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Science Show Offs - Join the Fun!

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Want to learn how to put a skewer through a balloon without it popping? Create a bubble that is a square? Want to send a rocket whizzing through the air? All this and more is right here!

Here are some of Otago Museum’s favourite science experiments from Science Show Offs for you to do at home and impress your friends. Funded by MBIE’s Unlocking Curious Minds, this programme shows young people that science is cool, and science is everywhere.


Coat Hanger Bells

Effervescent Tablet Rocket

Candle Fire Extinguisher

Flying Tea Bag

Jumping Flame

Mesh Seal

Paper Clips on Water

Pencils Through a Bag of Water

Ping-Pong Levitation

Rice Friction

Skewer Through a Balloon

Square Bubble

Wind in a Bottle



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