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The Texas A&M Department of Physics and Astronomy has a new outreach initiative with support of the Science Festival Alliance. Our dedicated faculty and students “meet people where they are,” by adding exciting science experiences to existing events and venues where people are already gathered.
These efforts truly engage with audience members who may never attend a science event on their own accord. By engaging people in the midst of activity, the Just Add Science approach has the potential to show that science is relevant to things they already care deeply about.
The Texas A&M Just Add Science Program is characterized as science activities taking place in a context that integrates into the normal course of people’s lives.
Examples of our hands-on demonstrations that are always a big hit with the public include “magic bubbles” (soap bubbles floating in aquarium with dry ice), angular momentum (aka figure skater), gyroscopes, optical illusions, animal balloons and racquetballs frozen in liquid nitrogen, bike wheel generator, vacuum lifter, inseparable phone books (fight the friction!), sports physics and many more!

Upcoming Events

To be announced…


Past Events

Physics demonstrations at First Friday in Downtown Bryan

  • Date: February 7, 2020
  • Time: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
  • Location: 26th St side of “Must Be Heaven” café

Physics demonstrations at First Friday in Downtown Bryan

  • Date: November 1, 2019
  • Time: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
  • Location: 26th St side of “Must Be Heaven” café

Physics demonstrations at Boonville days

  • Date: October 5, 2019
  • Time: 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
  • Location: Brazos Valley Museum of Natural History

Physics demonstrations at RELLIS Festival and Open House

  • Date: October 5, 2019
  • Time: 4:10 pm – 4:30 pm
  • Location: RELLIS Campus

Physics demonstrations at First Friday in Downtown Bryan

  • Date: September 6, 2019
  • Time: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
  • Location: 26th St side of “Must Be Heaven” café

Physics demonstrations at First Friday in Downtown Bryan

  • Date: March 1, 2019
  • Time: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
  • Location: 26th St side of “Must Be Heaven” café

Physics demonstrations at First Friday in Downtown Bryan

  • Date: February 1, 2019
  • Time: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
  • Location: 26th St side of “Must Be Heaven” café

Physics demonstrations at Boonville days

  • Date: October 13, 2018
  • Time: 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
  • Location: Brazos Valley Museum of Natural History

Physics demonstrations at First Friday in Downtown Bryan

  • Date: February 2, 2018
  • Time: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
  • Location: 26th St side of “Must Be Heaven” café

Physics demonstrations at Boonville days

  • Date: October 07, 2017
  • Time: 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
  • Location: Brazos Valley Museum of Natural History

Physics demonstrations at First Friday in Downtown Bryan

  • Date: March 3, 2017
  • Time: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
  • Location: 26th St side of “Must Be Heaven” café

Physics demonstrations at Spirit of Texas Festival

  • Date: March 3, 2017
  • Time: 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
  • Location: Wolf Pen Creek Park

Physics demonstrations at the College of Science 50th Anniversary Tailgate

  • Date: October 29, 2016
  • Time: 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
  • Location: 2104 MSC

Physics demonstrations at Boonville days

  • Date: October 01, 2016
  • Time: 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
  • Location: Brazos Valley Museum of Natural History
Boonville Days Demos
Boonville Days Demos
Boonville Days Demos


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Physics Demonstrations Saturday (Before Texas A&M vs. UCLA Football Game)

  • Date: September 03, 2016
  • Time: 11:30 am
  • Location: Academic Plaza
Physics Demonstrations Saturday
Physics Demonstrations Saturday
Physics Demonstrations Saturday


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Physics demonstrations at First Friday in Downtown Bryan

  • Date: April 1, 2016
  • Time: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
  • Location: 26th St side of “Must Be Heaven” café
First Friday Demos
First Friday Demos
First Friday Demos


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Physics demonstrations at First Friday in Downtown Bryan

  • Date: March 4, 2016
  • Time: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
  • Location: 26th St side of “Must Be Heaven” café
First Friday Demos
First Friday Demos
First Friday Demos


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Physics demonstrations at First Friday in Downtown Bryan

  • Date: February 5, 2016
  • Time: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
  • Location: 26th St side of “Must Be Heaven” café
First Friday Demos
First Friday Demos
First Friday Demos


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Physics demonstrations at First Friday in Downtown Bryan

  • Date: December 4, 2015
  • Time: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
  • Location: 26th St side of “Must Be Heaven” café
First Friday Demos
First Friday Demos
First Friday Demos


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Physics Demonstrations Saturday (Before Texas A&M vs. Western Carolina Football Game)

  • Date: November 14, 2015
  • Time: 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
  • Location: Rudder Plaza
Physics Demonstrations Saturday (Before Texas A&M vs. Western Carolina Football Game)
Physics Demonstrations Saturday (Before Texas A&M vs. Western Carolina Football Game)
Physics Demonstrations Saturday (Before Texas A&M vs. Western Carolina Football Game)


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Physics demonstrations at First Friday in Downtown Bryan

  • Date: November 6, 2015
  • Time: 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
  • Location: 26th St side of “Must Be Heaven” café
First Friday Demos
First Friday Demos
First Friday Demos


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Physics demonstrations at Boonville days

  • Date: October 10, 2015
  • Time: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
  • Location: Brazos Valley Museum of Natural History
Boonville Days Demos
Boonville Days Demos
Boonville Days Demos


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