Colour Mixing Gobstoppers – by Steve Spangler

Color Mixing Gobstoppers (Candy Science)

Gobstopper candies are known for their colors, but what would happen if they were dissolved in water?

Hard candies are known for their bright colors, delicious tastes, as well as having a ton of sugar. While munching on a handful of candy every once in a while can be a tasty treat, we like conducting experiments with them, too! We especially love Gobstoppers. They have layers of colors that, when they dissolve into water, do something very peculiar…

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Balancing Utensils Table Trick – Sick Science! #009

 

With the holidays just around the corner, you might still be looking for just the right gift for someone… especially if you’re a kid. Our science guy, Steve Spangler, is here to show us how to make an amazing tie-dye t-shirt without the inconvenience or mess. Continue reading

Can You Make Beer with Helium?—Speaking of Chemistry

Speaking of Chemistry joins daredevil homebrewers Craig Bettenhausen and Kevin Wepasnick as they put gas solubility to the test using chemistry and beer. Find out why helium beer may or may not be coming to a tap near you.

Oh, and be sure to check out the full version of Berkshire Brewing’s helium beer video from our intro here:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=87Z_h…

If this episode leaves you wanting more, check out these great resources.

Helium Price Spikes Are Hurting Academic Labs, Researchers Tell Congress | C&EN
http://cen.acs.org/articles/93/i28/He…

As Helium Prices Rise, Universities Consider Recycling The Element | C&EN
http://cen.acs.org/articles/93/i30/He…

The Hard Truth About Helium Beer | Craft Brewer
http://www.craftbeer.com/brewers_bant…