The phones are ringing. Inquiries are coming in. When? What? Where? Are all questions being asked about the 2006 CASPER Physics Circus. CASPER is the acronym for the Center for Astrophysics, Space Physics & Engineering Research, and is a project headed by Baylor University. Dr. Truell Hyde, Vice-Provost of Research for Baylor University leads the CASPER team and research. Since 2000, Dr. Hyde has orchestrated one of the most educationally grounded, hands-on intensive, and exceptionally fun physics learning environments known to secondary education, thus the name "The Greatest Physics Circus on Earth".
The theme for this years Circus is "Who Wants to Be A Scientist" , and is a physics game show structured to continue the tradition of students having loads of fun while learning about science. The physics of waves is the focus. Sound waves, electromagnetic waves, light and color waves will all be explored and demonstrated. A new "wave" of demonstrations (no pun intended) will be introduced and enjoyed.
So, save the dates, gather your pennies, reserve your seat, schedule your class, and come on down to "The Greatest Physics Circus on Earth" for 2006.
Be sure to check back in awhile for clues on what to study to play "Who Wants to Be A Scientist".