Flash Science: Lightly Microwaved

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You can light a bulb in the microwave (for a little while) and the electric fields in the oven will cause it to light!

Parts Needed

1 Microwave oven
8 Short tube fluorescent light tubes


There is always a danger of sparking when putting metal in the microwave! Do not leave the bulbs in the microwave for too long. Be careful if you try this one.

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.