Science is Fun

Metals Make Colors & Sounds

Join renowned science communicator and University of Wisconsin-Madison Professor Bassam Shakhashiri as he shows the colorful side of metals. Solutions of metals change colors when mixed with other solutions. Colorful flames blaze when solutions of metals are sprayed into them. Metal wires sing and a metal pipe howls. He is joined by special guests in this fun-filled show, packed with the sights and sounds of science.
  • program length: 30 minutes
  • episode #1802

Sunday, June 30 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.