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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
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Super cool science show!

Students have the opportunity to assist in the many cool liquid nitrogen demonstrations during this interactive science show. 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 (ST2-7PW).
  • 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
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Science Show Demonstrations

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!


  • Appropriate for Years 3 to 6 with a 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
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.


  • $540 inc. GST for a 45-minute show
  • In a regional area? Find out how we can attend your school as part of a country science tour!
  • 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 856 828, or use this form to enquire or make a booking for your primary school. 

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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 please contact us.

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