Audio Microwave explosions

TLF ID M016216

This ABC article and podcast by Dr Karl describes how superheated water can be produced by heating in a microwave and the dangers. This program could be a useful resource when studying the particle theory of matter.

Educational details

Educational value
  • This resource addresses the Australian Curriculum literacy capability and Science Understanding from chemical science for year 8 science students.
Year level

7; 8

Learning area
  • Science

Other details

  • Contributor
  • Name: ABC - Dr Karl's Great Moments in Science
  • Organization: ABC - Dr Karl's Great Moments in Science
  • Description: author
  • Name: State of NSW, Department of Education
  • Organization: State of NSW, Department of Education
  • Description: Data contributor
  • Name: Education Services Australia
  • Organization: Education Services Australia
  • Description: Data manager
  • Address: VIC, AUSTRALIA
  • URL:
  • Publisher
  • Name: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
  • Organization: Australian Broadcasting Corporation
  • Description: Publisher
  • Resource metadata contributed by
  • Name: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Organisation: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Address: AUSTRALIA
  • URL:
Access profile
  • Generic
Learning Resource Type
  • Audio
  • © 2013 Australian Broadcasting Corporation.