By Theme - Experiments Gone Wrong
Forbidden Planet (Ultimate Collector's Edition) - 50th Anniversary Edition is a HUGE disappointment! It saddens me to write this, as Warners did an awesome job at least in packaging this 50th Anniversary Edition of FORBIDDEN PLANET... its what is inc ...
Waves & Oscillations Simulators (21+) from the PVL
Mechanics Simulators (51+) from the Physics Virtual Laboratory
Build a Baking Soda Volcano
Okay, the baking soda volcano is the kitchen equivalent of a volcano, not a real one. It's cool all the same! The baking soda volcano is also more or less non-toxic, which adds to its appeal.
Toothpicks, Plasma, and a New Microwave
You know how some demonstrations have the disclaimer "do not try this at home"? Online High Tech Magazine has a video of one of these demonstrations that I'm sure I'll do anyway (though I expect to need a new microwave). Apparently if you set a wooden toothpick on fire in a microwave (I'm guessing a lighted match works) and turn the microwave oven on, you'll see a periodic discharge of plasma or ball lightning. Plasma is a state of matter, similar in some ways to a gas, except involving ionized particles that are pretty far apart from each other. If you try it, be advised you shouldn't... it can't be good for your microwave oven and possibly presents a health hazard... but feel free to take pictures and send them to me.
Burning Money - Chemistry Demonstration
Do you have money to burn? Here's a neat trick for setting a dollar bill on fire, without actually burning it. This demonstration illustrates the concept of combustion and also shows some properties of alcohol, water, and money.
Water into Wine Demonstration
Here's another classic chemistry demonstration for you. Pour a glass of 'water' into an apparently empty glass, and watch it change from clear to wine or blood red. Blow air into the red liquid to clear it.