Liquid Nitrogen Science Education Program– Where Sweet and Science Mix
Want to spark a love of science in your students? Sub Zero Ice Cream and Yogurt can bring the power of the periodic table to your school, inspiring the rising generation with the wonders of liquid nitrogen. Our liquid nitrogen science education program can modify each presentation to fit our audience, whether it’s elementary or high school students, and we share our gastronomical results at the end of each “experiment”.
Sub Zero Ice Cream and Yogurt wants to do its part in helping young people in local communities, which is why it offers its education program at a low cost per student. Since our goal is to share our love of science with as many children as possible, we recommend either combining classes or holding an assembly for the entire student body.
Combining Science and Ice Cream
Sub Zero Ice Cream and Yogurt teaches children a real world application of science by demonstrating how liquid nitrogen can be harnessed to freeze fresh ingredients into ice cream. Not only does the process keep the children entertained with billows of non-toxic nitrogen “smoke”, but we discuss concepts such as the elemental properties of nitrogen, gas laws, the Leidenfrost Effect and the application of science to food. Plus, the students get to eat the fruits of their academic labors with ice cream samples and a coupon! Who knew learning could be so sweet?
The Sub Zero Science Educational Program Curriculum
Atmosphere: We discuss the various gases that comprise it, their properties and how they interact.
Nitrogen: We teach its elemental properties, how it interacts with environmental factors and how it can be used to freeze food. We also cover concepts such as condensation, distillation, and the Leidenfrost Effect to augment further understanding of how nitrogen can be harnessed in its various states.
Molecular Gastronomy: We give a close up examination of the fat molecules found in dairy and show how the freezing process makes all the difference in ice cream production.
Questions? Ready to Schedule?
If you would like more information about our educational program, feel free to contact Naomi Hancock at 801-492-0639 or naomi.hancock(at)subzeroicecream.com. You may also send us a message through our contact form, and we will get back to you as soon as possible.
“We appreciated the opportunity to collaborate with business in the community to give our kids a more enjoyable learning experience.”
–Brian Moser, Spanish Fork Junior High Staff Member, Daily Herald
“Students had a lot of fun seeing real life applications of many of the concepts they learn in the classroom.”
“Our goal is to make science hands-on and not make kids scared of it. [Hancock] shows kids you can do it safely and have fun learning these things.”
–Jessisa Christensen, Science Teacher, Standard Examiner
“It’s a nice feeling when students walk into the store and say, ‘I never thought I would want to take a chemistry class, but now I do.’ If ice cream can have that impact, then wow.”
–Jerry Hancock, Founder of Sub Zero Ice Cream, Standard Examiner
“Some of the stuff we do in class is boring, but this is really cool.”
–Andrew Tagge, Eighth Grade Student at North Layton Junior High School, Standard Examiner