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Loyola students demonstrate how physics is fun in New Orleans East

November 16, 2012

Loyola University New Orleans students shared their love for science with elementary school children in New Orleans East last week. The Loyola students performed physics demonstrations at the Wild About Science event held at Lake Forest Elementary charter school. The annual science-themed event is designed to foster student interest in the natural sciences at a young age.

Loyola students Emily Reynolds (physics), Dustin Lindberg (physics), Douglas Alexander (physics), Beth Cook (Spanish language and cultures), Jess Harrell (biology) and Monica Ohakwe (psychology) participated in the event through fun-filled physics demonstrations. Of all the demonstrations, the kids seemed to enjoy a special rotating stool representing the principle of conservation of angular momentum and a Van de Graaff generator illustrating the physics of electro-statics.

Other presenters included the American Red Cross, Audubon Zoo and the Department of Wildlife and Fisheries.

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