Science in Jishukan is VERY interesting and fun! We had done some very cool experiments and ones with a BANG!
We were experimenting with gases for the first part, we experimented with a substance that was put into a tube, and left in a bowl of warm water. When we took it out of the bowl of water, we used a lighter and lit the top of the tube which made a loud pop! I don’t think our tube worked, but it… Worked! Instead of popping, a quiet bang and small fire lit upon our tube! I guess it could be called a mini explosion! It wasn’t supposed to happen like that but it was pretty funny when it did turn out like that!
Another experiment we did, was playing with fire, literally! We got given different substances that looked like salt, water, and powder. These substances were mixed together and heated. It was heated to a certain point then put into a cupcake wrapper to sit. We then lit the substance and out came a coloured flame! Our flame was Red but had a hint of blue with it. Every other group had different colours, so we brought them all together into a circle. I lit them up one by one and accidentally burnt my hand a little bit! It was worth the small pain to watch all these flames light up!
To finish the class, our teacher had come up with an experiment of putting gas into a plastic bag. The plastic bag ended up full of gas, and he pulled out his lighter. At this point, i knew that this was going to be a little dangerous but cool experiment. The teacher put the lighter in the bag and lit his fire. Nothing happened… BANG!! As the plastic bag was only a couple metres away from my face exploded with a loud Bang! It felt like all my internal organs shook inside of me!
I really enjoyed science class and the different experiments that were performed! Thank you to my friends that made this experience fun!