Bookings from schools are already flying in and we are warming up for a new exciting year for FysikShow.
2015-2016 was a successful and fun year for Fysikshow! Again we reached more kids than the year before. We were present at many events, such at Inspirationskväll, Foskarfredag, Levande Frågalådan and we had shows at Tekniska museet, Albanova and at several schools around Stockholm! Very special was the visit we got at Albanova from a class all the way from Leksand.
My personal favorites are the small things, when you have a small class in front of you and all kids want to participate, touch, smell, see it from really close by. A kid asks whether the IR camera can see through the table and you can reply ‘I don’t know, let’s test it!’
The year started out with our traditional liquid nitrogen stand at Foskarfredag which was so enormously popular that the stands around us got a bit sad. In our show at Tekniska museet organized by Semeli, liquid nitrogen was the star again, even so much that the audience went completely silent!
Happy we were too at introducing the new experiments in our collection. The Tesla coil build by David is now fully operational and works like a charm. Also we have added a set of spectral tubes and gratings to our collection, to demonstrate the various colours of light. Ofcourse there are rare occasions when things did not go as planned, like at the Quantum Art Project, we kept out spirits high and made the most out of it.The year was successfully concluded at Levande Frågalådan, which was David’s favorite moment:
it’s before frågelådan when they are still letting the kids come in. They way they are shouting, jumping, dancing and singing along, it’s like some kind of carnival. And this is nothing compared to the excitement of the kids when you go an stage, the floor is literally shaking and your ears are hurting for the cacophony! It’s really one of the more exciting moments of being in physic show, to those 2000 kids — you’re a rock star!
But we cannot end this report without mentioning that not only on stage but also the time behind the scenes, preparing for the shows in the labs, trying new things, such as showing the telescope, testing new experiments, have been simply fun. And we will miss the showmasters that have moved on to greener pastures and will not join us next year very much.