Sciencepalooza-The Center for Nucleic Acids Science and Technology - Carnegie Mellon University

Sciencepalooza at the University of Pittsburgh

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DNAZone volunteers at Sciencepalooza! (Left to right: Daniel Totten-University of Pittsburgh Biological Sciences graduate student, Roni Lahr-University of Pittsburgh Biological Sciences graduate student, Connor Murphy-Postdoctoral Associate at the University of Pittsburgh, and Karen Kormuth-Carnegie Mellon University Biological Sciences graduate student)

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Roni and Daniel demonstrate how chocolate mousse can be made from two simple ingredients: chocolate and juice. Because chocolate already contains lecithin, an emulsifier, no eggs are needed in this recipe. Children get a lesson on solubility as well as an afternoon snack!

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(Left and middle) Karen and Connor talk with the children about water-loving and water-hating properties of different materials like water, shaving cream and food coloring. (Right) The children use spectroscopes to see the different colors in white light.