Programs & Events

The Chemistry and Physics of Living Things

Program Number: 
026
Program Type: 
Family Program
Workshop or Trip
Date: 
Jun. 12, 2014 | Thursday, 6:30pm
Multiple Times: 
Thursday, June 12th; 6:30-8:30pm
Requirements: 
Minimum age 12.
Location: Nature Research Center - Natural World Investigate Lab - 2nd Floor
Fee: 
$10 per participant. (minors ages 12–16 must be accompanied by a paying adult).

How do Chemistry and Physics affect living things?  In just about every way imaginable! 

Living organisms, including humans, must cope with the physics of gravity, pressure and temperature; and a large part of life is a series of chemical reactions.  These two disciplines underlie all the remarkable diversity and ingenuity we see in nature, from trees pumping water to their leaves to water striders gliding on a dense film of water.  In this class we will conduct exciting experiments that illustrate these connections, and learn some painless chemistry and physics along the way. 

Program Instructors: Bob Alderink and Colin Brammer, Coordinators of the Natural World Investigate Lab

Registration information: Registration required. Fill out online, print and mail the Museum’s Registration Form with payment. Registration deadline is one week prior to program date.

For more information contact Debbie Huston, scheduling coordinator, at 919.707.9840.