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Midway Physics Day

2023 Midway Physics Day at the South Carolina State Fair
Tuesday October 17, 2023

2023 Midway Physics Updates:

This website will be updated as new information becomes available - please check back frequently!

This year's Midway Physics Day will be on Tuesday, October 17, from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM.
If you want to join us, please fill out the Registration Form (will be live on Sept. 8, 2023)

Please remember to fill out this quick survey after the Fair, since we want to hear your feedback so we can keep improving our logistics and content in the future. 
2023 Midway Physics Day Follow-Up Survey (will be live on Oct. 18, 2023)

Recent Media:

October 18, 2023 - "SC State Fair welcomes future physicists" (WLTX News 19)
October 18, 2023 -
"SC high school students learn about physics at hands-on state fair event" (ABC 25 Columbia)
October 19, 2022 - "Physics Day inspiring next generation of scientists at SC State Fair"
(WLTX News 19)
October 18, 2022 - "Physics Day at the State Fair: A decades long tradition"
(WACH Fox 57)
October 18, 2022
- "High school students attend Midway Physics Day at the SC State Fair" (ABC 25 Columbia)

Teaching Resources:

Here you can download some useful resources in preparation for the Fair:

Teacher Training Event:

Teacher training Event will be held on Tuesday, October 3 at 6:30 PM. It will be online, and the Zoom link will be sent via email.

For some additional resources to utilize prior to Midway Physics Day, please see below:

Location and Logistics:

Midway Physics Day will be held in a new location at the State Fair this year - Academic Ave. Stage.

Check out the updated SC State Fair Map for more details!

The South Carolina State Fair is a local, self-sustaining, non-profit organization that has donated over $3 million in scholarships for South Carolina students since 1997. We are thankful for their dedication and ongoing support of our programming!

SC State Fair Address:
South Carolina State Fairgrounds
1200 Rosewood Drive
Columbia, South Carolina 29201

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