Cool Science: New Live Science Show!

By OSC on July 26, 2018 in What's New

Summer in Orlando can get really hot, but luckily Orlando Science Center’s newest live science show is sure to keep you cool!

“Cool Science” uses liquid nitrogen to show how changes from one state of matter to another can happen, and what happens when liquid nitrogen interacts with other objects. See what happens when balloons, bouncy balls, metals, and other common objects get SUPER frozen! The liquid nitrogen used in this show is a chilling -320 degrees Fahrenheit!

Audience members can interact and learn the science of why liquid nitrogen changes and reacts to objects differently, which is sure to keep everyone entertained and enlightened.

You’ll see how quickly it turns from a liquid to a gas and see what happens to a sealed container during that transition. For another pop of fun, you’ll see liquid nitrogen inflate a balloon, cause a balloon to shrivel, and find out what happens when an already inflated balloon comes in contact with the liquid.

Quick Liquid Nitrogen Facts:
  • Nitrogen was first liquefied on April 15, 1883, by Polish physicists Zygmunt Wróblewski and Karol Olszewski.
  • Liquid nitrogen can cause severe frostbite, if you’re not wearing the proper gear.
  • Liquid nitrogen freezes at -346 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • It boils and becomes a gas at -320.44 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Nitrogen is colorless, odorless and non-toxic.
  • Liquid nitrogen is used to freeze and transport foods, in cryotherapy to remove skin abnormalities, in foods and drinks and much more!

See Cool Science live at 3:30 p.m. Mondays through Fridays, now through August 10 at OSC!


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