Video:How to Make Glowing Jellowith Ben Roy
Did you know that you can make the classic dessert, Jell-o, glow in the dark? Watch this simple science experiment from About.com and learn how to make your own Jell-o glow!See Transcript
Transcript:How to Make Glowing Jello
Well, hello. My name is Ben Roy, from gosciencezone.com for About.com. You like jell-o? Well, everybody likes jell-o. Well, today we're going to show you how to make glowing jell-o.
Materials to Make Glowing Jello:
To make this, you will need:
- One package of Jell-o or gelatin
- One cup of water
- One cup of tonic water
- a Black Light
How to Make Glowing Jello
Boil one cup of water. Pour your jell-o or gelatin into a bowl. Pour the cup of boiling water into the bowl and stir until the powder has dissolved. Add in another cup of tonic water, and stir. Refrigerate the jell-o for four hours, or until it has set. Next, place it under your black light. The jell-o will glow bright blue.
Tonic water contains a chemical called quinine, and blue is the fluorescence of quinine. So no matter what color, and, or flavor you use, it will always be the same blue color.
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