The Secret World of Gases explores the gases all around us, and the family show in Science Centres includes plenty of spectacular demonstrations. Check out some examples below!
If you fancy trying an experiment at home, check out our To Try page, and for inspiration, have a look at some of our favourite videos of gas experiments from around the web.
Think you know your gases? Put your knowledge to the test with our quiz, get all the questions right for a bonus video showing you how to do one of the most popular experiments in The Secret World of Gases family show!
You can catch The Secret World of Gases family show at any of our nine participating Science Centres, but see below for Andrew from Aberdeen Science Centre showing us the Plane oxygen demo and Ben from Winchester Science Centre showing the Blazing wotsits demo!
We know gases are all around us, and we know they play a key role in most things that we do (like breathing!) But they also let us see into a world that’s usually invisible. There are loads of fantastic videos out there showing us a little deeper into the invisible industry. See the Leidenfrost effect in action in the video from Science Friday. See supercooled semiconductors in action in the video from Ithica College, New York. See dry ice in action with Steve Spangler and see renowned educator and demonstrator Tyler DeWitt explain how hydrogen fuel cells work.