MINOCQUA - We all enjoy ice cream but many of us don't get to experience it as part of a science experiment.
It’s the day before winter break at Lakeland Union High School.
“This is a really exciting day,” said 11th grade LUHS student Thomas Austin.
Inside Mr. Katz’s Science class students are in for a big treat.
“This has been sitting here for about a week and we’re just counting down the days till we get to do this,” said 11th grade LUHS student Frank Wildcat.
Today Mr. Katz’s 11th grade students will make homemade ice cream, using liquid nitrogen at negative 320 degrees.
“Which is super super, super cold, you can see the steam coming over the sides that’s super cold too so the kids always put their hands in it or put their feet under it into that steam coming off, and it’s just a lot of fun it’s just really cold,” said LUHS Science teacher John Katz.
“It was like any normal ice cream but it looked like mashed potatoes,” said LUHS 11th grader Thomas Austin.
But it didn’t taste like mashed potatoes.
“It was best ice cream I’ve had…like ever,” said Austin.
“It’s just really really tasty stuff, and I wanted to bring that to LUHS when I came and the kids seem to enjoy it just as much as I have,” said Katz. “It’s awesome,” said Katz.
It’s a tradition science teacher John Katz has carried on for 4 years.
“Anytime you can incorporate food into a scientific experiment or a demonstration kids are going to be all over that. So they think it’s pretty cool no pun intended,” said Katz.
The students think Mr. Katz is a pretty cool teacher.
“He’s passionate about what he does he likes to teach kids, he’s fun like you know when you go into his class you want to learn you want to pay attention,” said Wildcat.
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