Sometimes you just need to simply spice things up. You need a science experiment that has pizazz. This is a great simple experiment that gets oohs and awes. You simply take a very small piece of magnesium sheeting. Think 2 cm x 2cm and hold it with wooden tongs over a bun-son burner. It will produce a blinding white light. So blinding that you need to make sure you and the kids wear protective eye ware. Do not look directly into the flame.