Top 10 Flash Bang Demos

This resource has been produced to encourage the inclusion of fun, safe and relevant demonstrations to the Key Stage 4 curriculum.

Listed below are links to the instruction sheets and accompanying videos. Please read the instruction sheets before carrying out any demonstration as they contain important health and safety information.

Alternatively, if you would prefer to download the complete set of Top Ten Flash Bang Demos including contents page and cover sheet please click here.

 

No 1. Whoosh Bottle

See the flames dance and listen for the
'whoosh' in this impressive demonstration 

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No 2. Flaming Hands

Set light to bubbles of methane on your
hands to delight and amaze your students

Instruction sheet
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No 3. Flying Cake Cases

The Van de Graaff can be used for lots of
demos - here's one you may not have seen!

Instruction sheet
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No 4. Screaming Jelly Babies

Horrify your students by sacrificing a jelly
baby in the name of science!

Instruction sheet
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No 5. Frothy Foam

An adaptation of 'elephant's toothpaste',
which produces masses of coloured foam.

Instruction sheet
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No 6. Coke Fountain

Watch the coke blast out of its bottle in
this fun but messy demonstration.

Instruction sheet
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No 7. Vacuum Bazooka

Launch film canisters 10 meters or more
using this powerful device.

Instruction sheet
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No 8. Lilac Fire

A redox reaction with a flame delay that will
surprise your students.

Instruction sheet
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No 9. Singing Rods

Prepare to cover your ears for the piercing
sound of the singing rods.

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No 10. Powder Flames

Demonstrate the release of energy from food
in a dramatic way

Instruction sheet
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