Physics Discovery

Sponsored by the Department of Physics, these hands-on workshops are designed to teach K-12 students about the simple laws that govern the physical universe. Guided activities include Newton’s laws of motion, making liquids from gases, making magnetism from electricity, and exploring the optics of mirrors and lenses. Activities are covered at a level appropriate to the age group of visiting students.

Program Details

Audience: K - 12th grade

Group Size: 10 - 40 students

Offered: Fall and Spring Semesters, Fridays

Start Time: 9:30am

Duration: 2 hours


  • Students: $5.00 each
  • Teachers: Free
  • Chaperones: Up to 5 free chaperones; Additional chaperones $5.00 each
  • Limited Free field trips available to Title I Schools

We welcome homeschool groups! 1 lead parent/teacher and 5 chaperones per group is free. Additional adults will be charged for admission beyond the 5 for the workshop. Please Note: Due to room capacity in the Discovery Labs, your chaperones will be limited to only 5 in the room at a time.

Optional Add-Ons

Science Center Exhibits:
$2.00 per person

Planetarium Show:
$3.00 per person


For more information about scheduling programs, please contact:
Noel Hensley

For more information on Physics Discovery activities, please contact:
Srinivas Manne

To request a Physics Discovery Workshop, please fill out the request form

Discovery Request Form

All Discovery Programs require a Request Form Submission; Please note that this is a request form only. Confirmation of your requested Discovery Program is dependent on availability. Flandrau staff will contact you in 2-3 days to confirm scheduling of your Discovery Program.