Steve Spangler Science: Microwave Light Bulb

Make a metal filament glow from microwaves, not electricity

We love to see what microwaves do to common household items. We’ve shrunk potato chip bags and turned Ivory Soap into a fluffy soap souffle. What more could we want to do? We heard that it’s possible to actually make a light bulb light-up if you do it right. And sure enough, we figured it out.

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Electricity, Radiation
4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade

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