchildren, families, and the general public.  It’s great for any age group and works well with a wide age range.  Each performance of The Physics Experience includes entertaining, educational demonstrations of motion, heat, light, sound, electricity, magnetism, modern physics and plasma. Topics include:

  • Air Cannon / Physics in Sports
  • Newton’s Laws / Hovercraft
  • Energy
  • Heat Energy / Atom Dance
  • Liquid Nitrogen Cannon
  • Heat Transfer
  • Parabolic Reflectors / Lighting Match
  • Light
  • Energy vs. Color / Prism
  • Lasers Safety
  • Modern Physics / Laser Painting (glow screen and lasers)
  • Magnetism
  • Lenz’ Law / Ring Launcher
  • Electricity
  • Tesla Coil
  • Ethanol Cannon
  • Van de Graaff Generators / Super Powers
  • PLUS: Why understanding physics is important!

Inspire, Educate and Entertain your Students with The Physics Experience! 

  • The Physics Experience was a very good show, with student participation and time for questions and answers.
    Mary Hemmelman - Principal
    St. Emily School
    Mt. Prospect, IL

  • “Students truly are engaged.”

    “Grade appropriate, great experiments, very educational – touches on many science standards.  Thank you for making this possible!”

    “He did a fantastic job of engaging students in learning about science.”

    “Vocabulary used was at the student’s level of understanding.  Lots of information provided with hands on examples.”

    “Thank you for knowing your audience.”

    “Good at getting the kids into the program!”

    “Thanks for another fun and informative show!”

    “This is one of the finest programs ever! Mike has a tremendous ability connecting with kids. Great and memorable lesson!”