Carbon Dioxide

How To : Use a carbon dioxide fire extinguisher

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to use a fire extinguisher. The fire extinguisher contains carbon dioxide. Begin by pulling the pin on the top of the fire extinguisher. The will unlock the lever. Now lift up the nozzle and aim the fire extinguisher at the fire. Then ...more

How To : Make a carbon dioxide sandwich bomb

No one ever gets tired of making little explosions by adding vinegar and baking soda. In this video, you'll make a sandwich bomb in a sandwich bag and watch as the contents bubble, brew and explode. Mmmm lunch is ready!

How To : Experiment with carbon dioxide gas

Mr. G plays with chemicals and fire (what a surprise), for a really cool demonstration. An experiment you'll want to try, and probably can try immediately, as all materials (vinegar and baking soda) are likely in your house already. Exothermic reaction and gas displacement at ...more

News : How Livestock Farts Lead to a Warmer Climate

When it comes to global warming, most of us think of carbon dioxide emissions. While carbon dioxide is the most important greenhouse gas, carbon dioxide emissions have stayed constant for the last three years. On the other hand, methane, the second most important gas, has been ...more

How To : Build a beer kegerator

Having a problem keeping your beer cold? Ditch the regular fridge and use a kegerator! And don't buy an overpriced piece of junk -- make on yourself, right out of your old fridge. A kegerator is a modified refrigerator that keeps a keg of beer cool while dispensing the beer on ...more

How To : Coffee Beans Still Fresh? Here’s How to Check

Everyone starts their mornings differently, but one common thread amongst the masses tends to be the consumption of coffee, albeit in many different forms—instant, pre-ground, K-Cups, Nespresso, and so on. And I'm sure that we all have our own preferred methods, as well. Don' ...more

How To : Make a fire extinguisher

In this classic Science Experiment tutorial video, we douse a flame with nothing more than the Carbon Dioxide given off by our homemade Fire Extinguisher. The science experiment of making a fire extinguisher in your home requires only the following: a candle and bowl, baking ...more

How To : Understand CAM plants

We all learn a simple description of photosynthesis in grade school but there are a lot more complicated process going on. Plants can utilize carbon at night and this description will explain a very advanced understanding of how CAM works. AM plants or those plant species suc ...more

How To : Make Copper Glow Red Hot with Acetone

In this video, I will show you how to make copper glow red hot with the catalytic oxidation of acetone. For this science experiment, we'll just need some acetone, copper wire, and a flame source to initially heat the copper coil we'll make. Video: . Materials Needed Pure acet ...more

How To : Make Dry Ice at Home Using a CO2 Fire Extinguisher

Here's how to make dry-ice at home, or wherever you feel like it! All you need is a pillow case, and a CO2 fire extinguisher. Video: . WARNING: Dry Ice is extremely cold! (-78C/-109F) and can cause instant frost-bite to exposed skin. This project should not be attempted withou ...more

How To : Make a metal coin shake and shiver with dry ice

If you have some dry ice, try this cool science experiment out. It's so easy, you have to try it, at least once! You just need a chunk of dry ice and some metal coins, like a half dollar (which is comprised of copper and nickel). When the fifty-cent piece is pressed into a th ...more

How To : Make seltzer water

Sick of spending your hard earned money on the bourgeois bubbly water? Why spend extra money on bottled seltzer when you can make it at home? Plus, by using fewer plastic bottles, you can reduce your carbon footprint. You Will Need: • Water • A seltzer bottle • And a soda ...more

How To : Make homemade wine the easy way

How to make homemade wine the easy way To make homemade wine you will need one large 5 gallon container, fruit juice high in sugar, wine yeast or bakers yeast, a balloon, and a siphon or coffee strainer. Sterilize everything with boiling water. Fill the container but leave so ...more

Today's Tidbit : Sea Otters Help Us Fight Global Warming

Sea otters are the largest members of the weasel family. When people started hunting sea otters for their fur, their population fell from roughly 225,000 to about 1,500, until the International Fur Seal Treaty took effect in 1911. Since the international ban on otter hunting, ...more

How To : Make a Fire Snake from Sugar & Baking Soda

A fire snake, also referred to as a black snake or sugar snake, is a classic science experiment you can do right in your own kitchen using a baking soda and sugar mixture and a fuel to ignite the reaction. When the baking soda gets hot, it makes carbon dioxide gas. The pressu ...more

News : Light dry ice on fire

Impossible, right? Ahh, well science says fire and ice can and do coexist. The Science of this experiment:Dry ice at -109ºF, is frozen carbon dioxide (CO2), not water (H2O). Dry ice is also much colder than a freezer ice cube. To be exact it is almost as cold as Earth's cold ...more

How To : Make a CO2 powered bottle rocket

Sure, carbon and oxygen are two of very most fundamental building blocks of all life on Earth — but what have they done for you lately? With this free video guide, you'll learn how to build a safe, simple carbon-dioxide-powered bottle rocket with baking soda and a spent soft p ...more

How To : Calculate your carbon footprint

Watch this video tutorial to learn how to calculate your carbon footprint. A carbon footprint is an equation that estimates just how much you, personally, are contributing to global warming—and all you have to do is plug some info into an online calculator. Figuring out how to ...more

How To : Proof yeast

Learn how to proof yeast. Yeast is used in baking as a leavening agent, which is what makes bread and pastries light and airy. Yeast reacts with moisture, sugar, and heat to create tiny bubbles of carbon dioxide which cause the dough to expand and rise. To proof yeast, you'll ...more

How To : Make a magnesium reaction in dry ice

This reaction is between metallic magnesium and carbon dioxide. Magnesium reacts with oxygen in the air to form magnesium oxide, but when the only source of oxygen is from CO2 the reaction becomes much more energetic. The products are white magnesium oxide and black carbon. 2 ...more

How To : Experiment with acedic acid and sodium bicarbonate

Science experiment with acetic acid and sodium bicarbonate (baking soda and vinegar) giving off carbon dioxide and other gases. You will need vinegar, baking soda, a jar and a latex glove. Experiment with acedic acid and sodium bicarbonate. Click through to watch this video on ...more

News : This Can Will Keep Your Opened Wine Fresh for Weeks

Ideally, wine would stay as perfect and delicious as the day it was first uncorked forever. But, thanks to a pesky process called oxidation, re-corked wine (no matter how you do it) pales in comparison to a fresh's bottles original magic. Don't Miss: 8 Great Ways to Score Qua ...more

News : LED Dress Detects Pollution

The LED pollution dress: the ultimate tech + fashion + eco-friendly accessory. Danish design company Diffus recently introduced the Climate Dress, a garment with hundreds of LEDs that light up when air pollution is detected. Dvice explains how it works: "Hidden somewhere ab ...more

Keep Champagne Bubbly (Hint : A Spoon Doesn't Work)

One booze hack that's been making the rounds for years is that inserting a spoon by the handle in a champagne bottle's neck will preserve its carbonation. This is one of those tips that I wish were true. Champagne is a great thing to have around on a special occasion, and it s ...more

How To : Put out a candle with an empty glass

Amaze and amuse your friends with this fun magic trick! Using only vinegar and baking soda, which you may remember from some of the bottle-bomb-making videos elsewhere on the site, you can create carbon dioxide which, since it's heavier than air, can be used to invisibly fill ...more

How To : How to Make a Dry Ice Crystal Ball - DadLabs.com

In this video, we learn how to mow to Make a Dry Ice Crystal Ball! This is a fun activity you can do with your kids and that you will enjoy as well. To start, you will need to take some Dawn dish soap that doesn't have soap and isn't anti-bacterial. After this, put this in wat ...more

How To : Understand the hemoglobin & its role in the body

An in-depth explanation of the structure of the hemoglobin molecule, the process by which it binds with the oxygen in the lungs, how it dumps the same oxygen molecule at the appropriate location in the body and how carbon-dioxide gets attached to the hemoglobin molecule are th ...more

How To : Kill bed bugs with glue boards & monitors

The CVC 3000 is a monitor. It is an active bed bug monitor that use attractants to lure bed bugs to it. It is another tool in bed bug management. It contains a carbon dioxide cylinder/cartridge. The capture slides will be trapped on a tray. The capture slides are one time use ...more

How To : Brew and bottle your own delicious beer

This video describes how to Brew and bottle the own delicious beer. First gather some amount of "Grains" and Grind them well and add them to the "Kettle". Add "Malt" and "Honey" with grains and stir it up well to mix together. Now take "Hops, Scoop Cinnamon sticks, Allspice, N ...more

How To : Fix strecthed or wrinkled earlobes

In this video Dr. Schultz will show you how to fix stretched or wrinkled earlobes. Here are a few things you can do to remedy stretched or wrinkled earlobes: Laser treatments, especially carbon dioxide treatments, a specified amount of heat is delivered to the skin, and it cau ...more

How To : Make a bottle of beer appear to instantly freeze

This video shows you how to make bottle of beer appear to instantly freeze. It's hard to believe, but the process is very simple. Take a beer bottle and keep it in refrigerator, do not freeze it. Allow it to cool for some hours. After that take it out and check that it is stil ...more

How To : Set dry ice on fire

Kent Chemistry offers up some of the most exciting chemistry and general science experiments from their lab. Here Mr. Kent illustrates the process of creating fire with dry ice. How does freezing and flame mix? Watch now to see the amazing chemical reaction! This years hallow ...more

How To : Brew Your Own Ginger Beer Like a Boss

Step aside, ginger ale; ginger beer is here, and it's delicious. Ginger beer is made by fermenting a combination of ginger simple syrup, yeast, and water, which gives it its robust flavor and sparkling quality. It's extremely simple to make, but you do have to wait a bit for ...more

Pop Rocks Recipes : Add Some Fireworks to Your Food

If you're a child of the '70s, then you'll probably remember Pop Rocks, those fizzy little candies that created such a buzz. They went out of style in the States for a while, but now they're back with retro status. I was surprised to see them in my kids' Halloween bags a few y ...more

How To : Make a Quarter Scream and Shiver

This science experiment deals with sublimation of dry ice into carbon dioxide (CO2) gas. In the video, I'll demonstrate how pushing a quarter into a block of dry ice makes the quarter scream and shake vigorously. Video: . To do this trick, you'll just need a block of dry ice a ...more

How To : Make charcoal (carbon) by the dehydration of sugar

C For Chemistry delves into the chemistry of science experiments. This chemist knows what he's talking about. These chemistry experiments are not only fun, but very educational for all of those interested in scientific chemical reactions and properties. This video tutorial wi ...more

How To : Pour the perfect beer

There's an art to getting that perfect pour to maximize your beer experience. You Will Need * A glass or cup * Beer from a can, bottle, or tap WARNING: Don’t drink unless you’re of legal age. Drink responsibly, and never drink and drive. Step 1 Tilt your glass at a forty-fiv ...more

How To : Test eggs for freshness

It's easy to find out if your eggs can be scrambled, fried, or used in a recipe - or if they need to be tossed in the trash. Watch this video to learn how to test eggs for freshness. You Will Need * Cold water * A large bowl * And eggs Step 1. Prepare your testing bowl Fil ...more

How To : Make a classic science experiment volcano project

Make Your Own Erupting Volcano! This is a classic experiment and it is very easy to do at home. So after you watch it - TRY IT! All you need is some kind of volcano that you can make, and then a little vinegar and some baking soda from the supermarket. This demonstration show ...more

How To : Make Black Snake Fireworks With & Without Fire

In this video, I'll be showing you how classic black snakes work and how to make them at home. There are actually two methods covered in the video — one that uses fire and one that does not. So just choose the one that fits best for your situation. Video: . Black Snake Version ...more

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