Can You Make Dry Ice Ice Cream!

Can You Make Dry Ice Ice Cream!

You’ve probably heard of liquid nitrogen ice cream before. It’s made by mixing together ice cream ingredients with liquid nitrogen, which turns into a gas at -321º F. Learn more about that at https://www.thoughtco.com/cryogenics-definition-4142815. The intense coldness is what turns the ice cream ingredients from a liquid to a tasty solid. So by this logic,

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Can you Freeze Antifreeze?

Can you Freeze Antifreeze?

CAUTION: Antifreeze is a very powerful chemical that, if ingested, can cause serious illness or death. Do not attempt to use it without adult supervision. All appropriate safety precautions have been taken for the filming of this video. If you are from a colder part of the world, then you know how important antifreeze is.

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The Coolest Molecules

The Coolest Molecules

CAUTION: This experiment uses dry ice (-109˚F) and liquid nitrogen (-321˚F). Proper safety equipment should always be used when handling these substances. Physics tells us that pressure, volume and temperature are all linked when talking about gases. So what does this have to do with solid carbon dioxide (dry ice) and liquid nitrogen? When dry

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Watch what happens: LED in Liquid Nitrogen

Watch what happens: LED in Liquid Nitrogen

It wouldn’t be surprising if nitrogen was your favorite elements. N2 is the most common molecule found in our atmosphere, making up roughly 78% of it. But here at camp, we have a different reason for why it is one of our favorite things to have around. We have a ton of liquid Nitrogen on

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Freezing Liquid Nitrogen in a Solid

Freezing Liquid Nitrogen in a Solid

Liquid nitrogen is super cold, -320 degrees Fahrenheit, but what if we could cool it down further or even freeze it into nitrogen ice? Watch this video and read more to find out! The solution lies in a summer day at the pool, sweat, or at least something tying them: evaporative cooling. When you get

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Liquid Nitrogen Bottle Rocket Experiment

Liquid Nitrogen Bottle Rocket Experiment

CAUTION! Do not try this at home. This experiment uses liquid nitrogen which is EXTREMELY cold. Safety precautions were taken in the filming of this video. Many know that liquid nitrogen is extremely cold, at -321ºF.  When it is exposed to extreme temperature differences, you can observe something called the Leidenfrost Effect. To learn more

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20 Gallons of Liquid Nitrogen in a Pool!

You come into contact with nitrogen every day; it makes up 78% of our atmosphere. While it is very common to find nitrogen in its gaseous state, it is much more difficult to find it in its liquid state. That is because liquid nitrogen is very cold. If it gets warmer than -321°F it turns

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Where Do Stars Come From?

Where Do Stars Come From?

Where do stars come from? The short answer is: gravity. All objects with mass experience gravitational attraction to each other. That includes you & the Earth, you & me, every person on our planet, and every star in the cosmos. So, why aren’t we pulled in all directions? Gravity depends on two things: mass and

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Discovering Density with Liquid Nitrogen

Discovering Density with Liquid Nitrogen

Why does water form lakes and oceans underneath a vast expanse of airy sky? The answer to that, and many more questions, is density! Density is most easily described mathematically by the following equation: This means that density depends on only these two quantities: Mass, or the amount of matter that something is made up

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Liquid Nitrogen Rocket! Here’s Why.

Liquid Nitrogen Rocket! Here’s Why.

Every step you take is a tiny study in rocket science! Lift one foot and push backwards on the floor with the other. The floor exerts an equal and opposite (forward) force on the planted foot, and your body moves ahead. Equal and opposite force pairs are everywhere. Stand on an ice rink and push

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Glow Stick Science

Glow Stick Science

Glow sticks are chemical reactions waiting to happen! Most are made of an outer plastic casing with a small glass capsule inside. The outer tube is filled with dye, which determines the color of the glow stick, and a chemical called diphenyl oxalate. The glass within contains hydrogen peroxide, the same thing you might use

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Exploring Chemistry with Fire & Ice

Exploring Chemistry with Fire & Ice

Can you change the speed of a reaction just by changing the temperature? That’s what we’re going to find out! First, we need to understand the reaction: This balloon is filled with hydrogen, and then it is lit on fire. This is known as a combustion reaction, where hydrogen combines with oxygen. This means that

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