Chemistry

Electrolysis

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Electrolysis in the process of splitting water into hydrogen and oxygen using electricity, and then recombining them explosively! We'll use talking about energy as an excuse to launch a ping pong ball into the air...

Splitting water into hydrogen and oxygen, and using the recombination of these to launch ping-pong balls.
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Cleaning Coppers

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Those grubby coppers in your pocket or purse can be shined up in minutes, give it a try and find out how it works.

Removing copper oxides from coins.
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Nasal Spectroscopy

Linking chemical functionality to smell.
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Cornflour

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Slimey, gooey and messy: cornflour is one of our favourite experiments! Come and stick your hands in, and figure out if it behaves like a liquid or a solid...

Explore the remarkable properties of cornflour mixed with water.
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Mini Explosions

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Make an impressive explosion with kitchen ingredients and find out more about what makes things go with a bang.

Exploding film canisters with lemon juice and bicarb.
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Rod Climbing

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Discover a strange goo with same strange properties. Watch as it is able to climb up a rod in front of your eyes!

A polyacrylamide solution, which "climbs up" a rod when it is rotated in the solution
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