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The magic of science

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Photo by Laura Gjovaag

It only looks like mad science when Andrea Rockwood of the Pacific Science Center pours liquid nitrogen into water to form instant ice.

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Photo by Laura Gjovaag

Andrea Rockwood (left) of the Pacific Science Center dresses up volunteer Selena Olvera in a lab coat, safety glasses and wig to start a “Super Cool Science Show” at Grandview Country Park last Saturday afternoon.

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Liquid nitrogen is poured into a container by Andrea Rockwood of the Pacific Science Center. Rockwood used it to explain the different states of matter while demonstrating science safety.

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Volunteer Angel Ruelas points to a balloon held by Andrea Rockwood after the balloon was soaked in liquid nitrogen. Rockwood also soaked a glove, a rubber ball and graham crackers in the liquid nitrogen.

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Librarians in lab coats, like Stacy Wahl, here introducing the event, were present for the kick-off of Grandview Library’s summer reading program, “Fizz Boom Read” this past Saturday afternoon at Grandview Country Park.

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Maddox Foster (left) and Kiley Smith prepare to bounce rubber balls to demonstrate how the balls act on earth. Science show presenter Andrea Rockwood later threw a ball soaked in liquid nitrogen to the ground where it shattered, demonstrating how intense cold affects objects.

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