- 16 Jun 2022
- Discover the colourful chemistry that ensures the ink in your felt tip pens behaves just the way you want it, with this engaging home science chromatography exploration. Let the scientists from the Royal Institution of Great Britain guide you through the step-by-step process, while explaining the science along the way. Find out how we can separate different coloured inks even after they have been mixed together, and why inks that look the same on a piece of paper might actually work very differently.
Is it science or magic… or a little bit of both? Steve Spangler reveals the how-to science behind some eye-catching STEM puzzles you can use to amaze your friends.
Explore the science of density, simple machines and chemistry using materials that you’ll find at home. You will also uncover the skills of a magician as you learn how to create a story that engages your audience and draws them into your experience. Combine amazing science with engaging presentation skills and you get a collection of cool science magic that’s guaranteed to get you a standing ovation!
- Humans have been setting things on fire for millennia – for warmth, light, power, and most recently, electricity. Join the Royal Institution of Great Britain to find out why we need to stop, how we know the impact of burning fossil fuels, and what we must investigate to meet our energy needs in the future. In this exciting show, packed with demonstrations, explore the chemistry of burning fossil fuels, especially the production of carbon dioxide (CO2); how our understanding of the effects of CO2 on the climate has grown; and the physics and chemistry of storing electricity in longer-lasting, smaller, more powerful batteries.
Explore the strange and slightly spooky behaviour of carbon dioxide gas in this simple experiment you can do at home. You will learn how to use chemistry to create amazing levitating bubbles to wow your friends and family, and of course we will tell you the science behind this amazing illusion.
Join Stefan Gates, his daughter Poppy, and his cat Cheeky as they blow apart the world of sweets! This is a demo-packed show featuring weird and wonderful edible chemical reactions, vortex cannons, sugar explosions, glowing drinks and fireworks made from cereal. The show is packed with edible chemistry, biology and physics and there are loads of demos you can try at home... plus a few you really can’t!
Get hands-on with kitchen chemistry and see what happens when we mix things up in this online science activity! Join in the experiments using materials commonly found around the house. Learn about the difference between physical and chemical changes, and find out how molecules interact with one another. Surely, we will not miss out the reactions between acids and bases while creating exciting colour changes! What kind of cool experiments can you do with items in your pantry? Explore the wonderful world of chemistry by seeing and doing, and having fun while you are at it!