Kitchen Science Experiments

Making Pyrex Invisible

Sun, 9th Oct 2005

Part of the show Stem Cells, Brain Repair and Tricks of the Light

What you Need

Pyrex bowls

A couple of glass bowls - the smaller one should be ovenproof - the Pyrex™ brand definitely works others may not)

Vegetable Oil


Vegetable oil - enough to fill the larger container a few cm deep

What to do

Poar the vegetable oil into the large container

Put the small pyrex bowl into the oil

Look for the bowl under  the oil.

What may happen

The part of the pyrex bowl that is completely under the oil seems to disappear, you can't see it any more!