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Surfing the Microwaves: Light It Up

Microwave ovens are great for heating food, but they can also be used for fun science experiments! In this O Wow Moment we examine electromagnetic waves and how we can use microwaves to light a light bulb!

Mr. O does NOT recommend you do this experiment at home, mostly due to the chance you could damage your microwave.

Mr. O’s “O Wow Moments” help you to become an scientist at home with hands-on, minds-on experiments and demos! Watch Mr. O every Saturday morning during the 7 a.m. news on Houston's KPRC Local 2 to see a new science demo you can try at home. Share your experiments with us on facebook and Instragram!