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Holly McKay

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Holly McKay asked the Naked Scientists:
   
I'm the "mad scientist" at our elementary school and they've asked me to introduce our 1st grade program since their theme is SCIENCE.  Do you have any recommendations to make a grand entrance/exit (e.g. make some mixture that would make a good "poof' or light up something in some big way, smoke effect)... something without any possible danger to the kids on stage with me.  I would appreciate any creative ideas you can offer!!
 
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« Last Edit: 14/05/2010 13:30:03 by _system »


 

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Are there any safe science tricks for making a big entrance?
« Reply #1 on: 14/05/2010 19:00:24 »
What about a combination of sound effects (safe), e.g. ...

sparks ... http://www.freesound.org/samplesViewSingle.php?id=52597

bubbles ... http://www.freesound.org/samplesViewSingle.php?id=95759

Pop ... http://www.freesound.org/samplesViewSingle.php?id=16064

Bang ... http://www.freesound.org/samplesViewSingle.php?id=64346


Press the play triangle on the top left of the waveform panel to hear the sound...



Strobe lighting is attention-grabbing but there is a chance it could induce seizures ...
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Strobe_light#Strobe_lights_and_epilepsy

Could try (back lit) dry ice for a visual (and sound) effects, (Dry ice can explode if in a sealed container).
« Last Edit: 15/05/2010 00:34:16 by RD »
 

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