Freezing Fish and Invincible Snowballs: 15th Annual Free Chemistry Demonstrations

by Amy Jenkins | Mar 07, 2016

Chemistry Demos at DeSales

 Scenes from the 2015 Chemistry Demonstrations

On Tuesday, March 22, at 7:00 p.m. in the Hurd Science Center Auditorium, the Natural Science Department Chemistry faculty and students will present the 15th Annual Chemistry Demonstrations Program. This is a family event and all ages are welcome.

This event is free and open to the DeSales community and the general public, however, seating is limited and reservations are strongly encouraged.  Please email to reserve your seat(s) and you will receive an email confirming your reservation.  

The Chemistry Demonstrations Program is directed by Dr. Rodger Berg, Associate Professor of Chemistry and he is assisted by Natural Science Department Faculty, including Assistant Professors Dr. Sara Hayik, Dr. Julie Himmelberger, and Dr. Steven Sweeney; Associate Professor Dr. Francis Mayville; and Chemistry Laboratory Manager Patricia Hartman

Led by Nicole Carpenter, student members of the Chemistry Demonstration Program include Kayla Alderfer, Ashley Baxter, Dylan Bortz, Brianna Dalesandro, Ryan Fisher, Matt Kanaskie, Michael Ott, Erin Sauschuck, Gabrielle Scott, Bryce Swanson, Jen Yannaccone, and Tim Yannaccone.

The DeSales faculty, staff and students who participate in the Chemistry Demonstrations Program seek to instill in elementary, middle, and high school students a love of science and to enrich their understanding of chemistry.  

The demonstrations are a treat for all the senses and include over a dozen highly visual and entertaining experiments such as Fire Ice, The Solvent is Right, Freezing Fish, Invincible Snowballs, and Making Ice Cream with the Minions.  The colorful and explosive presentations are designed to be visually interesting and exciting, as well as illustrative of important but easily understood chemical concepts.

This year, the Natural Science Department will entertain over 1,500 students from area middle and high schools who attend performances during the school day.

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