A professor adds chemicals to a bubbling beaker during the Chemistry Magic Show.

Carleton to Host 10th Annual Chemistry Magic Show

Carleton’s Office for Chemistry Outreach will host the 10th annual Chemistry Magic Show and hands-on Activity Centre.

Magic Show

When: Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017, show times are at 10:30 a.m., 1:00 p.m. and 3:45 p.m.
Where: Room 2200 (second floor), Richcraft Hall (formerly River Building), Carleton University
Info: Seating is limited. Tickets will be handed out on a first-come, first-served basis at the reception area on the ground floor of Richcraft Hall on the day of the event. For more information on ticketing, please see the event website.

Hands-on Activity Centre

When: Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017, open from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
The Super Lab, Room 204 (second floor), Steacie Building, Carleton University

The one-hour magic show will feature amazing glow-in-the-dark substances, fantastic colour changes, spontaneous combustion reactions and more. If the theatre is full, nearby classrooms will be available for attendees to watch the show on large screens. For those unable to make it to Carleton’s campus, there will also be an online live stream of the magic show performances.

Families will have the chance to use liquid nitrogen to create ice cream at the Activity Centre. They can also learn about pleasant and not-so-pleasant smells, the chemistry of wine and chocolate, as well as the amazing fluorescent and phosphorescent properties of some minerals.

Admission is free but donations, both cash and non-perishable food items, for the Ottawa Food Bank are requested. (Suggested donation is $3 or one or two food items per person)

This event is part of Carleton University’s 75th Anniversary celebrations.

About Carleton’s 75th Anniversary

Carleton’s 75th  anniversary in 2017 celebrates the university’s commitment to giving back through education while pursuing contributions to the common good. These founding values are at the heart of the university’s focus on research, community partnerships and teaching excellence. Carleton students, faculty, staff and alumni are motivated by a desire to make their world a better place. And as the university marks a major milestone in Canada’s 150th anniversary year, we are showcasing the innovation and creativity of our collaborations. Because what’s good for Carleton is good for Canada and the world. It’s been a tradition for 75 years.


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