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NSU Students Bring Science to Life at Local Elementary School

NSU students volunteered at Welleby Elementary School in Sunrise for Science Alive! making science fun with a showcase of interactive experiments.

More than 35 students and alumni from NSU volunteered on Mar. 31 at Welleby Elementary School in Sunrise for Science Alive!, a night of interactive experiments and scientific demonstrations. The event featured a series of science stations, each showcasing a different experiment led by students from the Farquhar College of Arts and Sciences, NSU’s Health Professions Division, and NSU’s Oceanographic Center.

About 400 children and their family members participated in the community event, making it Welleby’s largest event of the year. Interactive demonstrations at Science Alive! included the following:

“Strawberry Power”­—using strawberries to make an LED light up

“Eggshell Support”—using the rounded end of eggshells, arranged in a square, to see how many books the shells can support before breaking

“Egg Spin Test”—determining if an egg is raw or hard-boiled by observing its spinning behavior

“Dancing Raisins”—observing how cold 7-UP or Sprite causes raisins to bob up and down in a glass

“Powder Inflation”—demonstrating how mixing vinegar and baking soda can generate CO2 and inflate a balloon

“Electric Spoon”—rubbing a plastic spoon with a piece of wool cloth and placing this spoon near salt and pepper, which causes the pepper to jump to the spoon

“Quick Freeze Delight”—creating a small amount of ice cream quickly by using ice and the power of salt

Emily Schmitt, Ph.D., associate professor and coordinator of biological sciences in the Farquhar College of Arts and Sciences, organized the event along with teachers and administrators from Welleby. This was the second consecutive year NSU students brought the community together at the school in celebration of science. Visit the college’s Photo Gallery to view pictures from this year’s event.