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NSU Students Bring Science to Life at Local Elementary School



(center) Calista Siobhan Ming, biology major in the Farquhar College of Arts and Sciences, prepares the “Foaming Fountain” experiment at the Science Alive! event.



More than 75 NSU students and alumni volunteered on Mar. 28 at Welleby Elementary School in Sunrise for Science Alive!, an evening of interactive experiments and scientific demonstrations geared towards children and families.

The event featured a series of science classroom stations, each showcasing different experiments led by students from the Farquhar College of Arts and Sciences, NSU’s Health Professions Division, and NSU’s Oceanographic Center. More than 450 children and their family members participated in the community event, Welleby’s largest event of the year.

Interactive demonstrations at Science Alive! included the following:

•    “Art and Science Liquid Kaleidoscope” (nail polish art on packing tape)—Participants used nail polish, water, and the principles of hydrophobic and hydrophilic interactions to create works of art.

•    “Penny Pipetting”—Families competed to see how many drops of water could sit on a penny, and learned the science behind this capability.

•    “Lightsaber Training”—Participants used static electricity (“The Force”) to make a ball of tinsel levitate.

•    “Foaming Fountain”— Participants witnessed an exothermic reaction involving yeast and hydrogen peroxide.

Emily Schmitt, Ph.D., associate professor and coordinator of biological science in the Farquhar College of Arts and Sciences, organized the event along with teachers and administrators from Welleby. This marked the third consecutive year NSU students brought the community together in celebration of science at this elementary school.

Visit the College’s Photo Gallery to view pictures from this year’s Science Alive! event.