Alkali Metal Explosions: the
Brainiac version is quite entertaining, but...
- It turns out that they faked it!
Theodore Gray notes the news releases claiming they admitted this,
and he was unable to reproduce these dramatic effects.
- On the other hand, another video,
Alkali Metals: Explosive Reactions, does demonstrate the
increasing reactivity -- using small quantities of the elements -- and a
pretty spectacular explosion with Cesium. There are other good videos on
the YouTube site as well:
Alkali Metals in
Water, Rubidium and Cesium in Water; Cesium in
Water, approx. 1.5 gram; (but pay no attention to the Francium Bomb Test
in Water -- how ignorant do they think viewers are?).
- And the
Disposal of Sodium, 1947 -- before EPA
and OSHA -- is pretty impressive.
- Chemistree Carols - I'm dreaming of a white precipitate...?
Songs - Grignard the Beautiful and other all-time favorites!
- Committee for the Scientific Investigation of
Claims of the Paranormal - critical investigation of paranormal and fringe-science
Diet Coke + Mentos - 101 two-liter bottles of Diet Coke + 523 Mentos.
- Electromagnetic Spectrum
- want to know the frequency of Superman's heat vision or the wavelength
of the Death Star laser?
- The Elements
Song - Tom Lehrer's classic with a cute animation.
- Improbable Research - research
that makes people laugh and then think.
- Matchstick Rockets -
with Silly or Unusual Names - Caution! Parental discretion advised.
Chemistry - Organic oratorios, copper complex karaoke and nucleic
acid knees-ups …or something like that.
- Ole Olestra! - not for the weak
- Periodic Table According to Organic Chemists - makes it easier!
- Science Frontiers - the unusual &
- Strawberry Pop-Tart Blow-Torches
- do NOT try this at home!
- The T.W.I.N.K.I.E.S. Project
- now here's an example of good lab reports!
- Weird Science - free energy,
antigravity, telepathy, and so on.
(Please email me if any of these links