About 225 Neligh-Oakdale students and families watched exciting demonstrations and explored hands-on science exhibits, thanks to a visit from the Edgerton Explorit Center on Thursday night.
Daniel Glomski, Edgerton educator, wowed the crowd with dry ice and nitrogen experiments—creating arctic blasts, blowing up balloons and more. Spectators learned about the incredible freezing power of nitrogen and what can happen when pennies and Cheetos are cooled to nearly 300 degrees below zero.
Four elementary student volunteers and a teacher, Mrs. Kelly Ptacek, assisted with the experiments.
Following the presentation, families were invited to explore science stations around the gym. Children and adults alike had fun interacting with hands-on exhibits, including an electrostatic machine, plasma globe, glow wall and more.
"We had a great turnout," Ptacek said. "The arctic blast was a great presentation and kept everyone, young and old, engaged. The break out zones were also a huge hit. I think it's safe to say this was everyone's favorite family night so far."