10/18/2004

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KU's Carnival of Chemistry brings magic of science to children

LAWRENCE -- The University of Kansas Department of Chemistry will illustrate the magic of science Oct. 24 at the ninth annual Carnival of Chemistry.

The carnival, sponsored by KU and the American Chemical Society, is scheduled noon to 4 p.m. at Malott Hall. It is held in conjunction with National Chemistry Week and is free and open to the public. .

This year's theme is Celebrating Health and Wellness.

The carnival is geared for elementary-school children with a focus on fourth- and fifth-graders, but it includes entertainment for all ages.

The award-winning carnival this year will include the "spectrapult," the popcorn and laser rooms and the Frozen Flames University chemistry magic show. Other attractions will include games, prizes, face painting and a "Walk With the Elements."

Parking is free and available in lot 90, Naismith Drive and 18th Street; and lot 62, Sunnyside Avenue and Illinois Street. Participants can also park in lots near Memorial Stadium.

For more information visit http://www.frozenflamesuniversity.com/.

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