Nano Ice Cream

NISE Network product
Description: 

Nano Ice Cream is a public presentation demonstrating how liquid nitrogen cools a creamy mixture at such a rapid rate that it precipitates super fine grained (nano) ice cream.

Audience: 
Nano topics: 

Objectives

Big Idea: 
Learn how liquid nitrogen cools the ice cream at such a rapid rate that it precipitates super fine-grained (nano) ice cream.
Learning Goals: 
  • Liquid Nitrogen cools the cream at such a rapid rate that it precipitates super fine-grained crystals that are nanosized.
  • Nano is very, very small.
NISE Net Content Map: 
  • Scientists and engineers have formed the interdisciplinary field of nanotechnology by investigating properties and manipulating matter at the nanoscale.
  • Nanoscience, nanotechnology, and nanoengineering lead to new knowledge and innovations that weren't possible before.

Credits

Funding: 
Developed for the NISE Network with funding from the National Science Foundation under Award Numbers 0532536 and 0940143. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this product are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Foundation.
Permissions: 

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Development Process: 

NISE Network products are developed through an iterative collaborative process that includes scientific review, peer review, and visitor evaluation in accordance with an inclusive audiences approach. Products are designed to be easily edited and adapted for different audiences under a Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial Share Alike license. To learn more, visit our Development Process page.