Nano Girl captures kids with science
Nano Girl delighted 340 primary school seniors as well as junior students from Manawatu¯ College on Monday with her show about superpowers.
All students had a very early and rainy start to their day on Monday as they headed to Foxton.
The college’s science teacher, Kara Lummis, had managed to book the Nano Girls and their hour-long show exclusively for Foxton.
Started by Dr Michelle Dickinson, the shows aim to make science and engineering fun for kids.
There were plenty of opportunities for the kids to join in and help make the experiments happen.
At Foxton they talked about super powers, and they made one of the teachers fly around on stage on a hoverpad, using what looked like a giant hairdryer. Nano Girl herself had the best trick up her sleeve. It allowed her to hold fire in her hand with the help of dish liquid and cold water.
Students helped make Nano Girl smoke, crush a aluminium can using heat and water alternately, and demonstrated centrifugal forces.
The Nano Girl show travels around the country and is available for schools.
“I saw her show some time ago and was blown away by it,” said Kara Lummis. “When I heard she was going to be in Manawatu¯ I applied for the team to come to Foxton and we made sure as many as possible kids from schools in the Kerekere Ward benefited from this.”
Nano Girl’s personal superpower: holding fire in your hand.
Making smoke signals.
A cup with a hole in the bottom, some string and a wet paper towel were used to make a chicken noise.