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News: Corn Starch Fireball Experiment

This is a simple demonstration of how fine dust particles suspended in the air can rapidly burn due to high exposure to oxygen. The same corn flour is only able to burn slowly when in a pile because there is not enough air between the particles for an explosive combustion.

How To: Build bar shells and other explosives

In this tutorial, we learn how to build bar shells and other explosives. First, you will need to pack up the explosives into a container tightly. Then, you will need to wrap it up inside of string tightly and tie it shut tightly. Apply a piece of thick paper over the explosive and then tie it shut again. Once you are finished, you can place all of these inside of a large tub and carry out to use as explosives. Make sure to do this carefully and don't light these when you are close to them, or...

How To: Extract sodium to make sodium metal

In this video, we learn how to extract sodium to make sodium metal. First place soup can in a pot of water and place the sodium mixture into the can. Place a cap on top and leave it on while the can is cooling off. It should create a tight seal until you will be able to open it. Once you can open it, pour mineral oil on top of the sodium. Filter out this mixture to find the chunks of sodium that is in the mixture. While wearing gloves, take out the sodium and place it into water to see if it ...

How To: Build a star mine

Impress all of your friends on the 4th of July by learning how to build a star mine with this instructional video! Narrator describes the simple objects you can use to create this, such as cardboard and a paper tube, and also provides alternatives in case you run out of something. You can also see examples of what your mine should look like once you fire it off! Follow this video and you will be the star of your next night time festivity!

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