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News ReleaseNitrogen Bubbles Help Inflate Children's Excitement for Science

March 02, 2011 London, UK

Children at St. Thomas of Canterbury School in Guilford will receive a science lesson with a difference thanks to local industrial gas company Air Products. On Wednesday 2nd March 2011, Andrew Butler from Air Products will perform an exciting, interactive science demonstration to year five children.

Using liquid nitrogen and everyday objects such as fresh flowers and balloons, Andrew will safely bring science to life in front of the children’s eyes. Experiments will include ‘the banana hammer’ where a frozen elastic band is hammered into a piece of wood by a nitrogen-frozen banana. And the children will learn about what happens when liquid nitrogen meets warm water and washing up liquid with the ‘bubble monster’!

Kevin Gawley, head teacher said: “I am delighted that our children have had the opportunity to see such an exciting demonstration of Science in action. These are the types of activities which bring learning to life, and which will stick in the children’s minds.”

Andrew Butler, Proposal Manager at Air Products said: “By working with schools and conducting real science experiments linked to the National Curriculum, our aim is to capture the kids’ imaginations and dispel the myth that science is boring! St. Thomas of Canterbury School is a great school with promising students; hopefully by working together we can help encourage some of them to become engineers in the future!”

NOTE: This release may contain forward-looking statements. Actual results could vary materially, due to changes in current expectations.

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Air Products (NYSE:APD) serves customers in industrial, energy, technology and healthcare markets worldwide with a unique portfolio of atmospheric gases, process and specialty gases, performance materials, and equipment and services. Founded in 1940, Air Products has built leading positions in key growth markets such as semiconductor materials, refinery hydrogen, home healthcare services, natural gas liquefaction, and advanced coatings and adhesives. The company is recognized for its innovative culture, operational excellence and commitment to safety and the environment. In fiscal 2010, Air Products had revenues of $9 billion, operations in over 40 countries, and 18,300 employees around the globe. For more information, visit

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