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Liquid Nitrogen Show

Liquid Nitrogen Show

Investigate properties of materials in this "cool" performance.

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!

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Australian ACARA Content Outcomes:
Science

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).

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School Testimonials

Alamanda College

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!

St Hurmizd Assyrian Primary School

I liked how the scientific laws were taught in a visual way, (as well as) showing practical tools used by scientists. I liked the idea of relating concepts to the real world... mixing scientific information with a variety of fun activities. Very successful.

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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

Requirements

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.

Cost

$580 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 conferencee at $150 inc. GST per class anywhere around the world

Extension idea: A chemistry show looking at different types of chemical reactions

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Scientist Q & A

Often students attend our science workshops and shows with questions that stem beyond the covered topic area. Ask a scientist aims to give students a chance to get their questions answered! Run as a 30-minute session at a cost of $70 inc. GST.

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