Overview of all the guides in the wiki book of science show.
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.
The table below lists all the guides alfabetically, together with:
- The status of the guide (fairly complete , Some omissions , Safety info ok , Still sketchy )
- 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.
|Absorption, Transmission and Reflection of Light and Heat||Harmless||School||Nanotechnology, Physics, Optics, Materials Science||How light and heat can pass through some materials and not others|
|Amorphous Metals||Harmless||School||Physics, Nanotechnology||Bouncing Balls|
|Anti-static Gun||Harmless||Household||Physics, Nanotechnology||Fun to do at home|
|Capillary Pressure||Harmless||Household||Nanotechnology, Physics|
|Colloidal Sunset||Be careful||School||Nanotechnology, Physics, Optics||Also called Tyndalls's experiment demonstrating Rayleigh scattering|
|Compact Disc Spectrometer||Harmless||Household||Nanotechnology, Optics||The rainbow in the CD|
|Diffraction Grating Spectrometer||Harmless||School||Nanotechnology, Physics, Optics||Analyzing the colors|
|Ferrofluid||Harmless||School||Physics, Nanotechnology||Requires Ferrofluid|
|Ferrofluid Synthesis||Harmless||School||Physics, Nanotechnology||Requires Ferrofluid|
|Field Ionization||Be careful||School||Physics, Nanotechnology||Requires Van der Graaf Generator|
|Fluorescent Dyes||Harmless||Household & Laboratory||Nanotechnology, Optics, Chemistry||Liquids such as quinine give different colors under UV light|
|Freezing with Liquid Nitrogen||Be careful||Laboratory||Nanotechnology, Optics, Physics||Flowers, water...|
|Gold Nanoparticle Synthesis||Be careful||Laboratory||Nanotechnology, Optics, Chemistry||Make Red gold (expensive chemicals)|
|Ion Spray||Harmless||Household||Physics, Nanotechnology||Fun to do at home|
|Invisible Glass||Harmless||Household||Optics||Fun to do at home|
|Light Emitting Diodes||Harmless||Household||Nanotechnology, Microtechnology, Materials Science||Different materials give different color LEDs|
|Liquid Nitrogen||Be careful||Laboratory||Physics||How to handle liquid nitrogen - read this one first!|
|Liquid Nitrogen Ice Cream||Be careful||Laboratory||Physics||Requires Liquid Nitrogen|
|Liquid Nitrogen Marshmallows||Be careful||Laboratory||Physics||Requires Liquid Nitrogen|
|Making Clouds with Liquid Nitrogen||Be careful||Laboratory||Nanotechnology, Physics||Requires Liquid Nitrogen|
|Magnetic Induction in a Tube||Harmless||Household||Physics|
|Magnetic Induction in Copper Plates||Harmless||Household||Physics|
|Milk and Nanoparticles||Harmless||Household||Nanotechnology, Optics||Show how milk can have many colors|
|Non-Newtonian fluid||Harmless||Household||Nanotechnology, Physics||Corn starch in water|
|Nile Blue Fluorescence||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||Harmless||Household||PhysicsNanotechnologyOptics||Fun to do at home|
|Plasma Ball||Harmless||Household||Physics, Chemistry||Fun to do at home|
|Quantized Conductivity||Harmless||School||Nanotechnology, Physics|
|Silver Mirror Coating||Be careful||School||Nanotechnology, Optics, Chemistry||Tollens Reagent|
|Silver Nanoparticle Synthesis||Be careful||School||Nanotechnology, Optics, Chemistry||Make yellow silver|
|Soap Bubbles||Harmless||Household||Nanotechnology, Optics, Physics|
|Soap Films||Harmless||Household||Nanotechnology, Optics, Physics|
|Superabsorbing Polymers||Harmless||Household||Nanotechnology, Physics, Materials Science, Chemistry|
|Superconductors||Be careful||Laboratory||Physics, Materials Science|
|Superhydrofobic Coatings||Harmless||Household||Nanotechnology, Physics|
|Supersaturated Sodium Acetate||Harmless||Household||Nanotechnology, Physics, Chemistry|
|Transparent Wool||Fairly harmless||School||Nanotechnology, Optics||Requires Benzyl alcohol|
|Van de Graaff Generator||Be careful||School||Nanotechnology, Physics||High Voltage|
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