Belmont’s National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) student chapter recently took science on the road by bringing a series of physical science and chemistry demonstrations to students at Nashville’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Academic Magnet High School.
NSTA President Katlin Stodard, Vice-President Sarah Cannavino, Secretary Illyana Illieva and members Mary Barber, Lindsey Dennis and Chris Burdette performed fun with liquid nitrogen, the iodine clock reaction, magic pepper and “elephant toothpaste.” Faculty sponsor and Assistant Professor of Chemistry Dr. Danielle Garrett said she hopes this will become an annual event, allowing Belmont students to share their passion for science with the community.
When asked why events like these are important Stodard said, “Being able to share the joy of science with others is the primary goal of NSTA. That’s what happened during the demos at MLK – students learned that science is fun! As a future teacher, watching students engage with the activities was a beautiful sight.”