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FWS -Playing With Fire! (flame test)

February 4, 2012 // 1 Comment

A flame test used to identify boron and sodium. Abstract In this experiment, you will use a flame test to visually determine the identity of a metal or metalloid ion, based on the colour it turns a flame. This is because each element has an exactly-defined emission spectrum, which scientists can use to identify them. For example, lithium produces a red flame and sodium a yellow flame. This experiment can be performed at home, but must be done under the supervision of a responsible adult. [...]

Homeopathic First Aid Kit

January 13, 2012 // 2 Comments

I got his hands on, if you can believe it, a Homeopathic first aid kit. The kit clams to cure stroke, heart attacks, poisoning, drowning, etc. This video was a response to everyone who has told me that homeopathy is not dangerous. Yep I have this sat in front of me! I know I have said in the past that I was not going to make another homoeopathy vid but when I saw this I could not stop myself. In side is a guide that clams that this box can cure abdominal pain, allergic reactions, asthma, [...]

V for Vaccinations

December 30, 2011 // 2 Comments

Is it worth getting your children vaccinated if it risked them becoming autistic? In this video I give a short demonstration of why I personally believe that even if there was a risk of my child becoming autistic (AND THERE IS NOT!) I would still get them [...]

FWS – How to Make a Laser Microscope

October 20, 2011 // 2 Comments

Using a £10 laser and a syringe you can magnify a water sample 1000s of times over at home.  Using this method you will be able to projected on your wall single cell creatures, modketos lave, microscopic worms, etc. This experiment is easy to set up and perform at home and is perfect for a school science projects. The picture below is a 5mm mosquito larvae projected to be 3m long using this method. [...]

FWS – Growing Manchester Bacteria

October 15, 2011 // 3 Comments

For fun myself and Laura my housemate went around Manchester swabbing it. We then grew our samples on agar to see what disgusting things we could get to grow and who was more disgusting out of the two of us. I filmed this mid thesis writing and you can really see how tired and fat I [...]

FWS – DNA Extraction in Your Kitchen

October 8, 2011 // 2 Comments

In this experiment I extract DNA from the cells of strawberries using a home made extraction kit. The experiment is perfect for any young scientist and introduces the concept of DNA extraction with in-depth explanation of the hands-on scientific procedure. All materials and equipment are inexpensive, easy to find and safe to use at home.   Introduction to DNA In 1953, using x-ray diffraction data collected by Rosalind Franklin, James D. Watson and Francis Crick proposed the double helix [...]

Proving Homeopathy Wrong in Your Kitchen

July 2, 2011 // 1 Comment

Another vid on homeopathy with home experiments proving that there is nothing in it. In this vid I show how nitric acid reacts with copper metal and forms copper (II) nitrate solution and nitrogen dioxide and how to make a simple pH indicator. Music (Adventures in your Sleep by dummeh) BREAST CANCER and [...]

FWS – Doing SCIENCE! With Ferrofluid

June 19, 2011 // 2 Comments

One of the most fun experiments that can be performed at home! Ferrofluid is a magnetic liquid that takes the shape of the magnetic field applied to it and can be used to visualize magnetic fields. This experimental explains how a ferrofluid can be made multiple ways by using simple household items. Introduction to Ferrofluid It is generally difficult to make a magnetic liquid because once you melt a magnetic material (for example iron) it will no longer be magnetic. This is because the melting [...]