|November 5, 2011
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"Get Your Lake Physics On"
AT ECHO Lake Aquarium and Science Center, Saturday, November 5, 2011, 10 a.m. to 3 a.m.
BURLINGTON, Vt. — WHO: We’ve all been in the water and have seen
water waves on lakes and streams but there is more to water than meets the eye.
Join the UVM chapter of the Society of Physics Students as they perform interactive
demonstrations that highlight the various properties of water. Topics include:
buoyancy, physical and optical properties of water, waves (mechanical and water,
solutions), pressure and more! Free with admission. 1.877.324.6386
WHAT: We will take a closer look at some of the familiar
properties of water as well as some not so common ones. How do fish keep from
floating or sinking? What do they have in common with scuba divers, hot air
balloons, submarines, and a gold crown from 200 B.C.? Learn about and observe
this concept we call buoyancy.
How long can a snorkel be? What happens when you pump the
air out of a 55-gallon drum? Experiment and observe the effects of water and
BIs that fish in the water really where it appears to be?
We’ll demonstrate the principle of refraction in water using a laser,
fog machine, and the physics department’s trained water breathing snail.
Join us as we investigate some of the interesting properties
of water that can be seen on and in Lake Champlain and other bodies of water.
WHEN: Saturday, November 5, 2011, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
OTHER EVENTS: Currently ECHO is hosting the traveling exhibit,
GROSSOLOGY, the (impolite) Science of the Human Body which is part of the admission
price and is at ECHO through January 8, 2012.
1.877.324.6386 or visit
ECHO Lake Aquarium and Science Center is located at the
Leahy Center for Lake Champlain, on Vermont’s Burlington
Waterfront. ECHO features 70 live species, more than 100
interactive experiences, changing and permanent exhibits and
seasonal events — all exploring the Ecology, Culture, History,
and Opportunity for stewardship of the Lake Champlain Basin. The
2.2 acre Leahy Center environmental campus is also highlighted
by the Lake Champlain Basin Program Resource Room, UVM’s
Rubenstein Ecosystem Science Laboratory, Lake Champlain Navy
Memorial, ECHO’s Eclectic Gift Shop, and ecology-themed Café
managed by Sugarsnap. Open year-round, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; closed
Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve & Day. For more information visit
echovermont.org, call (toll-free) 1.877.324.6386, or write to
ECHO Lake Aquarium and Science Center, Leahy Center for Lake
Champlain, One College Street, Burlington, VT 05401.