DIY Experiments

Kitchen Meteorite -DIY Experiments

March 14, 2013 // 1 Comment

By Vasco Elbrecht Abstract In this experiment we will be simulating a meteorite impact, using household materials and a video camera. Introduction to meteorite impacts Space is packed with rocks in lots of different sizes. Most follow a stable orbit, but once in a while they bump into each other, and also hit bigger objects like planets. In the earth was quite heavily affected by space rock impacts in the past (if a rock from space hits a planet its called “meteorite”). A big [...]

Homemade pH Indicator – DIY Experiments

April 6, 2012 // 4 Comments

Abstract Make your own homemade pH indicator! Red cabbage juice contains a pH indicator that exhibits a wide range of colours according to the acidity of the solution. This experimental contains in-depth scientific explanation of why certain compounds are coloured and how the colour change occurs. All materials and equipment can be found at home and are relatively safe to use. Introduction Organic compounds tend to be coloured when they contain an extensive conjugating system. A conjugated [...]