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Science on Saturday events are fun, free science demonstrations at Lincoln Laboratory and are given several times each school year by volunteer scientists and engineers. All local community children aged 5-17 years old, their parents, and their teachers are welcome to attend these events.

Our Amazing Atmosphere & Its Gases

Saturday, October 31 at 10:00 a.m.

Presented by Jude Kelley, Lincoln Laboratory

The Earth’s atmosphere is a (relatively) thin layer of gas that is immensely important to life on our planet.  The atmosphere is full of invisible gases that do a lot of important things: they protect us from meteors, shield us from ultraviolet radiation, regulate the outside temperature, are used by plants to make the food we eat, and are even used by you and me to release energy from the food we eat! 

Come learn about the different gases that make up the atmosphere and the important roles that they play.  See how blocks of solid carbon dioxide (otherwise known as dry ice) can be used to create dense fog.  Check out the amazing ability of super-cooled liquid nitrogen to freeze (and shrink!) things.  Last but not least is a demonstration of a cutting edge aluminum fuel that releases hydrogen gas when it contacts pure water. Tune in to join in the fun! 

For the first time ever, we are offering Science on Saturday demonstrations in a virtual format, so there's no need to register!

Click here to join the webinar via Zoom.      Passcode: 629820

Or iPhone one-tap:    US: +16692545252,,1610631012#,,,,,,0#,,629820#  or +16468287666,,1610631012#,,,,,,0#,,629820#

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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