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A World of Science visits the Lakeland

Thursday, December 13, 2018 11:00 AM | Anonymous member

It was a whole new world of science for local students. 

Last week, TELUS World of Science made a stop at Lakeland schools to teach youth about what happens when liquid nitrogen is introduced to items such as an animal balloon and a banana. 

Duclos School students witnessed these experiments, among others, when Science in Motion, a program offered by the TELUS World of Science Edmonton, visited the area on Tuesday, Dec. 4.

Electricity, fire and gas, and cryogenics were just some of the topics covered during the presentation.

Grade 2 students were in awe with seeing the various effects that liquid nitrogen had on various elements. 

“We were looking at freezing the different states of manner,” explained coordinator for community outreach for the Science in Motion program, Whitney Horban. “We started off with a solid, then a liquid, and then a gas, seeing what happens when you freeze different ones, do they expand? Do they contract? Then, what changes?”  

One of the highlights during the cryogenics presentation was when Horban demonstrated the results of filling up a balloon with steam from liquid nitrogen, which Grade 2 student Kylie Trembly noted was one of her favourite parts. 

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