Mr.Wizard's World

Season 1 Episode 12

Episode 12

Aired Unknown May 01, 1984 on Nickelodeon
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Episode 12
LIGHT SCULPTURE - Jason and Mr. Wizard examine a light sculpture by Bill Parker in which electrical arcs of various colors appear inside a glass sphere. PAPER PLATE ILLUSION - Two identical pieces from the rim of a paper plate are held one above the other. Which is longer? BACTERIA STICKER - This is a much magnified view of a bacterium. If it multiplies inside of you and makes you sick, it’s sometimes called a germ. FLASH FILL - Stacey can easily identify which of the two photos Mr. Wizard has shot of her was taken with flash because she can see both sides of her face. ICE CUBE STICK - Mr.Wizard and Leila squeeze cubes together to the count of twenty seconds. When they examine the cubes, they find the pressure has melted the two surfaces. When the pressure was removed, they were frozen together. CHILDHOOD OF A CHIMP - A man puts on a black mask. Another man puts on a white mask. They enter a bare room and sit on two squares painted on the floor. What do you suppose they are up to? A clue! A young chimpanzee is put into the room with them. Watch! COMPUTER WORD PROCESSING - Stacey at the computer automatically changes the same word in each of several sentences. Mr. Wizard identifies the operation as global search and replace, meaning the word processor searches the whole document for the old word and replaces each one with the new word. POUR ALONG STRING - Surface Tension. Mr.Wizard has him put a glass rod at the top of the glass and then pour the water. The water runs down the rod and into the measuring cup.moreless

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