Traveling ‘Wonders of Physics’ show to wow students with science


    LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Students at J. B. Atkinson Academy for Excellence in Teaching and Learning will get an entertaining lesson in physics Nov. 13 when a traveling program that helps people understand and explore the science pays a visit to the school.

    The University of Louisville’s Gheens Science Hall and Rauch Planetarium is hosting the 9:30 a.m. show—The Wonders of Physics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison—which includes exploding balloons, a fire extinguisher rocket, light prisms and more. Students are encouraged to participate in the experiments.

    J. B. Atkinson, at 2811 Duncan Street, is a UofL Signature Partnership school. Signature Partnership is a university effort to enhance the quality of life and economic opportunity for residents of West Louisville.

    For more information about Friday’s event, contact Atkinson teacher Heather Gregg at (502) 485-8203 or UofL planetarium director Rachel Connolly at 502-852-0586.

    To learn more about the traveling show, visit

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