Flash Science: Chips in the Microwave

The electric fields inside of a microwave cause sparks, heat, and even shrinks a bag of chips!

Note: In the video, Kenn refers to mylar on the inside… It’s really the layer of aluminum that does the work.

Parts Needed

1 Microwave oven
1 Small bag of chips (must have metallized plastic bag)

Flash Science videos show flashy science experiments that can be done with everyday objects. All of these experiments are designed to be done by adults, or with careful adult supervision. If you try any these experiments, you do so at your own risk.