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Group Demonstration

It's not just a phase - it's the state of science.

Observe reactions that involve a Tesla coil, plasma globe, the pH scale, multicolored fire combustion and dry ice. Discover how these shifting states of matter can determine physical or chemical reactions.

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Offered virtually via Zoom or in person at your site, group demonstrations last 45 minutes. Each session accommodates up to 200 individuals. Experiences are primarily offered during core hours of 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Requests for alternate days or times will be considered.

Note: Due to COVID-19 pandemic, in-person offerings are suspended until further notice. For updated information on how FIU is responding to the pandemic, please visit FIU’s coronavirus page.

Virtual

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  • Offered Monday–Friday*
  • Hosted on Zoom; requires a strong internet connection
  • $265 for first demonstration; $210 for each additional demonstration of the same theme on the same day

In Person

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  • Primarily offered on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays*
  • Hosted at your site; requires a classroom, library or other quiet setting
  • $350 for first demonstration; $275 for each additional demonstration of the same theme on the same day

K-12 Florida Education Standards

The following standards are focused by suggested grade levels and aligned to Florida Department of Education benchmarks.

  • 3rd Grade

    SC.3.P.8.3: Compare materials and objects according to properties such as size, shape, color, texture, and hardness.

    SC.3.P.11.1: Investigate, observe, and explain that things that give off light often also give off heat.

    SC.3.P.9.1: Describe the changes water undergoes when it changes state through heating and cooling by using familiar scientific terms such as melting, freezing, boiling, evaporation, and condensation.

  • 4th Grade

    SC.4.P.10.1: Observe and describe some basic forms of energy, including light, heat, sound, electrical, and the energy of motion.

    SC.4.P.9.1: Identify some familiar changes in materials that result in other materials with different characteristics, such as decaying animal or plant matter, burning, rusting, and cooking.

    SC.4.P.8.2: Identify properties and common uses of water in each of its states.

  • 5th Grade

    SC.5.P.8.1: Compare and contrast the basic properties of solids, liquids, and gases, such as mass, volume, color, texture, and temperature.:

    SC.5.P.9.1: Investigate and describe that many physical and chemical changes are affected by temperature.

    SC.5.P.10.1: Investigate and describe some basic forms of energy, including light, heat, sound, electrical, chemical, and mechanical.

  • 6th Grade

    SC.6.N.1.3: Explain the difference between an experiment and other types of scientific investigation, and explain the relative benefits and limitations of each.

    SC.6.N.1.5: Recognize that science involves creativity, not just in designing experiments, but also in creating explanations that fit evidence.

    SC.6.N.2.3: Recognize that scientists who make contributions to scientific knowledge come from all kinds of backgrounds and possess varied talents, interests, and goals.

  • 7th Grade

    SC.7.P.10.2: Observe and explain that light can be reflected, refracted, and/or absorbed.

    SC.7.P.11.1: Recognize that adding heat to or removing heat from a system may result in a temperature change and possibly a change of state.

    SC.7.P.11.2: Investigate and describe the transformation of energy from one form to another.

  • 8th Grade

    SC.8.P.8.8: Identify basic examples of and compare and classify the properties of compounds, including acids, bases, and salts.

    SC.8.P.8.9: Distinguish among mixtures (including solutions) and pure substances.

    SC.8.N.4.2: Explain how political, social, and economic concerns can affect science, and vice versa.