SCIENCE on ICE – Waterloo with Wilfrid Laurier Golden Hawks

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On November 26, Pueblo Science volunteers from the University of Toronto, Wilfrid Laurier University and University of Waterloo gathered at the Waterloo Recreation Complex for the 2nd annual School Day Hockey Game between the Wilfrid Laurier Golden Hawks and the University of Waterloo Warriors.

With around 2,800 elementary school kids from the surrounding Kitchener and Waterloo region schools, the event was buzzing with excitement. For some kids, this was their first hockey game ever. Filling the track field surrounding the arena were science displays and activities on behalf of Pueblo Science, Let’s Talk Science UWaterlooPerimeter InstituteThe Museum and The City of Waterloo.

We had 14 exciting science activities and demonstrations, including physics (diffractive optics, light scattering, holography, light polarization, non-newtonian fluids, refraction index, bernoulli principle) and chemistry (phosphorescence, reversible reactions, liquid crystals, pH indicators,adhesion/cohesion). During the first intermission we were on centre ice, showing colourful reactions as water is acidified by carbon dioxide, and impressive cloud formation using liquid Nitrogen and hot water:

 

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We are extremely grateful to the following for all their help and support, without them we would not have been able to deliver this AWESOME event.

Wilfrid Laurier University – Athletics and Recreation

University of Toronto – Impact Centre

University of Toronto – Chemistry Department

University of Toronto – Physics Department

Prof. Xiaosong Wang – University of Waterloo

Prof. Vladimir Kitaev – Wilfrid Laurier University

Let’s Talk Science UWaterloo

Perimeter Institute

The Museum

The City of Waterloo