We received the following email from a teacher who attended one of our hands-on science professional development workshops for teachers. Believe it or not, she amazed a police officer with a science experiment using Insta-Snow Powder and got out of a speeding ticket.
As I was driving home from your workshop Friday night, I had a little incident with the wonderful Colorado State Patrol when I forgot to slow down on my way home in Pueblo, Colorado. He asked the usual questions, “Why are you in such a hurry?”, “May I see your driver’s license, registration, and proof of insurance?”, etc.
When I told him that I was on my way home from a science conference, he said, “Did you learn anything?”
What a great question! I had the perfect answer, “If I can make it snow in June, will you let me out of the ticket?”
His response, “Yeah, right. It is 80 degrees outside!”
I pulled out my bottle of water, some snow and poured it in his hands. Here I am on the side of the road on I-25 doing a demo! I wish that I had a camera to capture the look on his face as the snow erupted in his hands.
He said, “Where can I get this stuff? My son loves science, but I do not know where to get things like this.”
I gave him your web address and phone number and I did not get a ticket. So if you have an influx of state patrol officers requesting Instant Snow, now you know why.
– Michelle B