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ODU TO HOST PHYSICS BOOTH AT CHILDREN'S FESTIVAL SATURDAY

The 17th annual Cingular Virginia Children's Festival Oct. 1 at Town Point Park in Norfolk will offer a wide variety of entertainment, workshops and activities, including interactive physics demonstrations directed by about 30 faculty and student volunteers from the Old Dominion University Physics Department.

Lawrence Weinstein, professor of physics and one of the organizers of the festival's physics station, said 2,000 children and parents are expected to attend the event, which will be from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. He said his and his colleagues' involvement in the festival is the physics faculty's biggest outreach effort of the year.

The physics demonstrations that children can watch or participate in will involve electricity, magnetism, rotation, light, motion and other physical phenomena.

Other organizers of the project are Robert Evans, instructional support manager for the physics department, and Charles Hyde-Wright, professor of physics.

This article was posted on: September 19, 2005

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