Chemistry magic show planned at Clarkson Dec. 7, with experiments and free ice cream
Wednesday, December 4, 2013 - 4:56 pm

Clarkson University Professor Jim Peploski

POTSDAM -- “Dr. Jim’s Chemistry Magic Show” will return to Clarkson University Saturday, Dec. 7, from 1 to 2 p.m. in room 360 of Clarkson’s Science Center.

Clarkson Professor Jim Peploski’s chemistry magic show will feature experiments targeted toward children.

Peploski's “Miracles, Magic and Mayhem” show will feature 10 to 15 demonstrations, including a free sample of ice cream made with liquid nitrogen.

“I like to see the people that are completely awed by the science -- the fun,” said Peploski. “People are fascinated by reactions that go ‘boom.’ I try to work in as many of those as I can.”

Attendees are asked to bring a new, unwrapped toy or gift to donate to the Potsdam Holiday Fund. Monetary contributions are welcome in lieu of a purchased gift.

Peploski is happy that his December show will benefit a charitable cause. “It’s a small effort on my part,” he said. ‘By doing this, my gift is multiplied.”