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Hands-On Demonstrations

September Hands-On Demonstration

Fantastic Fluids

Saturdays at 11:00 AM and 3:00 PM; Sundays at 3:00 PM
No demonstrations on September 2 or 3

Please note: Saturday, September 30 and Sunday, October 1 demonstrations will be Fantastic Fluids

Explore the fascinating world of fluid dynamics!  Together we will discuss what is a “fluid,” and through experimentation, we will learn how fluids move and interact. Learn how wind creates waves, and test the surface tension of different liquids.  How do different fluids mix? Can you ever unmix them?  Learn about how and why U-M researchers are studying fluid dynamics. This demo is filled to the brim with hands-on experiments.  Funded by the National Science Foundation.

Hands-on demonstrations are 20-30 minute interactive programs on the 2nd floor of the Museum.​ ​They include both brief presentations highlighting University research and engaging hands-on activities, and are suitable for adults and children ages 5 and up.

October Hands-On Demonstration

Exploring Neuroscience

Saturdays at 11:00 AM and 3:00 PM; Sundays at 3:00 PM
No demonstration on October 29

Join us for an exciting hands-on demonstration all about neuroscience.  Learn how nerve cells transmit electrical signals, and what can turn them on or off. We have teamed up with the Shafer Lab and Backyard Brains to bring some new ways to explore neurobiology with observation and experimentation.  We will be testing out some new experiments as well as bringing back some past favorites in this interactive program! Funded by the National Science Foundation. 

Hands-on demonstrations are 20-30 minute interactive programs on the 2nd floor of the Museum.​ ​They include both brief presentations highlighting University research and engaging hands-on activities, and are suitable for adults and children ages 5 and up.