Carleton University Office for Chemistry Outreach (CUOCO)

 

Welcome to the website for the Carleton University Office for Chemistry Outreach (CUOCO). We aim to educate and entertain the public with events to display the fun and impressive power of chemistry and its importance in our daily lives.


CUOCO is pleased to announce the following upcoming event:


8th ANNUAL CHEMISTRY MAGIC SHOW

and

ACTIVITY CENTRE:


The 8th annual
Carleton University Chemistry Magic Show
will be held at

Carleton University
on
February 28, 2015!!!


Check out the preview videos below.


Our 8th Annual Chemistry Magic Show will features two events, the
Chemistry Magic Show and the Hands-On Activity Room. The Magic Show and activities are fun for everyone age 4 and up. Even if you have seen our show before, we have some new tricks up our sleeves so come see the show again!


Please be aware that there are some loud noises during the show.


Magic Show details: 2 shows – 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. in Room 2200 of the River Building at Carleton University (click here for a campus map). Seating is limited so please arrive early. If the theatre is full we will have classrooms nearby where you can watch the show on a large screen.


How Do I Get Tickets for the Chemistry Magic Show? Seating in Room 2200 of the River Building is limited (but we have about 70 more seats than we used to!). We want to accommodate as many people as possible but we cannot control how many people come to this event. We have found that the most straightforward and fair approach is to hand out tickets on a first-come-first-served basis outside the Hands-On Activity Room on the day of the event.


Hands-On Activity Room details: The activity room will be in The Superlab (Room 204) on the 2nd floor of the Steacie Building. It is open from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (closed during the magic shows). Here families can get there hands dirty by making ice cream with liquid nitrogen (yes, you can eat it!!), make their own slime and miniature Olympic medals, learn about some pleasant and not so pleasant smells, as well as the chemistry of wine and chocolate. We’ll also be showing up close versions of some of our Magic Show demonstrations.


Cost: FREE!!!; however, we will be accepting donations of cash and non-perishable food for the Ottawa Food Bank, as well as donations to fund our activities.


Transportation: Parking is available on campus (map) in lot P2$ (beside the Steacie Building, in front of the University Centre) for a flat fee of $3 for the day. Parking is also available at several other locations on campus. Carleton is also accessible via OC Transpo routes 4 and 7 (note that route 111 does not come to Carleton on weekends) and the O-Train.


What can you expect? The 60-minute magic shows will have plenty of colourful reactions, flames, and explosions! If you’ve never seen our show before it is definitely not to be missed! And even if you have seen it we can guarantee you haven’t seen every trick we have up our sleeves! The show is appropriate and fun for everyone age 4 and up. Please be aware that there will be loud noises that may scare some young children.


We will also be doing an OUTDOOR CHEMISTRY MAGIC SHOW AT NIGHT!!! as part of Science Rendezvous 2015 on Saturday, May 9, 2015.



The video clip on the left below a preview of our Chemistry Magic Show. The clip on the left is an interview from CTV2’s Ottawa Morning Live from May 2011, when we were getting ready for our very first outdoor magic show at night! It was a phenomenal success! What does that mean? We’re going to do it again! Save the date: May 9, 2015.









Want a sneak preview? The video clip on the left below is a preview of our Chemistry Magic Show. The clip on the left is an interview from CTV2’s Ottawa Morning Live from May 2012, when we were getting ready for our very first outdoor magic show at night! It was a phenomenal success! What does that mean? We’re going to do it again in May 2015! We will also be having our 8th annual Chemistry Magic Show and Activity Centre on Saturday, February 28, 2015.

 

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