The Physics Force

Monday, January 11, 2016Friday, January 15, 2016
10:00 am – 11:00 am

Physics Force


84 Church St SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455

University of Minnesota

The Physics Force

Show dates and times
Monday, January 11, 2016 at 10am and 1pm
Tuesday, January 12, 2016 at 10am and 1pm
Wednesday, January 13 2016 at, 10am and 1pm
Thursday, January 14, 2016 at 10am, 1pm and 7pm
Friday, January 15, 2016 at 10am and 1pm

Physics is fun! If that sounds like an oxymoron to you accept our invitation to see The Physics Force perform at the Minneapolis Convention Center.

The Physics Force is a K-12 outreach program through the University of Minnesota whose greatest success is generating an interest in science in K-12 students. The Physics Force goes above and beyond to educate and entertain by doing things on a grand scale to bring excitement and wonder to the thousands of students who attend Physics Force performances every year.

The Physics Force is supported by the School of Physics and Astronomy, the Dean of the College of Science and Engineering, and the University of Minnesota's Materials Research and Science and Engineering Centers (MRSEC).

The Physics Force is a very successful and entertaining outreach program of the College of Science and Engineering of the University of Minnesota developed to make science exciting and fun for students of all ages. The Force consists of high school teachers and professors from the University of Minnesota School of Physics and Astronomy. The Physics Force has performed variations of The Force at Disney's Epcot Center, parts of it were shown on Newton’s Apple and several members have performed demonstrations on the Knoff-Hoff Show, a very successful German television science program. Join The Physics Force for the fun and excitement (like crushing a 55 gallon steel barrel in a fraction of a second) but don't be surprised when you see how much physics you learn.

The Physics Force web site provides vocabulary, a description of the physics of the demos, cross reference to the FOSS kits, and some experiments you can do at home.

The show lasts about 1 hour.

Target Age Range: weekday morning and afternoon shows are intended for elementary and middle school students. (The Thu, Jan 14, 7pm show is intended for the general public.)

Cost per child/student: free!
Cost per edult/educator: free!

Registration: The shows are free, but reservations are required. Registration is open to both individual homeschool families and homeschool groups. Register online at Shows fill up quickly!

For more information, contact Angie Stehr at stehr002(at) or 612-301-8303.

Information subject to change. Please check with Physics Force for the most current information.