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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 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:

  • Change to an object’s motion is caused by unbalanced forces acting on the object (ACSSU117)
  • The motion of objects can be described and predicted using the laws of physics (ACSSU229)
  • The action of forces that act at a distance may be observed and related to everyday situations. (PW2)
  • Cells are the basic units of living things and have specialised structures and functions (ACSSU149)
  • The properties of the different states of matter can be explained in terms of the motion and arrangement of particles (ACSSU151)
liquid nitrogen sprinkler
liquid nitrogen on a balloon

NSW K to 10 Science Syllabus Content

A student:
  • describes the action of unbalanced forces in everyday situations (SC4-10PW)
  • discusses how scientific understanding and technological developments have contributed to finding solutions to problems involving energy transfers and transformations (SC4-11PW)
  • relates the structure and function of living things to their classification, survival and reproduction (SC4-14LW) 
  • applies models, theories and laws to explain situations involving energy, force and motion (SC5-10PW)
  • explains how scientific understanding about energy conservation, transfers and transformations is applied in systems (SC5-11PW) 

    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

For us to provide the best possible learning experience, the materials used during the presentation may be varied to suit the conditions and the audience. Please chat with our presenter if there is a particular focus that you'd like us to cover.
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  • Appropriate for Years 7 to 10.
  • ​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.


  • $580 inc. GST for a 45 minute workshop.
  • Available as a video conference at $150 inc. GST per class anywhere around the world.
Call 1300 856 828, or use this form to inquire or make a booking for your high school.
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.

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.

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1300 856 828

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