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Exploding Pumpkin

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Creator:

Gulf Coast Exploreum Science Center


School/Organization:

Gulf Coast Exploreum Science Center

Overview:

This short video demonstrates the power of chemical reactions.  The clip was recorded on the Saturday after Thanksgiving, 2006, when the Exploreum staff decided to do a little playing with our food. We called it Left Over Science.

When calcium carbide is added to water it causes a chemical reaction.  After a short wait, a spark is added.  The result:  we blew up a pumpkin and we got it on video!


Length: 01:38

Content Areas: Science

Alabama Course of Study Alignments and/or Professional Development Standard Alignments:

[S1] CHE (9-12) 8: Distinguish among endothermic and exothermic physical and chemical changes.

 


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