Canning College celebrates National Science Week with liquid nitrogen ice cream

Michelle Ruto, Siti Yusni and Dina Cyiza enjoying their liquid nitrogen ice cream.
Michelle Ruto, Siti Yusni and Dina Cyiza enjoying their liquid nitrogen ice cream.

CANNING College have celebrated National Science Week with a delicious experiment that tickled students’ tastebuds.

A lunch-time cooking experiment showed students how they could use liquid nitrogen to make ice-cream.

Head of science Tony Herbert said liquid nitrogen’s boiling point was around -200 degrees, which meant it was cold enough to cool cream and milk.

“Throw in some chocolate biscuits, sugar, vanilla and choc topping and you have got delicious cookies and cream ice-cream,” he said.

The ice cream creation was just one of a number events at the college, with a science show, several rocket launches and competitions all running throughout the week.

Mr Herbert said National Science Week, which runs from August 11-19, was an important and popular event on campus.

“Our Science program, along with our celebration of Science Week, is one way of helping students appreciate the role that science will play in helping them to maintain and improve the economies, societies and environments in which they will live.”