Terrence McGovern, a volunteer here at HMNS, does several chemistry shows a week to help teach the basics to our visitors. His show, geared towards both kids and adults, is a great way to see science in action.
Terrence explains the principles of density, acids and bases, and polymers in a way that makes it easy to understand no matter what your age is or your background in chemistry. A simple experiment with an egg, saltwater and freshwater helps to show how density affects whether or not items will float.
| Terrence McGovern demonstrates how density works
with the help of a member of the audience.
Terrence also shows how acid and bases can react with one another. Filling a bottle with vinegar (an acid) and placing a little baking soda (a base) in a balloon, he shows how the two react to form a gas that inflates the balloon.
So come on down to HMNS and see one of Terrence’s many shows and learn all about chemistry.
This show is free for patrons with a ticket for our exhibition halls. For more information and show times, call the box office at 713-639-4629.