Fun with Science
FWS1 - Our first "Fun With Science" show introduces you to the world of electricity. Learn about the electron and the role this particle plays in electricity. Watch experiments demonstrating high voltage phenomena, how power is generated and the role of magnetism in electricity. Learn how man was first introduced to electricity and how the power of electricity was harnessed over time. Hosted by Bill Vales with guest Tom Vales (aka Dr. Electricity).
FWS2 - This show introduces AC and DC current. Learn about the "war of the currents" and the role Nikola Tesla and Thomas Edison played in the development of electricity. See some hair-raising experiments with the Tesla Coil and vacuum tubes filled with various Noble gases. We also take a look at some "quack" medical devices. Hosted by Bill Vales with guest Tom Vales (aka Dr. Electricity).
FWS3 - Bill Vales explores with Doctor Electricity some devices built to harness the relatively new phenomenon of electricity. These historic devices and some new devices built by Dr. Electricity are still used today as valuable teaching tools. See how experiments with electric cigar lighters, 100-year-old flywheel toys, dual armature motors, Mendocino (solar power) motors demonstrate important concepts of electricity.
FWS4 - Learn about Lenz Law, capacitors and watch these concepts demonstrated. See demonstrations of various devices built by Dr. Electricity including: spinning Geissler tubes; miniature Tesla Coil and a ring launcher to demonstrate various concepts of electricity including whimsical displays; St Elmo's fire and more. Hosted by Bill Vales with guest Tom Vales (aka Dr. Electricity).
FWS5 - Explore concepts about radioactivity. Review the structure of the atom including the protons, neutrons, electrons and attributes of the atom including; atomic number, atomic weight and isotopes. Learn about the various radioactive particles (alpha, beta, gamma rays) with experiments using various materials. Hosted by Bill Vales with guest Tom Vales (aka Dr. Electricity).
FWS6 - Radioactivity 2: How the Geiger counter and scintillator are used to measure radiation. Discussion on what "half-life" is and how that relates to radiation intensity. Discussion of some of the contributions of Marie Curie when the idea of radioactivity was first discovered. Watch several experiments with objects that incorporate radium. Hosted by Bill Vales with guest Tom Vales (aka Dr. Electricity).