A Day with a Scientist

Does shaking a can of soft drink increase the pressure inside? Some of the girls in Year 4 were lucky enough to find out. Joining students from other classes, we were able to spend a day with the scientist Dr Eastwell. Through a series of experiments we concluded that shaking the can did not make a difference. We made an explosion with liquid nitrogen and hot water. The bucket that was being used became broken. There were many ‘hands on’ activities. One favourite was to make the water droplet move by placing hands on the outside of the bottle. The air inside was so strong it pushed the water droplet up.
By Amber, Sophie and Izzy