The baker as mad scientist? Your nose as a sensitive scientific instrument? The physical and chemical transformation of warm and gooey baked goods? Your next batch of cookies will be even more delicious after watching The Chemistry of Cookies, a lesson from Stephanie Warren, Augenblick Studios, and TED Ed.
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Beethoven’s Ninth on a Toolbox Glockenspiel built by Tom Kaufmann.
In the archives: more instrument videos.
Homemade pickles are super easy to make, and are fun to flavor in different ways. In How To Make Pickles, WNYC takes us to Brooklyn Brine where they walk through how their dill pickles happen — all you’ll need are some cucumbers, spices, brine, and a week’s time.
Why to some leaves change color in the fall? This experiment, Leaf Color Chromatography with Bite Sci-zed’s Alex Dainis, is the perfect autumn weekend project to learn about chlorophyll, carotenoids, xanthophylls, and anthocyanins.
Get some rubbing alcohol, white coffee filters, a few clear glasses, scissors, and a wooden spoon. Next, head outside to find leaves that are at different stages of their color change — around 10 per color. For additional info, read more about this experiment at SciAm.
Frozen by Maxim & Katia Mezentsev, with music by Nebulo, could probably continue for another minute. Not only is it fun to watch, but it’s an interesting DIY project: freeze objects in blocks of ice, film them melting, and then play the clips backwards. What will you freeze?