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About Us

Wahoo Wizards is a community outreach program dedicated to educating children in the Charlottesville community about science. We perform science experiments that get K-6 classrooms excited about studying science and engineering.

List of Experiments

Here is a partial list of the experiments we do:

Experiment Picture
Liquid N2
H2 Explosions
Fluorescent Hydrophobic Sand Fluorescent Hydrophobic Sand
Diet Coke and Mentos

Teacher Feedback

“Everything was perfect for Kindergarten. The presenters all did a very good job!”


– Agnor Hurt Elementary

“The UVa students enteracted very well with the first graders.”


– Venable Elementary

Articles on Wahoo Wizards

Inspiring the Next Generation of Engineers One Classroom at a Time
Wahoo Wizards: A University of Virginia K-12 Outreach Story
K-12 Outreach Ideas Shared at Student Conference Workshop
U.Va. Students and Faculty Cultivating Young Engineers

Contact Information

If you would like to join in the fun and excitement, please e-mail the Wahoo Wizards Executive Board at wahoo_wizards_exec@virginia.edu. No experience is necessary.

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