The science of sound and rockets helps Kate Humble and the team devise ways of going out with a bang in the last set of challenges on their Caribbean island. Tasked with creating a concert and spectacle to light up the Caribbean night sky, the scientists find they are struggling to find harmony, while their fireworks are more heat than light. Can they turn it around?
The other programs in the series are:
101. All Mapped Out - The Rough Scientists make a map, paper and ink, and a sound-recording device.
102. Bugs and Barometers - The Rough Scientists make anti-bacterial cream, a microscope, and a weather station.
103. Time and Transmitter - The Rough Scientists build a transmitter, make a portable clock, and a botanical kite.
104. Feel the Heat - The Rough Scientists make ice, a thermometer and sunblock.
105.Sun and Sea - The Rough Scientists build an underwater light and generate electricity to top up a battery.
107. Mediterranean Mystery - The Rough Scientists work out their latitude and longitude, make insect repellent, and a radio from an old saucepan.
108. Simmering Shutterbugs - The Rough Scientists devise a camera, make a compass, and dye a flag.
109. Power Supplies - The Rough Scientists produce electricity and create a small pharmacy.
110. Sustenance and SayonaraThe Rough Scientists make soap and toothpaste, and put food on the table.
Grade Level: 5-12, College, Adult
US Release Date: 2002
Copyright Date: 2002
VHS ISBN: 1-56029-966-5
"This entertaining series...succeeds in making science fun and accessible."
"Thanks to a genuine sense of purpose and a refreshing lack of condescension, ['Rough Science'] works beautifully."
The Scotsman, Edinburgh
"An intelligent variation of the 'Castaway' theme."
The (London) Times
"The episodes are remarkable; they realistically show the false starts and problems scientists encounter...Because so many students watch 'reality television' in their spare time, ROUGH SCIENCE will be a high-interest supplement to the curriculum. It would be a great review or extension resource, and it would also be a perfect lead-in to design projects where groups of students are assigned similar tasks. The series demonstrates the application of basic principles in biology, chemistry, Earth science, and physics, so teachers will find many applications in middle and secondary programs."
Richard Smith, High School Teacher, NSTA Recommends