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“Throwing” a bowl on the pottery wheel from start to finish. Part 2 here.
Riddings Pottery, located in Derbyshire UK, is where John Rivers makes his own clay from a local coal seam, and then handmakes goblets, bowls, mugs, vases and other pieces that he hopes to have long lives of use. The co-curator was fascinated with this video, as well as the one about John making goblets.
Science Evangelist and Former Associate Professor of Materials Science at Yale University, Dr. Ainissa Ramirez, explains how sandwiches of silicon (in solar cells) can create energy from sunlight.
The sun? Elements? Sandwiches? Yes, please! My almost four year old co-curator really liked this one for all of those reasons. He also loved how the solar-powered cars took off so quickly!
Dr Ainissa Ramirez’s other Material Marvels videos are just as engaging as this one. We liked her demonstration of how the space shuttle’s ceramic tiles absorb heat, too. (For more, you can find her here on Twitter.)
Well-presented science! Kids should definitely see these, and so should everyone else!