Daily Archives: January 14, 2017

This carved Halloween dragon pumpkin breathes real smoke and fire. Photo Credit: Anne Helmenstine
Carve a dragon jack o’ lantern for Halloween and make your pumpkin breathe real smoke and colored fire. The fire breathing dragon is easy to do and quite spectacular. Dragon Pumpkin Materials real pumpkin (fake might catch fire!) dragon pattern knife red sparklers or emergency flare Carve the Dragon Cut around […]

Fire Breathing Dragon – Halloween Pumpkin

Sulfur (element 16) often surrounds fumaroles. (Brisk g)
Sulfur is the element that is atomic number 16 on the periodic table. At room temperature, this nonmetal is a bright yellow solid. Here’s a collection of interesting atomic number 16 facts: Atomic Number 16 Element Facts One of the most interesting facts about sulfur is that it changes colors […]

Atomic Number 16 Element Facts

The color of gold depends on its thickness and the presence of impurities in the metal. Purple gold is unusual, but not impossible to make.
Colored gold alloys are seen in jewelry and gold is often added to glass to give it color (e.g., ruby glass), but this project is a little different. You’ll be performing any of a number of chemical reactions to make a gold chloride solution turn purple. Make Purple Gold Mix […]

How to Make Purple Gold

This festive punch has a glowing hand and gives off lots of fog. It tastes great, too!. Anne Helmenstine
Glowing Hand of Doom punch is a great punch for Halloween parties or mad scientist parties. Here’s how to make a glowing hand rise from the punch, which is bubbling and producing fog. Glowing Hand of Doom Punch Ingredients disposable glove, not powdered tonic water dry ice punch (cran-grape cocktail […]

Glowing Hand of Doom Halloween Punch Recipe