I dropped by The Spangler Effect this week to see what kind fun science experiments Steve is showing off. This week’s show demonstrates how water and alcohol can influence how something does or does not burn. Steve demonstrates this with rubbing alcohol, water, and paper money. The illusion is that when he holds a flame to a dollar bill you think he’s going to burn money, but he doesn’t. Watch the video below to see how he does it.
Applications for Education
The Spangler Effect is a nice series of videos in which you can find some science experiment demonstrations to use in your classroom. A complete run-down of all of the materials and steps in the experiments is available for each video. Here’s the list for the money burning demonstration.