Whizz bang science

DON'T TRY AT HOME: Australian scientist-cum-comedian Dr Graham, demonstrates how he can ignite a handful of soap-like bubbles (trick one, a wet hand to start with — but the kids were warned that was only one of the things he did to protect himself). Pictures by Rebecca Grunwell
DON'T TRY THIS AT HOME EITHER: Dr Graham shows how some of the ethanol he shook furiously in this jar remains as flammable gas after pouring the remaining liquid out.

Dr Graham kept a full house of children and parents enthralled with fire, explosions, flying marshmallows and fun with liquid nitrogen at the Gisborne Girls’ High School hall yesterday afternoon.

Dr Graham is touring the East Coast, Hawke’s Bay and Wellington over the school holidays, delivering entertaining and informative science shows aimed at primary-age children.

He performed in Ruatoria yesterday morning and was at the Wairoa College school hall at midday today.

The tour is in association with Royal Society Te Aparangi.

Dr Graham kept a full house of children and parents enthralled with fire, explosions, flying marshmallows and fun with liquid nitrogen at the Gisborne Girls’ High School hall yesterday afternoon.

Dr Graham is touring the East Coast, Hawke’s Bay and Wellington over the school holidays, delivering entertaining and informative science shows aimed at primary-age children.

He performed in Ruatoria yesterday morning and was at the Wairoa College school hall at midday today.

The tour is in association with Royal Society Te Aparangi.

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