Scienceshow/Guides

Overview of all the guides in the wiki book of science show.

CautionEdit

These are only guides and can contain both errors and omissions.

Always make experiments in small versions before proceeding to larger quantities where things could become dangerous.

Ask around if you have any doubts before starting. Do not attempt to perform an experiment you do not feel you understand and is qualified to perform -some of the experiments described here contain dangerous materials and the dangers can be subtle.

Prepare yourself before starting and exercise due care! It is not fun science if it is dangerous and chaotically performed.

GuidesEdit

The table below lists all the guides alfabetically, together with:

  • The status of the guide (fairly complete 100% developed, Some omissions 75% developed, Safety info ok 50% developed, Still sketchy 25% developed)
  • How harmless or dangerous it is
  • The level of equipment and practice thats required (household, specialized lab...)
  • An overview of the subjects the experiment relates to.
Science Show Guides and Recipes
Guide Status Safety Level Subjects Comments
Absorption, Transmission and Reflection of Light and Heat 25% developed Harmless School Nanotechnology, Physics, Optics, Materials Science How light and heat can pass through some materials and not others
Amorphous Metals 25% developed Harmless School Physics, Nanotechnology Bouncing Balls
Anti-static Gun 25% developed Harmless Household Physics, Nanotechnology Fun to do at home
Capillary Pressure 25% developed Harmless Household Nanotechnology, Physics
Colloidal Sunset 25% developed Be careful School Nanotechnology, Physics, Optics Also called Tyndalls's experiment demonstrating Rayleigh scattering
Compact Disc Spectrometer 25% developed Harmless Household Nanotechnology, Optics The rainbow in the CD
Diffraction Grating Spectrometer 25% developed Harmless School Nanotechnology, Physics, Optics Analyzing the colors
Ferrofluid 25% developed Harmless School Physics, Nanotechnology Requires Ferrofluid
Ferrofluid Synthesis 25% developed Harmless School Physics, Nanotechnology Requires Ferrofluid
Field Ionization 25% developed Be careful School Physics, Nanotechnology Requires Van der Graaf Generator
Fluorescent Dyes 25% developed Harmless Household & Laboratory Nanotechnology, Optics, Chemistry Liquids such as quinine give different colors under UV light
Freezing with Liquid Nitrogen 25% developed Be careful Laboratory Nanotechnology, Optics, Physics Flowers, water...
Gold Nanoparticle Synthesis 25% developed Be careful Laboratory Nanotechnology, Optics, Chemistry Make Red gold (expensive chemicals)
Ion Spray 25% developed Harmless Household Physics, Nanotechnology Fun to do at home
Invisible Glass 25% developed Harmless Household Optics Fun to do at home
Light Emitting Diodes 25% developed Harmless Household Nanotechnology, Microtechnology, Materials Science Different materials give different color LEDs
Liquid Nitrogen 25% developed Be careful Laboratory Physics How to handle liquid nitrogen - read this one first!
Liquid Nitrogen Ice Cream 25% developed Be careful Laboratory Physics Requires Liquid Nitrogen
Liquid Nitrogen Marshmallows 25% developed Be careful Laboratory Physics Requires Liquid Nitrogen
Making Clouds with Liquid Nitrogen 25% developed Be careful Laboratory Nanotechnology, Physics Requires Liquid Nitrogen
Magnetic Induction in a Tube 25% developed Harmless Household Physics
Magnetic Induction in Copper Plates 25% developed Harmless Household Physics
Milk and Nanoparticles 25% developed Harmless Household Nanotechnology, Optics Show how milk can have many colors
Non-Newtonian fluid 25% developed Harmless Household Nanotechnology, Physics Corn starch in water
Nile Blue Fluorescence 25% developed Harmless Laboratory Nanotechnology, Optics, Chemistry Beautiful and easy: a blue liquid gives red light when you shine a green laser beam into it.
Oil on Water 25% developed Harmless Household PhysicsNanotechnologyOptics Fun to do at home
Plasma Ball 25% developed Harmless Household Physics, Chemistry Fun to do at home
Pyrolithic Graphite 25% developed Harmless School Physics
Quantized Conductivity 25% developed Harmless School Nanotechnology, Physics
Silver Mirror Coating 25% developed Be careful School Nanotechnology, Optics, Chemistry Tollens Reagent
Silver Nanoparticle Synthesis 25% developed Be careful School Nanotechnology, Optics, Chemistry Make yellow silver
Soap Bubbles 25% developed Harmless Household Nanotechnology, Optics, Physics
Soap Films 25% developed Harmless Household Nanotechnology, Optics, Physics
Superabsorbing Polymers 25% developed Harmless Household Nanotechnology, Physics, Materials Science, Chemistry
Superconductors 25% developed Be careful Laboratory Physics, Materials Science
Superhydrofobic Coatings 25% developed Harmless Household Nanotechnology, Physics
Supersaturated Sodium Acetate 25% developed Harmless Household Nanotechnology, Physics, Chemistry
Transparent Wool 25% developed Fairly harmless School Nanotechnology, Optics Requires Benzyl alcohol
Van de Graaff Generator 25% developed Be careful School Nanotechnology, Physics High Voltage

SubjectsEdit

There are pages with more info about the different subjects.

Adding new guides to the listEdit

All guides are based on the template for new guides.

The page for the guide must be named Scienceshow/Guides/Title and added to this list in Scienceshow/Guides.


Last modified on 29 June 2007, at 13:59