Fun with science at West

       Ben Schleifer of Cool Science demonstrates a “vortex cannon” during the West Middle School Science Fair Nov. 30. The students are watching the rush of air from it. The blast resulted from his first pulling back the “cannon’s” rubber-band-held plastic sheet inside, which sucked in air so that when he released the handle all the air was pushed out at once. Cool Science, a local non-profit foundation affiliated with Colorado College, was one of three outside institutions that participated in the event, in which the West gym was filled with documentation and exhibits from dozens of student experiments. See STORY, PHOTO.

Westside Pioneer photo