On June 22nd, Cool Science did some Dippin’ Dots science with a summer camp at Saint Mary’s High School! Also at the event were Civil Air Patrol, Lockheed Martin, and MESO, and different stations were set-up for the kids to do a variety of science experiments ranging from rockets to robotics. The campers, mostly in middle school, especially enjoyed the Cool Science table since it came with the opportunity to enjoy a sweet, frozen treat!
Before they could dive into the Dippin’ Dots, the kids first learned about the properties of evaporation and condensation through the example of liquid nitrogen. Liquid nitrogen is so cold (-322 °F) that it boils away constantly when exposed the air. After the demonstrations, the campers then got to see the small balls of cream freeze instantly in a bowl of liquid nitrogen.
Many of the kids said that Cool Science’s station was the best at the event, and one girl even said, “If only my house was a science lab. I’d make Dippin’ Dots all day!”