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Holiday chemistry show

The Chemistry Club will host the fifth annual Holiday Chemistry Demo Show from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Dec. 14, in the Student Union Jordan Ballroom. Free parking is available in the Lincoln Avenue Garage at the corner of University Drive and Lincoln Avenue.

The free event brings families together to watch Boise State professors perform unique science demonstrations. Children also can participate in hands-on demonstrations with current Boise State students. The show has been known to draw more than 500 enthusiastic community members for eye-popping scientific experiments and a Chemistry Carol sign-along.

Children can interact with volunteers from the chemistry club for hands-on demonstrations from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Past demos have included experiments with static electricity, creating gak, baking soda pop-tubes, chromatography butterflies, florescence soda pop, pH paper drawings and more. These demonstrations encourage kids to have fun with science in a safe and exciting way in hopes that they will continue to stay interested. From 7:30 to 9 p.m. professors will put on a variety of demonstrations in  an exhilarating show that encourages and fosters critical thinking skills.