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The Christmas Lecture On scifun.org


Dr. Bassam Z. Shakhashiri, Professor of Chemistry at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, is renowned nationwide for his chemical demonstration shows, and in particular for his annual presentation, Once Upon a Christmas Cheery, In the Lab of Shakhashiri . For over 40 years, this science-oriented entertainment has played to packed houses at such varied locations as the University of Wisconsin-Madison, the National Academy of Sciences and the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum in Washington, and Boston's Museum of Science, as well as being televised by stations across the country.

The 40th Annual Presentation from 2009 is available on DVD. Also available are the shows from 2010, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003 and 2002 (DVD and VHS), and 2001, 2000, 1999, 1998, 1997, and 1996, the 25th Anniversary show from 1994, and the 1993 presentation (all on VHS only).

In these fun-packed and educational presentations,
Professor Bassam Z. Shakhashiri demonstrates

balloons that explode and balloons that collapse

liquids that change color and liquids that solidify

polymers that expand and polymers that shrink

solutions that glow in the dark

... and many more fascinating and exciting experiments,
including some you can do at home.

They can be ordered from:
To Educational Innovations Web Site

Check the Educational Innovations Web site at www.teachersource.com





For more information contact SciFun@chem.wisc.edu