Mr.Wizard's World

Season 4 Episode 1

Episode 1

Aired Unknown Jan 08, 1987 on Nickelodeon
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Episode 1
SOLAR COOKERS: Christian is going to use the heat of the sun to cook food for breakfast. KITCHEN HELIX: You're looking up inside a kitchen helix, a spiral?like, curved line that forms circles of increasing size around a center. What is this?? SIPHONS: Mr. Wizard demonstrates to Laurie how a siphon works. TORNADOS: The destruction can be staggering. Houses, even block after block, can be completely leveled by some of the strongest winds that can occur on earth — the violent winds in a tornado. Weather conditions are discussed and what is not known. COMPUTER METRIC MADNESS: Stacey pushes a key on the computer to start a game called Matrix Madness. She must decide what goes into an empty square by comparing the contents of adjoining squares. She compares it to puzzles in children’s books and mathematics puzzles. PENDULUM COUPLED: Two pendulums are suspended from the frame of a swing in the park. Each is a brick tied onto a rope. Michael starts them swinging and they stay in step. IS A TOMATO A FRUIT OR A VEGETABLE?: A discussion takes place from a botanist approach to this question. CABBAGE INDICATOR: Mr. Wizard pours the juice from a jar of red cabbage into a glass beaker. He and Michael discuss acids and bases. Michael identifies the liquids in the test tubes.moreless

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