Physics Fest Returns Live

  • Science Education Administrator Steve Gagnon teaches a group of young learners about the range of science research done at Jefferson Lab during the lab’s monthly Physics Fest held in the JLab CEBAF Center Auditorium in Newport News, Va.

Jefferson Lab photo/Aileen Devlin

Bring your students for an unforgettable Physics Fest experience at Jefferson Lab!

NEWPORT NEWS, VA – Here to unveil the magic of science, Physics Fest is back! The U.S. Department of Energy's Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility is thrilled to announce the return of in-person, FREE Physics Fest events, specially designed for middle school students and their teachers. Physics Fest will feature 20 in-person events from November to May. The two-hour presentation promises an interactive journey into the fascinating world of science and technology at Jefferson Lab. Participants will be captivated by a series of experiments showcasing the wonders of static electricity, the mysteries of liquid nitrogen, and the awe-inspiring realm of plasmas. “Our demonstrations of the properties of liquid nitrogen are always one of the most popular parts of the program. We’ll also be looking for volunteers from the audience to help carry out the demonstrations, so we hope students come ready to participate,” said Steve Gagnon, a Science Education team member and longtime host of the lab’s popular Frostbite Theater series on YouTube. In addition to the live demonstrations, teachers will have the opportunity to enrich classroom curriculum with a complimentary Physics Fest Classroom Activity Pack that can be downloaded and used before or after visiting Jefferson Lab. Don't miss out on this unique opportunity to ignite your students' passion for science and technology. Due to limited availability and the popularity of these events, advance registration is required. Interested teachers are encouraged to secure desired dates promptly by visiting the registration page at:


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