Oakley Moser

Oakley Moser

Science demonstrations will be presented Tuesday, Nov. 7 at 6:30 p.m. at the Deke Slayton Memorial Space and Bicycle Museum in Sparta.

Oakley Moser, physics teacher at Tomah High School, and Larry Scheckel, retired science teacher at Tomah, will present a program designed to both entertain and educate.

Demonstrations include:

A book that is such a hot read it catches on fire

Exploding pumpkin

Electric pickle that produces light.

Magnetism demonstrations.

The difference between Canadian and American coins

A cow magnet.

Magnetic pendulum.

How magnetism brings amusement park rides to a halt.

Moser and Scheckel will also debut their new five-foot long sound tube with flames that dance to music. The audience will witness racing rolling objects, magician’s flash paper, the amazing Dropper-Popper and the chimney effect.

Are ghosts real? Moser and Scheckel will discuss the science of ghosts − where ghosts come from, ghost food and ghost poop. They also promise a few hidden surprises for those attending. They said the free, annual and informal science programs are intended to inspire both kids and adults to be curious about the world around them and stimulate them to learn more.

There will be door prizes and a gift for each child who attends.


Tomah Journal editor

Steve Rundio is editor of the Tomah Journal. Contact him at 608-374-7785.

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