Click the links to try out our Experiments:
Falsification and verification - the mind blowing lab
Measuring the height of a rocket using "sixth-tant" Sextants
Dangerous science with: Rocket Fuel
Solutions, solvents, and sneaky, sneaky Iodine.
Acids and Bases once more
Fluorescence and Glow Goo
Participating in Precipitation! - Raining Dust, making solids out of two different liquids.
Surface area, Deflagration, and Breathing Fire!
The very tricky and dangerous Exploding Water
eARTH AND sPACE Sciences
Investigating variables with Bottle rockets
tried and tested for ages 4 and up!
Science is dangerous, because... life is dangerous.
Buckle up and knuckle down, it's time to go where no school science has dared in the last 50 years, but where each and every student hopes it will go - Managing Danger!
Together we'll be electrocuting antacids and breathing fire. We'll build working siege engines and set fire to things using a magnifying glass.
But the purpose of all this is not aberrant mayhem - no! We teach you these things so that you have a better understanding of how to MANAGE DANGER. How to appreciate the wonderful destructive and creative powers of this world, and how to do some *real science* safely, properly, and occasionally - dramatically!
Be prepared to do some real thinking and have your comfortable thinking patterns dramatically altered. And be prepared to take the time *necessary* to stay safe, and thus have even more fun, with science.
To help you set up your own science lab, you’ll first need a CLEAN space to work from. We recommend a non-carpeted hard floor, or you’ll need to throw down a drop sheet to pick up any mess before it hits mum’s carpet. Next – think safety:
• Wear and old shirt or art smock. Or even better, get yourself a lab coat from www.CreatingScience.Org
• Make sure you tie back any long hair, and that you wear covered shoes.
If you’re using any fire or chemicals, you’ll need to go the next step:
• Wear eye protection, such as safety glasses.
• Wear gloves to handle any dirt or chemicals.
• Have a fire extinguisher and know your fire action plan!
Every science lab benefits from a few nifty tools lying around:
• Scissors, sticky tape, Blue Tac, some clear plastic cups.
So remember to grab yourself a grownup helper, and lets get into managing dangers with Dr Joe's DANGEROUS SCIENCE!!