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Pen Drumming

Two University of Washington students perform a pen drumming routine.  There are more percussion videos in the archives, including Diego Stocco’s Music From Nature. via Laughing Squid.

Adafruit: How to make LED sneakers

How to make LED sneakers by Adafruit's Becky Stern. There are more DIY videos in the archives.

GE’s Six Second Science Fair, a compilation

DIY experiments and videos are two of our favorite things, so we were thrilled to hear about GE’s Six Second Science Fair. The week-long celebration resulted in over 600 submitted proje...

Hummingbird: Diego Stocco, Sound Magician

From the Sound Magician series by Diego Stocco (who we’ve seen here before), enjoy Hummingbird. The takeaway discussion with the kids included: it’s not easy to record a hummingbi...

How to build a solar oven

From a yard in Kampala, Uganda, Moses explains how to build a solar oven using a tire, some glass, newspaper, silver foil, tape, a black pot, and a few hours. If you’re cooking outside or don’t have an oven, solar ...

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 ...