Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Science by Mail, Package 1

I have just ordered a whole bunch of small chemistry and physics items from eBay and they will be arriving over the next few days. In the spirit of "Thing a Week," I'll take pictures and blog the items as they arrive.

Only one package today, but that's not surprising given the fact that I only ordered these things on Tuesday. Today's thrilling installment:

It's an alcohol lamp! A poor man's bunsen burner.

It ought to be hot enough to heat up iodine in a test tube or ignite a strip of magnesium. We'll double-check that before trying those demos in front of a class, though.

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