Mr.Wizard's World

Season 3 Episode 5

Episode 5

Aired Unknown Jan 01, 1986 on Nickelodeon
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Episode 5
POTATO BATTERY - AJ notes that a quartz clock is not working because there is no battery. Mr.Wizard shows AJ how to create an electrical current using copper & zinc electrodes, wires, salt, bleach, and a potato. CONNECT THE DOTS PUZZLE - Darren tries to connect nine dots in a square pattern without taking the pen off the paper. Mr. Wizard gives some helpful hints. HURRICANES – Mr.Wizard narrates as you're flying with a scientific crew on a dangerous mission: to fly through one of the most powerful storms, a hurricane, to record the information that will help forecasters predict where and when the storm will hit land. FLIGHT SIMULATOR - Jason is at the controls of a flying simulator program on the computer. The view on the monitor changes as Jason explains some of the dials. Mr. Wizard explains the program was designed to practice the various settings that control the flight of a plane. WATER DROP MICROSCOPE - Mr.Wizard shows Christian that a drop of water can magnify. They discuss how this is made possible by a transparent curved surface. RADAR GUN - In the park Mr. Wizard is aiming a radar gun at Michael riding his bicycle. They discuss how the instrument calculates speed by measuring the time it takes for invisible waves to reach a target and reflect back.moreless

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