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How Stuff Changes

From Teachers TV, and part of the Science Tube series, this video contains five short clips that explore the non-reversible changes that lead to the formation of new materials. The video clips cover:

Fire! Fire! The Hindu festival of Dessehra includes burning and explosions of fireworks that result in irreversible chemical changes.

Changed for ever goes into the lab to observe chemical changes, including time-lapse footage of lit candles and the burning of magnesium.

Magic sand follows the amazing changes in properties which occur between taking sand as a raw material and producing finished glass.

No going back observes two non-reversible changes in a chemistry laboratory, including a baking soda 'volcano.'

What's cooking? Looks at chemical changes in the kitchen through heating, roasting and frying.

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