On Tuesday, February 11 2014 our Chemistry class, along with the grade 12s went on a field trip to Simon Fraser University. I misunderstood the instructions and ended up arriving 1 hour early. Once the others arrived Mrs.Kim took attendance and we walked to the Chemistry buildings located on the south side of campus. We were then greeted by to two Chemistry professors that guided us to a Chemistry lab. We were then paired up and put into groups. We were given instructions to conduct exothermic and endothermic reactions. We used a program called “log pro” that essentially recorded the temperatures of the solution for us and then recorded the data on a table which was projected on a line graph. The data on the graph ended up looking like an exponential function. It modeled out the rate of temperature increase as well as our maximum and minimum values. We then labeled the endothermic and exothermic reactions. After printing our results we were dismissed for a 30min lunch break. After stopping by at a nearby Subway I returned to the lab for dessert. The professors then explained to us the essential steps for making ice cream. We used cream,sugar,vanilla, and liquid nitrogen. The ice cream actually ended up tasting really good. After going for seconds we were asked to proceed to a lecture hall where we were shown some interesting chemical reactions that made the solution change colors and flash. The professor than used a pickle as a light bulb. He finished of by lighting up helium, resulting in a very loud explosion with a big flash. After this we were dismissed. I really enjoyed this trip and I got a feel for the equipment in SFU. I look forward to enrolling in either SFU or UBC to pursue Engineering.