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Physics Outreach: Inspiring Learning Everywhere

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Project ended on April 30, at 11:59 PM PDT
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Physics Outreach Program

Our Physics Outreach service-learning course takes Fresno State students, who are preparing to be teachers and educate them on how to teach science in real-world settings. On Fridays (and other special days) we load up the Physics van with wonderful science demonstrations and we go to schools or community events and demonstrate scientific principles. What sets this outreach program apart is its emphasis on interactivity. Rather than passively absorbing information, audiences actively participate in the learning process. Through hands-on activities, they manipulate materials, conduct experiments, and observe phenomena firsthand. This interactive approach enhances comprehension and ignites curiosity and enthusiasm for science.

The Physics Outreach Program last semester went out to a total of 80 school events and 16 community events! This means Don and his students brought science to roughly 1600-2000 people in  1 semester.  In addition, the Physics Outreach Program has also been shown on Central Valley Today, KSEE24. 

Your donation allows us to continue doing science demonstrations to K-12 schools and community events. Donations help us purchase materials that CSU Students will use for demonstrations such as Liquid Nitrogen, balloons, nails, wood supplies, gas, vehicle maintenance, and hardware to build our demonstrations. One demonstration the department has built is the bed of nails, pictured below, to demonstrate how pressure is a measure of how much force is acting upon an area. Your generosity empowers us to bring captivating science demonstrations to schools and community events, enriching the educational experience for all. Together, we can inspire curiosity, foster a deeper understanding of scientific principles, and create future teachers.

Student Artwork after Physics Outreach Program: 

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I Love Science

Your support fuels our outreach efforts to engage young minds with hands-on science demonstrations, bringing the marvels of science to classrooms and community events. Each dollar contributes significantly to inspiring future scientists.


I Love Physics

Your contribution at this level helps spark scientific curiosity! With this donation, you're supporting the outreach efforts to engage young minds with hands-on science demonstrations. Every dollar counts in bringing the wonder of science to classrooms and community events.


Einstein Supporter

Become an Einstein Supporter and amplify the impact of science education! Your generous donation at this level helps provide essential materials for engaging science demonstrations. Join us in inspiring the next generation of innovators and problem solvers.


Newton Nurturer

As a Newton Nurturer, you're laying the groundwork for scientific exploration! Your support at this level helps fund the tools and resources needed to make science come alive for students and communities. Together, we're building a foundation for lifelong learning and discovery.


Curie Contributor

Embrace the spirit of exploration as a Curie Contributor! Your substantial contribution at this level provides vital resources for our outreach program, allowing us to reach even more students and communities with transformative science experiences. Together, we're nurturing the growth of scientific understanding and discovery.


Galaxy Guardian

Reach for the stars as a Sagan Sponsor and make a profound impact on science education! Your extraordinary contribution at this level provides unparalleled support for our outreach program, enabling us to innovate, educate, and inspire on a grand scale. Together, we're shaping the future of scientific inquiry and discovery. Join us in spreading the awe and wonder of the cosmos.

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