Taste of sci­ence

Canning Times - - NEWS -

A lo­cal high school cel­e­brated Sci­ence Week with some ex­per­i­men­tal ice cream.

CAN­NING Col­lege cel­e­brated Na­tional Sci­ence Week with a de­li­cious ex­per­i­ment that tick­led stu­dents’ taste­buds.

A lunch-time cook­ing ex­per­i­ment showed stu­dents how they could use liq­uid ni­tro­gen to make ice­cream.

Head of sci­ence Tony Her­bert said liq­uid ni­tro­gen’s boil­ing point was about -200 de­grees, which meant it was cold enough to cool cream and milk.

“Throw in some choco­late bis­cuits, sugar, vanilla and choc top­ping and you have got de­li­cious cook­ies and cream ice-cream,” he said.

The ice cream cre­ation was just one of a num­ber events at the col­lege, with a sci­ence show, sev­eral rocket launches and com­pe­ti­tions all run­ning through­out the week.

Mr Her­bert said Na­tional Sci­ence Week, which ran from Au­gust 11 to 19, was an im­por­tant and pop­u­lar event on cam­pus.

“Our sci­ence pro­gram, along with our cel­e­bra­tion of Sci­ence Week, is one way of help­ing stu­dents ap­pre­ci­ate the role that sci­ence will play in help­ing them to main­tain and im­prove the economies, so­ci­eties and en­vi­ron­ments in which they will live,” he said.

Michelle Ruto, Siti Yusni and Dina Cy­iza en­joy ice cream pro­duced with liq­uid ni­tro­gen.

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