CAPOW! Science Show
Chemistry & Physics On Wheels!
What is CAPOW? - Chemistry And Physics On Wheels!
Classes in science may be anything but boring to your students when you have C.A.P.O.W!; a science show of pops, bangs, and flashes - a show of Chemistry and Physics on Wheels by the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO). The C.A.P.O.W! - program includes exciting overviews of physics and chemistry.
Ask Chemistry and Physics professors from UNO to wow your students with a variety of shows and demonstrations. You may choose to book demonstrations by one of the "Science Wizards" who have had several years of experience in performing chemistry and physics demonstrations.
Physics and Chemistry really is exciting!! Depending on the particular topic of a show, students may see and hear professors with lightning coming from their fingertips, professors lying on a bed of nails, bananas being used to pound nails into boards, 55-gallon steel drums being crumpled with a bang, flames being snuffed out by giant smoke rings, spectacular explosions, colorful chemical reactions, spectacular voice changes, and a host of other chemical, electrical, mechanical, and thermal marvels.
Only C.A.P.O.W! allows UNO chemistry and physics professors to take science to area schools. Many schools may not have the right kind of equipment on hand for a wide variety of science demonstrations. C.A.P.O.W! can help. Demonstrations are available for the elementary and secondary school levels.
Watch and enjoy the shows as you awaken your students' interests in chemistry and physics!
How do I bring C.A.P.O.W. to my school?
A science show lasts for 45-minutes to an hour and provides an exciting overview of physics and chemistry.
We normally request the following conditions for a science show:
- An audience of 50-200 students
- An auditorium or suitable room, such as a gymnasium
- Two 5-foot tables
- Access to electricity, and water for clean up
Please fill out the original confirmation form, retain a copy for your records, and email to:
You may also print out and send the form to:
CAPOW! Outreach Scheduling
Department of Physics
Durham Science Center, DSC 129
University of Nebraska at Omaha
Omaha, NE 68182-0266
Due to the limited resources available for the physics/chemistry outreach efforts and our desire to initiate new outreach programs, we request a fee of $206.00 for each visit.
Please make checks payable to UNO CAPOW.
For more information, please call 402.554.2511.