Levitating Frog
Madame Curie
In The Limelight
Rubber Duckies
Light Up My Life I
Light Up My Life II
Looking Glass
Blowing Bubbles
Beam Me Up, Scotty
Big Bang
CSI Chicago
Big Chill
Dr. Art Friedman

Your children and their friends can choose from a selection of programs involving chemistry, physics and biological science, or a program that can be custom tailored to your needs. As a special option, each child may also construct and take home a functioning device or a product that will illustrate one of the principles of the chosen program’s theme.

Van deGraaf generator sends plates flying
When not using them to bake apple pies, Dr. Friedman floats pie pans in the air with 400,000 volts of electrostatic repulsion.

The programs are presented by Dr. Art Friedman, renowned scientist and educator, whose traveling program, “The Magic of Chemistry” has been seen live by over 30,000 students in four states and was featured on the former nationally syndicated TV program, “PM Magazine”.

Rings shoot into the air
The magnetic field of a Thompson Coil propels an aluminum ring into space!

Browse through a few of the many programs in our repertoire:

  1. Ben Franklin and the Levitating Frog
  2. I’m Curious, Madame Curie. What’s That Glowing in Your Lab Coat?
  3. We’re in the Limelight (and the emission lines are incredible!)
  4. Rubber Duckies and Plastic Sulfur — The Chemistry of Polymers
  5. You Light Up My Life (One: Chemical and Biological Cold Light)
  6. You Light Up My Life (Two: Visible Light and Its Properties)
  7. Alice in Wonderland, or Why Things Smell and Taste Differently on the Other Side of the Looking Glass
  8. I’m Forever Blowing Bubbles
  9. Beam Me Up, Scotty. My Phaser’s Broken and All I’ve Got is a 5 Microwatt Laser to Fight Klingons!
  10. The Big Bang and Other Forays in Pyrotechnics
  11. CSI — Chicago
  12. The Big Chill
Tesla coil sparks burnt out bulb
Dr. Friedman passes 50,000 volts of electricity from a Tesla coil through his body to light a burnt out fluorescent bulb.

These demonstrations have been performed before thousands over a period of some thirty years, and we have never suffered an injury, nor has one of our observers been injured. All necessary safety precautions are employed in all of our shows. Other demonstrations and hands-on activities can be custom-tailored to your child’s interests and educational level. We also can do assembly programs from elementary school through high school. Please call us for details at 847-940-0821 or 847-909-4669 (cell).

Orange Pom pom flying
Electricity replaces the cheerleader in moving this pom-pom!