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The Chemistry of Fire and Gunpowder – with Andrew Szydlo

Andrew Szydlo gives a spectacular demo-filled talk of explosive science using gunpowder, energetic reactions and quite a few flames. Subscribe for regular science videos: http://bit.ly/RiSubscRibe The talk was filmed on the eve of Bonfire Night, also known as Guy Fawkes Night. Andrew Szydlo is a chemist and secondary school teacher at Highgate School, well-loved by […]

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Blaze of Steel: Explosive Chemistry – with Andrew Szydlo

Andrew Syzdlo, chemist and school teacher, explores the chemistry of iron and steel. Featuring cool science experiments, explosions and pyrotechnics, this inspiring teacher challenges our perception of these metals’ permanence. Subscribe for regular science videos: http://bit.ly/RiSubscRibe After the storming success of his family-friendly talk at the Ri, Andrew Szydlo returns to take us through the […]

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Investigating the Periodic Table with Experiments – with Peter Wothers

We celebrate 150 years of the Periodic Table and Mendeleev’s genius by braving the elements from Argon to Zinc in this demonstration filled show. Subscribe for regular science videos: http://bit.ly/RiSubscRibe You can pre-order Peter’s book “Antimony, Gold, and Jupiter’s Wolf: How the elements were named” now: https://geni.us/AaaEa Dr Peter Wothers is a Teaching Fellow in […]

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Science Experiments with Potassium Permanganate | Szydlo's At Home Science

Andrew takes us on a journey to London’s Shepherd’s Bush Market in 1960, exploring the splendid chemistry of potassium permanganate. Along the way, he will explore redox reactions, colour changes and even the “devil’s element”, phosphorus. Subscribe for regular science videos: http://bit.ly/RiSubscRibe Contents: 0:00 Introduction and a trip to Shepherd’s Bush Market 7:10 Intro to […]

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The Magic of Chemistry – with Andrew Szydlo

Subscribe for more science videos :http://bit.ly/RiSubscRibe Help us transcribe this lecture: http://www.youtube.com/timedtext_video?v=0g8lANs6zpQ If you were able to make a substance change colour, or turn from a solid to a liquid, would that be magic? Andrew Szydlo leads us through a world of magical molecules and enchanting elements in this Ri event from Wednesday 23 April […]

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Science for kids – Soap boat water experiment – ExpeRimental #14

Comedian Rufus Hound and his son Alby make soap powered boats and learn how soap affects the way water molecules hold onto each other. For info sheets and printable boat templates, click here: http://bit.ly/RufusRacerSheet ExpeRimental is a series of videos showing fun, cheap, simple science activities to do with 4-10 year olds. Subscribe for regular […]

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Science for kids – How to make bouncing eggs – ExpeRimental #12

Make bouncy eggs and experiment with the chemistry of liquids around the house in this science activity to do with children. For info sheets and printable badges, click here: http://bit.ly/EggspeRiments ExpeRimental is a series of videos showing fun, cheap, simple science activities to do with 4-10 year olds. Subscribe for regular science videos: http://bit.ly/RiSubscRibe Make […]

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Science for kids – Jumping candle flame experiment – ExpeRimental #13

Make a flame jump through the air in this fun science experiment to do at home with children. For info sheets and printable badges, click here: http://bit.ly/CandleChem ExpeRimental is a series of videos showing fun, cheap, simple science activities to do with 4-10 year olds. Subscribe for regular science videos: http://bit.ly/RiSubscRibe Click here to watch […]

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