Members of Belmont’s National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) recently participated in the Adventure Science Center’s “Get Spooky” (Halloween/Spooky Science Day) event on October 6. People of all ages stopped by to see science in action as NSTA members demonstrated and discussed the shattering effect of submerging roses in liquid nitrogen.
Throughout the day, Aaron Rice (chemistry major, community outreach officer), Avery Daniels (chemistry major, treasurer), Edward Gheorghita (physics major, member) and Sarah Verbinnen (physics major, member) engaged several hundred people with their interactive and theatrical science demonstration.
NSTA student members have been volunteering for the Adventure Science Center for several years now. Faculty advisor Dr. Danielle Garrett is thrilled with the dedication and passion Belmont NSTA members continue to show for spreading their love of science. “Volunteering for the Adventure Science Center provides our students an outlet to share their enthusiasm and passion for science with the local community, working to stimulate further interest in science and the scientific method, and encouraging both creativity and analytical scientific inquiry,” she said.