Halloween Demo Night at Malcolm X

Thursday, August 7th, 2014

It was a dark and stormy night, when ScienceFist took the stage at Malcolm X College (Oct. 19th, 2012).  It was one of the rainiest nights Chicago had seen in some time, but that didn’t stop the enthusiasm people had for amazing science demonstrations.

Mike Davis from the City Colleges of Chicago kicked thins off with some simple explosions.  Joy Walker from Truman College showcased her favorite ‘milk of magnesia’ demonstration.  Brian Niehbur from North Grand High School showed off his custom-made wind tunnel.  Brett Nicholas from the Museum of Science and Industry’s Bangs and Flashes group showed off the exploding pumpkin and threw candy into the crowd.  Joseph Simmons from our sponsor VWR did some amazing work with gases. Sid Nagel and Heinrich Jager from the University of Chicago’s Physics with a Bang blew smoke rings into the audience, and made time move backwards.

All in all, it was a great night.  We captured it all on video and we produced a handy book with all of the experimental write-ups.  We look forward to seeing you at our next science demonstration night!


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