STEM Event - Thermodynamics

September 1, 2023

Students learned some basic principles of thermodynamics, specifically the second law of thermodynamics that energy always travels from hot to cold. Students experienced this principle by making ice cream in 10 minutes.

Ice used to freeze ice cream transfers the heat away from the ice cream.  The ice melts from the heat but allows the ice cream to freeze.  This is an example of an exothermic reaction.