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Fun Forth of July Experiments

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Fireworks can be amusing on the Forth but there are other fun ways to get a thrill without pyrotechnics.

This morning on the Valley Today, MSUM Physics and Astronomy Chair, Matt Craig, shared some simple and easy experiments that give you a fun thrill while you celebrate the 4th. Below are some links to this mornings experiments so you can try them at home.

  1. Grape in a microwave, the grape will flair up after it's partially cut in in half (not all the way through) and put in for ten seconds. http://www.wikihow.com/Explode-a-Grape-in-the-Microwave
  2. Making hydrogen gas and seeing a flair up, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xyDdEuQafn4 
  3. Baking soda/vinegar popper (any container with a lid that pushes on will work): http://tlc.howstuffworks.com/family/science-projects-for-kids-chemical-reactions2.htm
  4. Foaming soda: Vinegar + dish soap in one cup with food coloring off you want. Mix water and baking soda in another cup (amounts don't matter that much). Pour baking soda mixture into vinegar mixture. http://tlc.howstuffworks.com/family/science-projects-for-kids-chemical-reactions6.htm
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