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We now provide an ITV Listserv where we send notices of content available over the ITV Network. We provide free access to Science Spectrum Virtual Field trips to ITV Consortium members and there are other many other sources of content that are both free and fee based.
Science Spectrum’s Fall 2018 ITV Schedule
Regular Program Days and Times
Wednesdays and Thursdays
9:15am, 10:15am, 1:00pm
Please contact Matt Davis at Region 17 to schedule ITV programs:
Please make all reservations and cancellations at least 24 hours in advance
For any questions or comments about program content, please contact Eloralee Todd at the Science Spectrum:


October 3 & 4 (W/Th)
Lab Safety & Combustion

Learn the basic principles of lab safety while discovering the exciting world of combustion. We’ll introduce chemical changes, fire safety, and see the fire triangle in action as we look at the science of fire. Definitely don’t try this at home!
October 10 & 11 (W/Th)
Crazy Chemistry

Step into our lab as we dive deeper into chemistry and take a closer look at chemical changes. We will look at some ways to tell a chemical change is taking place as we look at acids, bases, exothermic and endothermic reactions, and more!
October 17 & 18 (W/Th)
Super Cold States of Matter

We’ll round out our look at chemistry by using liquid nitrogen to explore physical changes, what matter is, and the three main states matter exists in. Watch as gas turns to liquid, liquid turns solid, and some solids break apart in a matter of seconds-all with the super cold temperature of liquid nitrogen.
October 24 & 25 (W/Th)
Spooky Science

How did Dr. Frankenstein create his monster? Can something REALLY be invisible? We’ll answer these questions and more as we look at Halloween themed science experiments-some of which you can even do at home!
October 31 & November 1 (W/Th)
Physical Properties

Does it sink, does it float, is it magnetic, and does it dissolve? Why or why not? What does it mean to classify something? We will ponder these questions and more as we explore what physical properties are and ways they can change.

November 7 & 8 (W/Th)
Force and Motion
Have you ever wondered why football isn’t played on an ice rink, how ice skaters spin so fast, why seatbelts are so important, or why you get thrown to the side on carnival rides that spin? We’ll answer these questions and more as we discuss force, motion, gravity, and more!

November 14 & 15 (W/Th)

You can’t create it, and you can’t destroy it – It’s energy! What is energy, and where does it come from? Learn about different forms of energy, their uses, energy resources, and how we can help conserve them.


November 28 & November 29 (W/Th)

Explore the world of electricity! Using machines like the Tesla Coil, we will journey through the principles of electricity, how it travels, and what it can and cannot travel through. You’ll even learn some “hair-raising” experiments you can do at home. It’s sure to be a “shockingly” good time!


December 5 & 6 (W/Th)
Earth’s Changes

Whether it be sudden and quickly noticeable or slow and only noticeable after time, our Earth is constantly changing. We’ll cap off the semester looking at fast changes like volcanoes and earthquakes, slow changes such as erosion, weathering, and deposition, and how they work together in the rock cycle.
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