Fire Extinguisher

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License: Creative Commons Attribution Fire Extinguisher AABR
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14 Jun, 2011


Bicarb, vinegar, and a channel-hopping TV set that… oh, you’ll just have to watch it.

Director's Notes:

Go back to the Victorian era and see some kitchen chemistry that turns out the lights, bringing us back to the present to explain the extinguishing effects of CO2. Made by four under-11s, with a teacher.

You know the deal: extreme care and supervision required when working with fire

Winner: Best Chemistry Film, 2011

SciCast Notes:

Great performances! Brilliantly well-rehearsed, nicely written, and a hand reaches in to remove the beaker that’s blocking our view at precisely the right moment.

Plus: that TV is the best prop ever.

— Jonathan


Miguel wrote, on 9 July, 2011:

I think its a really nice film in the style of a real movie. The twins are a bit scary - like from a horror movie lol.

Professor Webb wrote, on 22 February, 2013:

I really enjoyed this performance. It was packed full of interesting facts, and the role play was excellent. I hope to use this video in my science classes some time in the near future.