Feb. 9 Event at Jefferson Lab Features Chemistry Demonstrations Set to Pop Music

NEWPORT NEWS, Va., Feb. 2, 2010 - Jefferson Lab's Feb. 9 Science Series event will feature members of the Tidewater Alliance of Chemistry Teachers (TACT) presenting 11 elaborate chemical demonstrations that have been choreographed and set to popular music. The program, titled A TACT-ful Chemical Musical, also incorporates some audience participation.

The Tidewater Alliance of Chemistry Teachers, established in the late 1970s, is a local professional organization dedicated to promoting excellence in chemical education through programs for and networking between high school, community college and university chemistry educators in Hampton Roads and across North America.

The Feb. 9 event will start at 7 p.m., last about an hour and include a question-and-answer period at the end. It will take place in Jefferson Lab's CEBAF Center auditorium, located at 12000 Jefferson Ave., Newport News. It is free and open to anyone interested in learning more about science.

For security purposes, enter at Jefferson Lab's main entrance (Onnes Drive.). Everyone over 16 is asked to carry a valid photo ID. Security guards may perform ID, parcel and vehicle checks. For directions and information about other Jefferson Lab public lectures, visit http://education.jlab.org/scienceseries/index.php, or contact Christine Wheeler, e-mail wheelerc@jlab.org or call 757-269-7560.

This lecture is part of Jefferson Lab's ongoing fall and spring Science Series.

Jefferson Lab is one of 17 U.S. Department of Energy national research laboratories and facilities. It is managed and operated by Jefferson Science Associates, LLC for the DOE Office of Science. 

More information about the Tidewater Alliance of Chemistry Teachers is available at:   http://www.nsu.edu/tact/ .