Exploding Pumpkin

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Multimedia Details Title: Exploding Pumpkin
Creator: Gulf Coast Exploreum Science Center
Submitted By: Bree Amidon, Alabama Department of Education, Alabama Department of Education
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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
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