This Show Is NOT Rubbish – Ep6: In the Bag

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The Trash Can Man is on a mission to turn TRASH into (scientific) TREASURE! Hidden inside every pile of refuse and rejectamenta are a billion different possibilities…

It’s 5, 4, 3, 2, 1, BLAST OFF… with an ordinary scrap of kitchen waste! WARNING: Adult supervision is required for the demonstration in this episode.

This activity is well suited to Year 7 and 8 Chemistry and Physics students who are learning about particle models, heat energy and forces.

Episode 6: In The Bag

Can you launch a teabag into space?

Video Length: 9:00 mins

With thanks to That Science Gang.

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Years: 7, 8


Chemical Sciences – Particle Models

Physical Sciences – Forces, Energy

Additional: Careers, Technology, Engineering.

Concepts (South Australia):

Chemical Sciences – Properties of Matter

Physical Sciences – Forces and Motion, Energy