Artists in Residence Program

Chemistry is a Blast

Chemistry is a Blast!

Guy Hansen is a Lilly scientist who visits local schools as part of their outreach program with his presentation called “Chemistry is a Blast!” Mr. Hansen presented several chemistry experiments to the school showing the concepts of a vacuum, catalysts making chemical reactions, and how scientists can tests different forms of matter by how they react with outside forces like gravity and heat (the exploding balloon). He had several helpers come up to help him with his experiments and stressed the point that NONE of these experiments should be done at home without the help of an adult. Staff and students all seemed to really enjoy the presentation.