Cool Chemistry

Posted on: April 22nd, 2015 by Robert Ingraham

Area children, parents were invited to an ‘explosive’ Cool Chemistry Night.

The University of Wisconsin-Sheboygan invited the community to attend an educational, exciting — and somewhat explosive — evening of “Cool Chemistry” on Wednesday, April 15, 2015, at the Fine Arts Theatre.

UW-Sheboygan chemistry students performed and described fascinating, attention-grabbing experiments. The audience experienced some big “bangs” and flames throughout the evening, . Kids were also given the opportunity to create something “cool” to take home after the show with the help of UW-S chemistry students.

This popular annual UW-Sheboygan event, aims to increase interest in science among elementary and middle school-age children, and once again be organized this year by Dr. James Kabrhel, Assistant Professor of Chemistry, with assistance from Dr. Karrie Rukamp, Chemistry lecturer.

The community demonstration will allow UW-Sheboygan students to gain valuable public speaking experience, as well as practice their knowledge of common chemistry-related experiments, Kabrhel said.

The “Cool Chemistry” event will offer UW-Sheboygan Chemistry students a beneficial experience that goes beyond the traditional classroom work, Kabrhel said.

“Demonstrating simple experiments in front of an audience allows the students to step into a teaching role, which is a very important part of the learning process,” he explained. Watch “Cool Chemistry on WSCS Channel 990, Un-Verse 99, and on WSCS Video On Demand.