Dissolving Styrofoam

What is Happening?


tyrofoam is an expanded foam of polystyrene that contains mostly air. You can dramatically see how much air there is by dissolving the polystyrene with a solvent like acetone.

Liquid Nitrogen Light Bulb

What is Happening?


light bulb filament is protected from oxidation by it’s glass envelop that contains inert gases such as argon, nitrogen or krypton. If we break the glass envelop we can still light the bulb up if we submerge it in liquid nitrogen.

Fun with Liquid Nitrogen

Liquid Nitrogen’s temperature is 320 degrees below zero. In fact, it boils at 320 degrees below zero. You can have some fun with various materials at this temperature. Check it out.

Cloud in a bottle

Easy way to make a cloud in a bottle.

The Greek Waiters Tray

Newton’s laws of motion in play allowing the cups to be upside down without spilling water.

Super Bubble Solution

You can make a super bubble solution at home with soap, water and a secret ingredient. It takes about 1 day to age, but it’s worth the wait. Check out the detailed instructions.

Detonation of hydrogen

Depending on how much oxygen is around, hydrogen gas can combust in a few interesting ways.

Microwaved Soap

A bar of Ivory soap in the microwave makes for an interesting experiment.

Oobleck, what is it?

Oobleck is a substance that sometimes behaves like a liquid, sometimes like a solid.

The Iodine Clock Reaction

Multiple chemical reactions occurring at the same time keeps this solution clear, for a while, then it suddenly changes to a deep dark blue.