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Extreme Energy Comes to NCEMS

By: Jacob Heinen

Mo Hilbert & Israel Padilla

January 31, 2018

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    The Nemaha Central School students watched as presenters from the Bureau of Lectures conducted many experiments at an assembly on Monday, January 22.

    The assembly was not only to entertain the students but also to educate the students on energy. Volunteers were asked to assist in the experiments performed at the assembly.  The first volunteer was Nadia Padilla.  Nadia came down out of the crowd and the presenters asked her several questions that pertained to energy like what she ate and how much she slept.  She also held a light bulb and they spun a crank to create more energy.   Nadia also created more energy by inserting a magnet into some rolled up wire

    Next, the presenters asked which gets hotter in the sun, a black shirt or a white shirt?  Many of the students raised their hands and said black. The speaker said “right!” Then his fellow demonstrator pulled out a camera. It had a peculiar lens attached to the front of it. She said it was a thermal camera. Then she connected her phone to the screen.  The crowd was glowing in red and orange views.

    Another experiment had a volunteer, Lawson Schmelzle, come down that was wearing black pants with a white stripe.  They put the camera on him to show that black attracted more heat than the white did. The students found the experiment very interesting. 

    For the next experiment, Chase Korber and Elli Rusche were asked to come down and get in an inflated ball of air, which was full of items like fake leaves and fake feathers.  The two students were in a competition to grab as many items as they could as a leaf blower blew air into the ball. The students battled to collect the items and the winner got to pick 3 more volunteers from the crowd, while the loser picked 2.

    Another experiment that wowed the crowd involved a cannon that was powered by air. This time they only had one volunteer come down Which way Feryn Feldkamp. Feryn's job was to step on the pump that fired the foam ball. When she did the ball fired, but not very far.  The demonstrators then pulled out something a bit more powerful. This time the cannon fired the same foam ball, but it was powered by an air pump.  They pumped it up and it shot across the gym. The students thought it was awesome, but they weren’t done yet!  Next, they used a gas powered pump to shoot the ball.  This time after they pumped it up, the foam ball raced across the gym as a spark of fire shot out of the cannon.  The presenters continued to ask the students about different types of energy as they performed the experiment.

    Mason Schultejans said,“I liked the part when they launched the ball out of the cannon with fire.”

    Next, the volunteers from the inflated ball activity got to participate.  The volunteers cranked a device that filled up a balloon. Once the balloon was full of air the presenters had Chase Korber hold it. While he was holding it, they took a lighter and blew it up. This was one of the students’ favorite experiments.

    Noah Hilbert said, “It was pretty cool! I really liked the part where they blew up the balloon!”

     The presenters ended their program by taking questions from the students. The students at NCEMS were really impressed with all the cool science experiments. A big thank you goes out to the Parent/Teacher organization for sponsoring the assembly. It was very fun and educational for the students.




 

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