Rachel Kroetch helps the presenter from TELUS World of Science with an experiment about liquid nitrogen, to learn about cryogenics. Photos Submitted

PHOTOS: Sylvan Lake students learn about cryogenics in hands on experiments

Students from Steffie Woima were treated to a presentation from TELUS World of Science

Students from Ecole Steffie Woima Elementary School were treated to an unique opportunity to learn about cryogenics and liquid nitrogen, Nov. 14.

TELUS World of Science came to the school on Wednesday to present on cryogenics to all the students in the elementary school.

TELUS World of Science describes the presentation as an exploration of the effects of liquid nitrogen on matter. Students were able to discover how the substance and gases, liquids and solids react together.

The experiment involved students placing balloon animals into liquid nitrogen. The presenter would then remove the balloons, which had shrunk from exposure to the extreme cold, and place them into the hands of the students.

The students then watched as the balloons began to expand again as they breathed on them.

“The students loved this portion of the presentation and the hands on nature of helping with the experiment!” said Cherilyn Michaylow, administrative assistant at Steffie Woima.

Michaylow added the students and teacher all enjoyed the presentation “immensely.”

 

Kale Maxon learns how liquid nitrogen reacts to different materials, such as the air and rubber from a balloon.

Paxton Hein (right), Ben Koch (centre) and Alana Bromley learn what happend to a balloon animal when submerged in liquid nitrogen, during a presentation from TELUS World of Science about cryogenics.

Ryon Tanasiychuk (right), Sofia Fletcher (centre) and Kinzley Beekman hold their balloon animals out to the audience to show what they look like before they were each submerged in liquid nitrogen for an experiment.

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