Materials Research Science and Engineering Center
Holiday Lecture for Children and Parents
Howard A. Stone

Howard Stone created and presented the fifth Annual Holiday Lecture to the general public at Harvard University. As a theme he choose candles: They illustrate scientific principles for children and their parents. The program was titled "Science by Candlelight" (see figure). More than 700 people attended two performances in December 2006, and a repeat show is planned for April 2007. The lecture was prepared in collaboration with Megan Walbran (RET), a physics teacher at Westwood Public High School, Daniel Rosenberg from the Science Center staff, and Kathryn Hollar, the education coordinator of the Harvard MRSEC.