The Royal Institution
Produced by the Royal Institution, these short videos cover a range of topics and provide ideas for fascinating demonstrations.
In the series, Tales from the Prep Room, one of the Institution's technicians tries out a range of demonstrations that could be adapted for use in the classroom. They illustrate how to demonstrate:
• Generating superheated steam that can be hot enough to light a match
• How to make a Magnus cup to show forces on an object spinning in air
• The use of solid argon to show changes of state
• Using a laser and small wire targets to produce diffraction patterns
• The distortion of prespective in an Ames room
In My Favourite Element, Royal Institution colleagues, celebrities and scientists choose their favourite element and explain why they liked it so much.
In another video clip in the collection - Listening to a Locust Brain, there is a demonstration of how nerve impulses can be observed.
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In 2012, the Royal Institution Christmas Lectures explored the chemistry of the modern world. Following this theme, the Royal Institution asked colleagues, celebrities and scientists to choose their favourite element and explain why they liked it so much. One of these short films was published every day in December 2012, revealing…
The Prep Room plays a crucial role in the Royal Institution’s public communication of science. It is where all the equipment and demonstrations are prepared for Royal Institution events - not least the annual Christmas Lectures. This series provides a range of hands-on experiments and demonstrations across a full range…
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