Back from Ellen – Covered in Cornstarch!

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We just returned from taping the Ellen Show and we had a blast. As always, Ellen and her staff treated our entire team (four of us traveled to Burbank, CA in order to pull off the cornstarch demo) wonderfully. There are lots of pictures to share in the next few days and some fun things that happened as prepared for the Cornstarch Water Walk demo. There's also lots of chatter on the Ellen blog about people wanting to do the science demos they saw on television. We posted the links you need on our Ellen's Wild About Science page.

The web producers at the Ellen Show posted the video segments late this evening and the links are below…

Blinded Her With Science – A quick look at the classic iodine clock reaction and the exploding bubbles. As you might imagine, Ellen was wearing very good ear plugs and safety glasses.

Rehearsal Tape – People ask what rehearsal looks like. Here's producer Slade Abisror experiencing the exploding bubbles for the first time. If you can read lips, you know what his exact words were when the bubbles exploded.

Cornstarch Water Walk – One of the producers said, "Don't try this at home… unless you want to purchase 2,400 boxes of cornstarch and a giant tub." This sounds like a challenge!

8 replies
  1. Maureen Dunwoodie
    Maureen Dunwoodie says:

    When you were on Ellen, you did the cornstarch experiment in a bucket. How much cornstarch. and water did you use? I tried it but i dont think i did it right.

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  2. Amy Broekhuis
    Amy Broekhuis says:

    Awesome experiment! I was so thrilled to see you on Ellen- two of my favorite folks together in one place and all for the fun on science!
    I’m doing a Weird Science camp for cub scouts this summer and gosh- wouldn’t you be the coolest guest! So, whatcha doin in August!? 🙂
    BTW- that ratio of 10 pts corn starch to 1 pt water- still applicable on a (much) smaller scale?

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  3. Jenna
    Jenna says:

    hey how did u do the whole water turing black thing? my cousins birthday is comming up and i want to impress him with that trick. how did u do it??

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