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The Science of Art: The Art of Rockets

The Science of Art: The Art of Rockets

Learn how to make rocket art in this week’s The Science of It



May is mess month at the Orlando Science Center and today we’re going to show you an experiment that involves blowing up paint. Kids will love this one for its science. Here is the first warning meteorologist Alex Ellis E showing you Alka rockets. Hello everyone and welcome to the Orlando Science Center for the Science of It. I have Spencer here today and we have paint, we have mess. What’s going on? It’s an awesome experiment we can do here at the science center, so May is a messy bun. And we like to use clutter as a *** way to explore science, don’t we? Because to mess things up, you have to be creative. You have *** problem solving. These are the same kind of foundational skills we need in science, but you can also explore some interesting physics and chemistry and stuff like that. So it’s fun. And of course, it’s fun. Of course, science is fun too. So everything is connected together. But that here, we do that at the Science Center, especially in May, but it’s also something we can do at home. So we want to demonstrate that as well. His name is Al Kerak. It’s really cool. We actually did *** a few years ago here on science, but we’re focusing more on rockets at this point today, we’re going to be focusing on messiness, creativity, and painting. Let’s go. Alright, so to make an Alka rocket, we’re going to paint this canvas here. You can see we trained here next door. But we will try to paint our canvas with it. We’re going to splatter paint using the pressure built up inside the Alka rocket. Use a little physics. Okay, so to do that we need security, that’s actually the first thing we need. You want to make sure you are really safe. We don’t want to break our eyes. So if you can try this at home, you’ll also want to wear glasses. There are impact goggles. Um And the second thing you will need is the paint you want to choose your paint color. So what paint do you want? I will use green green. Perfect. I love purples. Work at the science center. So, I’m *** a big fan of purple. Um And basically we’re going to combine our water based paint with an alka seltzer tablet and an effervescent tablet. This will increase the pressure inside our canister and create our explosion. Now that’s a fucking film cartridge. Most people will have more in the house. It’s throwback to the 80s and 90s. But any loose cartridge could actually work. So any small canister that has a loose cap. You don’t want to screw it down because that would break too much pressure. Alright, so the first thing we want to do is put some paint inside the canister, just a little to coat the bottom there. Perfect. OK. And we want to use about half ALCA*** tablets or any other brand. Any effervescent tablet will get you it in any store, right? Exactly. Any random grocery store or supermarket. We’re gonna put that in, put the cap on, shake it, flip it. And we’ll see what happens. OK, are you ready? Ready? Here we go, insert it, shake it, put it down now, let’s *** for a few seconds. 5, 10, maybe seconds. Eventually it will appear right now. The effervescent tablet is put out, the gassing creates *** a bunch of *** pressure inside that tablet and eventually the pressure will be too much and it will burst like that. I know, and you can also see the art we leave behind. What’s really cool about this experiment is that it kind of explores this concept of chaos *** because all the initial conditions are different, the amount of paint you put in there, the size of your tablet , how much you shake it. And so it’s always going to be *** a little bit different. So you can explore different paint splatters, different techniques and things like that. So not only different colors, but different amounts of payment of different amounts of tablet will produce different results. Exactly. And so that you can see the art that we have left here, you can do it as many times as you want. You want to cover an entire canvas and many different paint splatters. You can only do one. I mean yours looks awesome right there. Look at this. I would put this on my wall, it’s true, it’s a great piece of art. Right? So it is canvas, but we could use cardstock, our regular paper as well, depending on what materials you want to use. Right Spencer. If anyone wanted more information on activities like this they can do at home, where would they go? Oh sure, Orlando Science on our website at o SC dot org. We have a blog at home that has similar activities like this. We have another one that makes *** lava lamps out of effervescent tablets, which is really, really cool. And if they want to experience more mess the month, coming straight to the Orlando Science Center, yes, absolutely brilliant. Well, thank you so much for joining us here on the science of it.

The Science of Art: The Art of Rockets

Learn how to make rocket art in this week’s The Science of It

Learn how to make rocket art in this week’s The Science of It.

Learn how to make rocket art in this week’s The Science of It.