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Bitesize Space Science Spectroscopy and the composition of stars

Jon Chase describes how different elements absorb and emit light of specific wavelengths or colours. He explains how this can be used to identify which elements are present in distant stars by analyzing the spectrum of radiation coming from these stars. Teacher notes: You could discuss how white light can be split into its spectrum and students could make their ...
  • 2014
  • 00:04:11
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 09/05/2019

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Bitesize Space Science The life cycle of stars

Science presenter and rapper Jon Chase explains how the dust and gas released from dying stars form new stars and solar systems using a Jenga game and a rap. He visits a school where the students play Jenga to demonstrate the balance between the forces in a star, and how they destabilize over time. Jon performs a rap to help ...
  • 2014
  • 00:05:34
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 09/03/2019

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Bitesize Space Science Gravity on Earth and in space

Jon Chase explains that the mass of an object is constant but its weight depends on the gravitational force. This force is higher on more massive planets and he would weigh more on Jupiter than on Earth. He uses a fairground ride to simulate the feeling of lower and higher gravitational forces. He explains that gravity is the force that ...
  • 2014
  • 00:04:53
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 09/03/2019

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Bitesize Space Science Nuclear fusion in stars

Jon Chase explains the nuclear fusion that causes stars like our sun to give out enormous heat. Film footage of a nuclear explosion in a hydrogen bomb is used to draw an analogy with the sun’s energy. He mixes iron oxide and aluminum powder to demonstrate a highly exothermic chemical reaction and relates this to the much greater energy output ...
  • 2014
  • 00:04:20
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 09/03/2019

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None of the Above Extreme Heat

In this episode of None of the Above, Tim Shaw takes us on a thermometer busting scientific journey, from the all-powerful concentrated sunlight of a Fresnel lens to the incredible transformation created by the deep freeze properties of liquid nitrogen. In between he sets a flamethrower against an ice block with astonishing results, creates an eye-popping effect with ordinary corn ...
  • 2013
  • 00:21:59
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 05/29/2017

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None of the Above Fire and Water

Sick of spending time at the car wash? Engineer and show host Tim Shaw thinks he can get the job done in just one second! In None of the Above, Tim conducts a series of "man-on-the-street" experiments that involve science, physics and engineering, and all of which will blow your mind or make you hold your breath. Tim hopes dropping ...
  • 2013
  • 00:22:01
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 12/22/2015

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None of the Above The Big Bangs

Tim shows how a glass droplet becomes a grenade and appears to magically transform zinc into gold.
  • 2014
  • 00:21:59
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 12/22/2015

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None of the Above Defying Gravity

Wonderful, bewildering and sensational science is all around us. In a series of experiments in everyday environments, British host Tim Shaw shows us the magic of science. From the near miraculous abilities of a Shaolin monk to what happens when 10,000 volts are pumped straight into a watermelon, this is a show that’s full of surprises. What happens when heat ...
  • 2013
  • 00:22:01
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 12/22/2015

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None of the Above Smash and Grab

In this episode of None of the Above, Tim Shaw's scientific experiments take in everything from Hollywood-style car chases to bottle caps and bicycle wheels as he takes us on another journey exposing the incredible truth about how the world works. Big bangs are on the agenda as Tim takes on some Hollywood stuntmen to see if he can get an ...
  • 2013
  • 00:22:01
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 12/21/2015

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None of the Above Forces of Nature

None of the Above host Tim Shaw takes science to the streets again with a new set of tricks and experiments. Have you ever seen a coffee creamer bomb? You'll see it here. Tim teaches viewers the science behind what makes coffee creamer so flammable. Learn how to break your buddy's beer bottle with one swift hand movement. See what happens ...
  • 2013
  • 00:22:01
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 12/21/2015

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None of the Above Sparks Will Fly

In this episode Tim Shaw, our guide the to the sensational world of science, takes us on a journey that includes creating man-made lightning, passing a live wire through a pickle, blasting through ice blocks, and attempting to create instant fried turkey from frozen! Along the way the people he meets and viewers are invited to guess the outcome of ...
  • 2013
  • 00:22:01
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 12/21/2015

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None of the Above Under Pressure

Tim Shaw takes us on a freewheeling journey through the science on our doorstep in another exploration of what makes things do what they do. This time Tim shows the explosive power of beauty products, the best way to make a Venice Beach weightlifter practically powerless, and demonstrates the dramatic consequences of a stray spark on a gas station forecourt.
  • 2013
  • 00:21:55
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 12/21/2015

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None of the Above In the Line of Fire

Dashing British engineer Tim Shaw takes science to the streets, to the pubs, and to the clubs, on a quest to figure out why things do what they do. In this episode, Tim puts teddy bears to the torch in the interests of science, and tests the penetrative power of an assault rifle. He challenges locals at an arcade to ...
  • 2013
  • 00:22:01
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 12/21/2015

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None of the Above Raining Fire

Tim Shaw takes on more scientific challenges and invites members of the public to guess the outcome when he attempts to find the best improvised BBQ lighters, the smallest number of parts needed to create an electric motor, and the most efficient way to cook breakfast using a car! Plus he demonstrates the incredible power of empty space, the way ...
  • 2013
  • 00:22:15
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 12/21/2015

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None of the Above Deep Heat

In this episode of None of the Above, Tim Shaw demonstrates dramatic ways to understand the natural forces at work in our everyday lives. From thermite burning at thousands of degrees, to the powers of liquid oxygen, we witness the incredible truth about why things do what they do, with members of the public trying to anticipate the surprising outcomes of ...
  • 2013
  • 00:22:01
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 12/21/2015

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None of the Above Breaking Point

In this episode, Tim Shaw explains why things do what they do! He attempts a familiar tablecloth trick, goes on a rescue mission for melted ice cream, poses a heavyweight challenge for ordinary balloons, experiments with a vacuum chamber and a pile of marshmallows, and attempts to blow open the door of a safe using an explosive charge.
  • 2014
  • 00:21:53
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 12/21/2015

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None of the Above Blown Apart

Tim Shaw, the guru of street science, invites us to see if he can make ice cream using CO2 from a fire extinguisher, beat a rubber ball in a bouncing contest, cut through metal using heat from a ham lance, and blow up a garden shed using only the normal contents you would find within one. All of the above ...
  • 2014
  • 00:21:59
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 12/21/2015

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None of the Above Spitting Fire

Tim Shaw takes us on a journey into the world of the spectacular and surprising science that's all around us. This time he finds out how to shoot a rain of fire from the barrel of a shotgun, create a dramatic effect in a microwave and destroy a boulder with an improvised explosive. Will you or his volunteers be able ...
  • 2014
  • 00:22:11
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 12/21/2015

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None of the Above What Goes Up

Tim shoots hoops in a moving vehicle, boils bubbly in a microwave and drops a piano from 100 feet.
  • 2014
  • 00:21:57
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 12/21/2015

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None of the Above Powers of Attraction

Watch gravity-defying tests with trapeze artists, chain link metal balls and a 90 lb chandelier.
  • 2014
  • 00:21:49
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 12/21/2015

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None of the Above Blast Off

Tim organizes a race to find out which household ingredient creates the fastest surface.
  • 2014
  • 00:22:03
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 12/21/2015

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None of the Above Waves of Fire

Tim tests the safety of gases for a blimp and uses flame-boyant equipment to help us see sound.
  • 2014
  • 00:21:59
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 12/21/2015

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None of the Above Chain Reactions

A harmless ping-pong ball packs a mighty punch and dominoes create a powerful chain reaction.
  • 2014
  • 00:22:09
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 12/21/2015

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None of the Above Short Fuse

Tim takes fast food to extremes when he fires foodstuffs from a cannon.
  • 2014
  • 00:21:57
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 12/21/2015

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