Vestal students participate in magic show (with photos)

By Nicky Hickling

March 19, 2014 Updated Mar 19, 2014 at 5:23 PM EDT

Vestal, NY (WBNG Binghamton) The annual Chemistry Magic Show was held Wednesday morning at Vestal Senior High School.

Fourth grade students from Tioga Hills were treated to fun skits and science experiments performed by High School science club members. The high school students had to go through safety certification training to participate.

Vestal High School students have been putting on the shows since 1995.

"One of my favorite experiments is called Methane Momba. In this experiment we basically make it look like we light our hands on fire,
so the students really enjoy it, except really there's a chemical coating our hand, so instead of burning our hands the chemical burns," said Ibraheem Rahman, Vestal High Senior.

Another student recalled what it was like when she was in fourth grade.

"I do remember coming and I remember how exciting it was. It was probably one of my favorite field trips that I can remember going on, it was really fun," said senior Michelle Chisdak. "I remember that I just really wanted to be a part of something like that and now I'm actually in it, so that's really cool."

This year, the magic show was held in memory of Wanda Infantolino, a former chemistry teacher at Vestal, who died in 2005. It is funded by the Vestal Foundation.