Steve Spangler Science: Homemade Hand Boiler

Are you hot enough to make water bubble with just the heat from your touch?

What would you say if we told you that you could make water boil with nothing more than your touch? Impossible, right? There is no way that the human body (≈98.6ºF) could make water boil (≈212ºF). It just can’t happen. Well, you’re right, but the Homemade Hand Boiler is a fun trick that you can play on an unsuspecting friend or family member. You’ll even teach them a little bit about the properties of air, water, and molecules while you’re at it.


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Force (Tension)
K-6
Kindergarten, 1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade

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