Geyser is a working model of a natural geyser. A large bowl of water is supported over a long, thin tube which runs down to a glass chamber filled with water heated by a heating element. As the water in the chamber begins to boil, air and water are shot up the tube into the air. Cool water drains back down the pipe filling the chamber, and the cycle begins again. At the Exploratorium, Geysers of different heights (and, therefore, different cycle times) are placed together.
- Yellowstone: Geysers and How They Work
Interactive explainations of how geysers work
- Boyling Water
Make water boil at room temperature.
- Fog Chamber
Make a cloud in a bottle to learn about how pressure and temperature affects water molecules.
- Gas Model
A simple visual demonstration exhibiting the behavior of gas molecules
Build your own mini version of this exhibit at home.