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Formula for fun: Chemistry field day combines science and music

Chemistry Field Day at CreightonExplosions and loud music are usually a chemistry teacher’s worst nightmare. But on April 16, high school chemistry teachers are encouraging their students to watch and listen. Students will experience explosions in time with music, such as Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture.

High school students from across Nebraska will experience a chemical music show as part of Chemistry Field Day, held at the Hixson-Lied and Rigge science buildings on the campus of Creighton University. From 7:45 a.m. to 3 p.m., students will join Creighton’s chemistry department in a day celebrating a love of science. So far, around 100 students are planning to attend. Schools can register until April 8.

Throughout the day, students will compete in lab and academic competitions. A special ceremony will honor first-, second- and third-place teams. Creighton chemistry majors and faculty will perform the chemical music show at 2:15 p.m. in Rigge Room 120.

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