Science is Fun

About Carbon Dioxide

University of Wisconsin-Madison chemistry Professor Bassam Shakhashiri presents striking chemical reactions that involve carbon dioxide, one of the greenhouse gases. He is joined by the UW Marching Band and Professor Michael Leckrone, who is celebrating 50 years as its conductor.
  • program length: 30 minutes
  • episode #1901

Sunday, May 19 at 11:00 am on 12.1

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The sights and sounds of science come alive in in these selections from the 44rd Annual Lecture by renowned science communicator, Bassam Z. Shakhashiri, Chemistry Professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Prof. Shakhashiri and special guests display fascinating phenomena, color-changing liquids, fog and smoke, both loud and melodious sounds. The 44rd element, Technetium, is also featured, and some of its unique secrets are revealed. Dazzling demonstrations will entertain and edify as you watch science in action.