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Make Plasma with Grapes in the Microwave!

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Capture plasma in a plastic cup! Two scientists demonstrate how to create plasma by microwaving a grape. They capture a ball of plasma during their final demonstration. The video highlights strategies and procedures to make the investigation more successful.

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CCSS: Adaptable
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Instructional Ideas
  • Follow the video with a class lab investigation to create plasma
  • Use the lesson as an introduction to the plasma state of matter
Classroom Considerations
  • YouTube comments may not be appropriate for the classroom
  • This video is hosted on YouTube
  • Shows the excitement of the scientists conducting the experiment
  • Incorporates humor to add interest
  • None
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