CBS only

Non-transportable experiments that tend to be used for CBS only.

Sodium Acetate

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Find out about how handwarmers work, and see solid crystals form in seconds right in front of your eyes.

Rapid crystal growth from sodium acetate.
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Giant Bubbles

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I'm forever blowing bubbles... but why aren't any of them square? Can you make a square bubble? Come and have a go...

Making giant soap bubbles and looking at how they behave in different shaped frames.
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Sweet Chromatography

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Using just water and bits of paper, split up the colours in pens and food colourings to see how they're made up of a mixture of differently coloured dyes.

Using chromatography to investigate the colour of food.
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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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Peak flow

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A peak flow meter often used by medical staff to measure the maximum speed you can expel a 'huff' of air.

Using a peak flow meter to measure peak flow rates
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Drosophila

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You'll have seen some of these fruit flies before: these cool and beautiful little creatures have shown us how genes can be inherited (by following patterns of features like eye colours), and how genes work.

This experiment aims to introduce kids to a wonderful model organism, the Drosophila fruit fly.
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Plants

Plants - looking at germination, their structure and how they produce energy by photosynthesis
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Ladybirds

Ladybird experiment done in 2008 at CBS, looking at different species of ladybirds e.g. Harlequins
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