• Question: have any of your experiments gone horificly wrong?

    Asked by rocksrock to Donna, Jo, Mark, Stuart, Tim on 24 Jun 2010 in Categories: . This question was also asked by xxtinkerbellxx.
    • Photo: Donna MacCallum

      Donna MacCallum answered on 22 Jun 2010:


      Hi Rocks!
      None of my experiments have gone horrifically wrong – i have gotten confused when working with huge numbers of samples and thrown everything in the bin, starting again on the following day!

    • Photo: Joanna Buckley

      Joanna Buckley answered on 22 Jun 2010:


      Yes, rocksrock.

      I heated up something which was flammable a bit too quickly and caused a fire in the furnace. It was contained because it was inside a ceramic lining but there was masses of smoke and we have to evacuate 🙁

    • Photo: Tim Craggs

      Tim Craggs answered on 24 Jun 2010:


      Hi Rocksrock,

      Not horrifically wrong, but quite wrong! It was actually at a science fair and my group were showing how acid rain worked, but we melted one of the tubes in the experiment with a Bunsen burner. I don’t think the judges were too impressed!

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