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Liquid Nitrogen Show

Investigate properties of materials in this "cool" performance.
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  • Condensation cloud formed over a desk following dry ice added into hot water
  • Condensation cloud over a bowl of hot water formed via liquid nitrogen cooling the vapors
Condensation cloud formed over a desk following dry ice added into hot water1 Condensation cloud over a bowl of hot water formed via liquid nitrogen cooling the vapors2
Students have the opportunity to assist in the many cool liquid nitrogen demonstrations

Find out how solids, liquids and gases change when rapidly heated and cooled. 
Smash a squash ball! Shrink a balloon instantly!
What happens to living things if they are frozen?
How can Newton's 3rd Law of Motion explain a liquid nitrogen sprinkler?
Explore Charles Law using popping cans and expanding balloons.
Just what is the Leidenfrost effect anyway and more...

This science show covers phase changes, expansion and contraction, basic cell theory, air pressure and the weather. This school science performance can also be viewed as a LIVE web conference anywhere in the world!

What schools are saying about our science shows & workshops
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Yesterday we had Ben visit us to perform the Liquid Nitrogen Show. Ben was great! He was very engaging and was able to answer student questions. He looked like he genuinely enjoyed what he was doing which created a great atmosphere! The show was very informative and engaging. We would highly recommend Ben and the show to any of our colleagues! 

Alamanda College; Liquid Nitrogen Show visit


Australian Curriculum and NSW K to 10 Syllabus Links

Australian National Curriculum Mapping for all our science workshops & shows

Australian ACARA Content Outcomes:

  • A change of state between solid and liquid can be caused by adding or removing heat (ACSSU046).
  • Heat can be produced in many ways and can move from one object to another. (ACSSU049).
  • Forces can be exerted by one object on another through direct contact or from a distance (ACSSU076).
  • Solids, liquids and gases have different observable properties and behave in different ways (ACSSU077).
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NSW Science & Technology Syllabus Content

A student:
  • identifies ways heat is produced and that heat moves from one object to another (ST2-6PW).
  • identifies that adding or removing heat causes a change of state between solids and liquids. (ST2-12MW)
  • describes everyday interactions between objects that result from contact and non-contact forces 
  • identifies then observable properties of solids, liquids & gases, and that changes to materials are reversible or irreversible (ST3-12MW)

    NSW K - 10 Science Syllabus mapping for all our incursions

Science workshop experiments

Safety of cryogenic substances Liquid Nitrogen is - 196˚C, so what equipment must be used?
Fog breath Is water present in your breath? Condensation demonstration.
The shrinking balloon What happens to gases when rapidly cooled? Air pressure demo
Balloon blow up Blowing balloons up from the outside! Transferring heat energy.
Lid launcher  Expanding gases have a lot of force - why can this be a problem?
The flying glove Heating gases causes rapid expansion!
Ball smasher Why can rubber shatter? Glass transition phase demonstration
Banana hammer   Can plant material survive instant freezing?
Liquid Nitrogen sprinkler! Rapid expansion of Nitrogen can be utilised - what about water?
Cool lasers How are lasers used in atmospheric research?
Frozen bubbles Bubbles can give clues about our changing environment.
Cooling circuits Proving chemical reactions slow when cooled.
Leidenfrost effect Rapidly boiling liquids can hover over surfaces… how?
Levitating magnets See the power within superconductors; future research in action

Studying types of chemical reactions? A chemistry show is ideal for your students!
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  • Appropriate for Years 3 to 6.
  • ​Maximum of 60 students per session.
  • Two tables in a well ventilated area.
  • Chairs are not required.
  • Duration 45 minutes.
  • Set up time 30 minutes and pack up time 30 minutes.


  • $440 inc. GST for a 45 minute show.
  • Available as a video conference at $150 inc. GST per class anywhere around the world.
  • Extension idea: A chemistry show looking at different types of chemical reactions.
Call 1300 856 828or use this form to enquire or make a booking for your primary school.
Free 30 minute teacher PD video conference with 2 or more booked science shows.

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For schools outside of metropolitan areas please contact us to discuss how this science workshop can visit your school as part of a regional science visit.

We don't charge per student as we know that this causes an additional administrative load on your school office. Most schools tend to fill the science workshops & shows based on our recommended maximum number of students. If you have any questions on our science incursions please contact us.
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