While observing dry ice, students learn about the various states of matter and the properties of dry ice (pure carbon dioxide) as it is heated. Students understand the important concepts of mass, matter, density and volume while we conduct our “cool” science experiments. Students sit on the edge of their seats as they eagerly pop dry ice bubble and observe a safe explosion. Then, turn down the lights as your STEM presenter simulates lightning & discusses electricity. Whip out those cameras to capture a hair raising experience as electricity causes our volunteers’ hair to stand straight up! Your young scientists have a BLAST learning the difference between matter, light, forces and electricity!
This in-school field trip is designed for no more than 35 students to keep the presentation engaging and hands-on. Your STEM Presenter will need a small table to set up the dry ice experiments. It is best if the students sit in chairs in a large semi-circle and the presenter stays in one room as the students rotate between classes/groups. We are flexible if a central room with chairs is unavailable. We’d be happy to discuss different options.
Presentations may be scheduled in the classroom, media center or cafeteria. In some cases, weather permitting, the presentation may be outside out of direct sunlight.