Science is Fun

Metals Make Colors & Sounds

In this science entertainment, University of Wisconsin-Madison chemistry Professor Bassam Shakhashiri shows how liquids can change color, light a bulb and shrink a balloon. Dr. Julia Nepper joins him to show what moving air can do. The renowned Pro Arte Quartet provides a musical interlude.
  • program length: 30 minutes
  • episode #1902

Sunday, May 26 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.