Chemistry Club to host demostration night

By Northern Star Staff

The NIU Chemistry Club is inviting the public to the fall 2012 Chem Demo Night Wednesday, according to NIU Today.

The event will be held at 8 p.m. at Faraday Hall, Room 143. Take-home science will be the theme of the demonstration, according to NIU Today. The experiments demonstrated at the event can be performed at home.

According to NIU Today, Sara Billenstein, Chem Demo Night coordinator, said she wanted members of the public who come to the event with their children to be able to recreate experiments at home.

Some of the demonstrations that will be featured at the event include pH indication using cabbage or milk of magnesia, according to NIU Today. Other demonstrations include how ammonia reacts with water, how to make a variation of slime called gak and how to put a wooden skewer through a balloon without popping it.

Some of the demonstrations planned may involve loud noises, produce fire or smoke, according to NIU Today. Audience members are asked to avoid sitting in the bottom row of seating in Faraday Hall, Room 143.

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