Exploring Water

Exploring Water

CAUTION: DO NOT ATTEMPT THIS AT HOME Here is an experiment that even the professionals at AstroCamp will not dare to perform. Water can become superheated in a closed system, like that in a microwave, and become extremely dangerous. Superheated water is liquid water under pressure at temperatures between the usual boiling point, 100 °C,

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Is it a Microwave or a Shrink Ray?

Is it a Microwave or a Shrink Ray?

I’ll be honest: This one blew me away the first time I saw it! What is going on here? It all has to do with polymers, which are basically long chains of repeated molecules, which you can learn more about here. Just to re-iterate: This is not dangerous to you, but it is dangerous to

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Soap in the Microwave Experiment

Soap in the Microwave Experiment

Woah! What just happened? To try and understand it, lets take a closer look at the Microwave. These are often thought of as magic food reheating boxes, but they are actually quite interesting! Microwave ovens heat food by bombarding it with electromagnetic radiation, also known as light. Unlike the light most of us think of

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