The Knock Your Socks Off Thermodynamics Chemistry Demonstration Kit contains a simple, safe and exciting “carbide cannon” meant to blow your students away. Prepare the apparatus, ignite and watch the projectile shoot across the room.
Simple, safe and exciting “carbide cannon” will blow your students away! Fill the base of the apparatus with a few grains of calcium carbide and add water to produce flammable acetylene gas. Wait a minute, and then ignite. The projectile, a soft sock, will be propelled across the room to the amazement of your students! Carbide cannon is constructed of durable PVC and can be reused for many years to come. Kit includes comprehensive safety instructions, procedure and demonstration notes. Calcium carbide and a safety lighter are required and available separately.
Correlation to Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)
Science & Engineering Practices
Analyzing and interpreting data
Disciplinary Core Ideas
MS-PS1.B: Chemical Reactions HS-PS1.B: Chemical Reactions