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Most things won't burn on Mars—after all, the main ingredient in the Martian atmosphere, carbon dioxide, is used in fire extinguishers on earth. So how would one create fire without oxygen? Use metal!This slow motion footage shows magnesium burning within a block of dry ice.

Project: After Dark | Browse All

Date: December 3, 2009
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Geology/Earth Science, Chemistry, Art
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0:40:51
Nine Aim High students explore shadows and light, and build their own energy machines over the Spring of 2001. In this webcast, the students look at things that glow in both the area of physics and the area of biology.

Project: Science Wire | Browse All

Date: March 3, 2001
Format: Interview
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): General Science
Running Time:
0:43:03
Watch as the best teachers on the planet battle it out for the title of Iron Science Teacher. In this zany competition teachers have ten minutes to create a science activity. This week’s “secret” ingredient: coins!

Project: Iron Science Teacher | Browse All

Date: July 29, 1995
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): General Science