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TED Ed: The ABCs of Gas

Using chalk drawings and familiar, hands-on examples, Brian Bennett and TED Ed explain gas properties in The ABCs of Gas – Avogadro’s Law, Boyle’s Law, and Charles’s Law, via explore-blog. T...

How pizza is made

Flour, water, salt, oil and yeast + lots of dough tossing practice, some sauce, toppings, a wood burning oven… Did we mention the dough tossing practice?  Related viewing: tossing pizza dough instructions:

Learn how to play the blues on the harmonica

Sometimes you don’t have to say anything to explain a lot. Go grab a harmonica and learn how to play the blues with Rebecca J. Wenger. There’s more blues music in the archives. ...

Pacific Light

Pacific Light, a mix of water, ink, oil, and soap, filmed and edited by Russian designer Ruslan Khasanov, who works on side projects that experiment with physics and design.

TED Ed: How to Read Music

From Tim Hansen and TED Ed, the basics of how to read music.

Sick Science! CO2 Sandwich

Have any vinegar and baking soda around the house? How about some plastic bags? Cups and spoons to measure? If so, this Sick Science! CO2 Sandwich, with chemical reactions and a few variables t...

The Bubbleologist

From a sphere, to a tetrahedron, to a cube, to a dodecahedron, bubbles can build a variety of shapes as they join together. The geometry changes as the bubbles share walls to save their soapy material, creating new sh...

Circuit Playground: B is for Battery

We love this made-for-kids series of videos, Circuit Playground, by MIT engineer and Adafruit Founder Limor Fried (in the pink hair) and her robot friend ADABOT. For this excellent DIY project — and to find out...

Andy Knowlton’s Drunken Poets

Andy Knowlton finds reusable materials on the streets of Seoul, Korea, makes little dolls with the pieces, and then puts the dolls back out on the streets with a poem that he’s writte...

Newton’s Beads

It turns out that a long chain of metal beads behaves in an unexpected way — it seems to levitate and loop up — as it starts to fall out of the cup that it starts in. It’s a p...

The amazing thing about domino chain reactions

A domino can knock over the next domino at about 1.5x larger (perhaps 2x larger) and this instant video classic from 2009 is a great example of this chain reaction. Watch University of Toronto’s Professor Steph...

LEGOScope: a DIY microscope made out of LEGO

Via ucresearch, Build Your Own Lego Microscope, and read below to find out why building a piece of DIY science equipment can be so beneficial to learning.  LegoScope is a DIY microscope ma...

Asparagus-Stuffed Semolina Gnocchi Casserole

In this first episode of Kitchen Vignettes from PBS Food, asparagus is picked fresh from the garden and then dances on a cutting board before becoming a delicious Asparagus-Stuffed Semolina ...

Illustrated Aliens: Planet Four

This planet of robots have found harmony and great appreciation for the beauty and magnificence of their existence. This is Planet Four from Andy Martin’s Illustrated Aliens project. You can find the videos all ...

Crocheting with English Angora Rabbit Wool

From YouTube user Josh Greene, how English Angora Wool — silky and soft wool from English Angora rabbits — can be dyed (with red Kool-Aid drink mix), spun, and crocheted at home. ...

Andy Martin’s Illustrated Aliens: Planet One

Animation Director Andy Martin has been creating an alien a day at his Tumblr, Illustrated Aliens, and then uses those illustrations to help compose a monthly animated short about what their ...

Make an underwater vortex ring generator

Watch YouTube user Xraise Cornell create a homemade horizontal vortex ring generator. When a small burst of air is released into a toroidal or poloidal vortex — essentially a spinning donut of water — it s...

A Basic Demonstration of Optical Cloaking

Above, A Basic Demonstration of Optical Cloaking. Cloaking is a term for hiding an object from view at specific frequencies, but evidently one can cloak things DIY-style with four mirrors a...