Whoosh Bottle

Demonstrate combustion with a bang!  Simply vaporise 5ml acetone in a plastic water cooler bottle. Light carefully!

Make sure you carry out a full risk assessment (and that you have practiced a few times before you do it in front of the children).  I’ve done this several times – I have blown the bottom off one cooler bottle in the past, and the whoosh still makes me jump!



Published by Rob Butler

Ex-science teacher, ex-school leader and full-time geek.