Mr.Wizard's World

Season 1 Episode 8

Episode 8

Aired Unknown Jan 07, 1984 on Nickelodeon
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Episode 8
HOMEMADE HYDROGEN - Mr. Wizard shows Christian how to make homemade hydrogen using safety glasses and always in the presence of a teacher or adult. ICE CUBE LIFT - Michael tries to remove an ice cube from a glass of water with a short string. Mr. Wizard explains that he will need salt in order to lift the ice cube. WHAT'S THIS ? - Can you recognize this portrait of a famous person? What’s the minimum amount of info needed to make out this face? KITCHEN GEYSER - Mr. Wizard shows Carolyn a homemade geyser. On the stove is a large beaker of boiling water with an upside down funnel in it. When there's enough steam pres­sure inside the funnel, the water in the stem is pushed up and out the top producing the effect of a geyser. BALLOON INTO BOTTLE - Paul is supposed to get a balloon filled with water into a bottle. The balloon is much too big to go into the neck of the bottle. Mr.Wizard performs one of his most famous tricks. WHITE CELLS - These are germs that could be inside of you right now. With time lapse photography they’re multiplying faster than normal but it’s been estimated that inside every human being there are more bacteria than all the people whoever lived. STRONG SALT - Tanis puts a piece of tissue paper over the end of a cardboard tube securing it with a rubber band. Tanis pushes a piece of a broom stick through the tube as a plunger and punches out the tissue paper. Mr.Wizard helps her replace the tissue paper and Tanis adds a couple inches of table salt to the tube. Much to her surprise, she finds she can't break the tissue paper over the end! CURVES OF CONSTANT WIDTH - Mr.Wizard shows Christian how 2 figures with equal diameters create smooth movements. LONG LETTERS - Shana tries to read a sign with tall, narrow letters. Mr.Wizard shows her the trick to reading the letters.moreless

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