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A standard CHaOS experiment, useable for all hands-on events.

Microscopes & Cells

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All sorts of things can be viewed down a microscope! This might include the biology lesson classic of an onion skin, the shapes of salt and sugar crystals, the eye of the insect you found in your tent, a drop of puddle water...

Examining a variety of objects under a microscope, including a variety of slides
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Cells (now part of microscopes)

Using a model of a cell and various slides to explain what a cell is, about how different cells are specialized for their function, and how bacterial cells are different.
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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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Kiwi DNA

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In this experiment we get DNA out of living cells in kiwi fruit. The DNA can be made fully visible to the human eye - no microscopes or magnifying glass needed! Done in less than 5 minutes in front of your eyes.

Breaking open cells of a kiwi fruit and making the DNA inside visible to the human eye
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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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Hot Air Balloons

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Make your own hot air balloon with a plastic bag and a toaster!

Making hot air balloons with plastic bags and a toaster.
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