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TED Ed: The chemistry of cookies

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...

Beethoven’s Ninth on a Toolbox Glockenspiel

Beethoven’s Ninth on a Toolbox Glockenspiel built by Tom Kaufmann. In the archives: more instrument videos.

How to make pickles

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...

Easy Experiment: Leaf Color Chromatography

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, an...

Melting backwards: Frozen

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 i...

Turn your smartphone into a digital microscope for around $10

Turn your smartphone into a digital microscope for around $10:  This DIY conversion stand is more than capable of functioning in an actual laboratory setting. With magnification levels as hig...

Amazing Moving Cube

How to make an Amazing Moving Cube, a 2010 tutorial by Brusspup, who we’ve seen here before. And if you can’t find wooden cubes, paper cubes will most likely work, too. 

Walking Paper

It might not always be completely clear as to what’s going on in this 2012 vid, but the final result is awesome, so stick with it and maybe watch more than once. It’s titled Walking Paper.  There’s ...

Make a homemade metal and pvc pipe xylophone

Captioned as a “2nd Grade project to make a homemade instrument,” Homemade Xylophone - Kids has been online since October, 2006, and is a great metal and pvc pipe how to for kids, with a bit of parental ...

What’s that, Buzz? Sounds of the Hardware Store

Buzz Moran of What’s that, Buzz takes us on a field trip to find out what interesting sounds you might find in a hardware store, and how those sounds are turned into sound effects for ...

Scott Weaver’s Rolling through the Bay: 35 years + 100k toothpicks

Scott Weaver’s Rolling through the Bay, an homage to the city of San Francisco, is made of over 100,000 toothpicks and Elmer’s glue, and was built over 35 years time. This structure was temporarily feature...

Re:Rosas, the trailer

In June 2013, Belgian choreographer Anne Teresa de Keersmaeker invited children and adults from all over the world to perform a section of her dance work from Rosas Danst Rosas. The above vid...

5 Fun Science Experiments for Kids (w/ Grover!)

Science experiments + a cute and furry blue monster that we know and love = YES. Hosts Annie Colbert and Matt Silverman have clearly helped discover the formula for making an instant video fa...

Giant bubble explosions

From Shanks FX and PBS Digital Studios, watch these Giant Bubble Explosions, a DIY tutorial that features 60fps slow motion bubble goodness at night. In the archives: more bubble videos, including a bubble bot, bubbl...

How to create chocolate out of nothing

Geometry has never looked so sweet… or perplexing: Mariano Tomatis shows us how to create chocolate out of nothing. Related reading: Curse of the crystal skulls and other vanishing area puzzles and the missing ...

How to draw a Penrose Rectangle & other impossible objects

The Penrose Rectangle is what’s known as an impossible object, an optical illusion that is drawn to look like a three-dimensional thing that could never actually exist. If it’s hard to see at first, cover ...

NPR: Why Can’t We Walk Straight?

Here’s a fascinating science experiment that we’ll be trying this weekend:  Put a blindfold on someone, take them to a park or a beach or a meadow and ask them to walk for as long as they can in a strai...

Jason vs The Ultimate LEGO Machine

A useless machine is a box that performs a useless task. They usually turn themselves off, (but are completely useful for learning how to build and program them). Here’s a great example: ...