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Classic Sesame Street: Changing shapes

A Sesame Street classic: Circle to square to triangle to rectangle… but don’t stop there! Watch more videos about shapes and, of course, more Sesame Street.

Charles and Ray Eames’ Powers of Ten (1977)

Powers of Ten, written and directed by Charles and Ray Eames, was first released in 1968 and later re-released in 1977. From Powersof10.com: Powers of Ten takes us on an adventure in magnitudes. Starting at a picn...

How Round Is Your Circle? Physical models of abstract math

A series of visual examples from the book How Round Is Your Circle: “John Bryant and Chris Sangwin illustrate how physical models are created from abstract mathematical ones.” We ...

Parabolas (etc.) by Radiolab + Everynone

Parabolas (etc.) from Radiolab, which has the co-curator running around looking for parabolas everywhere we go. “A video inspired by the mathematician, Steve Strogatz. At the age of t...

How to make a paper Möbius strip

One of the most famous surfaces in mathematics, the Möbius strip can be constructed by cutting a long strip of paper, putting a half twist in it, and gluing the ends of the strip togethe...

What are years? – Minute Physics

What is a year? It’s a question I get asked a fair amount around here… What’s a year? How many days until Saturday? How many minutes in an hour? How long until I can play gam...

A clip from Between the Folds, a film about Origami

Origami may seem an unlikely medium for understanding and explaining the world. But around the globe, several fine artists and theoretical scientists are abandoning more conventional career...

How Far is a Second? – Minute Physics

The moon is 1.3 light seconds away. The sun is 8 light minutes away. The store is 10 bike minutes from the house. And Sydney is 7 humpback whale months from LA. Wow! How Far is a Second? by M...

How do we measure the universe? – Royal Observatory, Greenwich

From the Royal Observatory, Greenwich, Measuring the Universe! So how exactly do we measure things that are incredibly far away? Positioning over time, light, and math, math, math! This video contains a lot of informa...

Alma Flamenca – The Art of Making: Making a Flamenco Guitar

Making a Flamenco Guitar. We love videos about music and making instruments The Art of Making series condensed 299 hours of blood, sweat, and tears into a three-minute film, highlighting the craftsmanship b...

One is one…or is it? – TED Ed

One is one…or is it? What is 1? Is it a piece of your apple? Is it a whole apple? Is it one bag of apples? Or is it even one tree of apples? Another short from TED-Ed, a lesson by Chri...

Mathematically Correct Breakfast: Möbius strip bagel

When you have a few extra minutes to spend with your bagel in the morning, try out this trick for your kids, or get a kid-friendly knife and let them cut the bagel into two linking pieces on t...

Impossible motion illusions by Kokichi Sugihara

Kokichi Sugihara at Meiji University in Kawasaki, Japan, has been using computer software to bring impossible drawings to life. The video above shows some of the objects he has made moving in ways that appear to d...

Doodle Music by Vi Hart

From the ever-inspiring mathematician (and mathemusician) Vi Hart:  A visual and musical expression of mathematical symmetry groups. The transformations done to the video are equivalent to the transformations do...

A recap of Curiosity’s phenomenal landing on Mars

SCIENCE! Watching Mars Curiosity land last night was *extremely* exciting, but it was just as exciting to share it with the kid this morning. We watched two videos: the one above focuses on ...

Curiosity has landed on Mars – NASA TV

Curiosity Has Landed, the 2m24s definitive edit from NASA Television:  Get a behind the scenes look a the tension, anticipation and exhilaration experienced by scientists and engineers at NA...

Binary Marble Adding Machine

A Binary Marble Adding Machine by Matthias Wandel of Woodgears.ca. “When the rocker is set to the left, that represents a zero. When it’s rocked to the right, it’s set to on...

Vi Hart’s Hexaflexagon

Grab some strips of paper and join math video storyteller and “mathemusician” Vi Hart as she introduces the Hexaflexagon: This video is based on, and in honor of, Martin Gardner’s first Math...

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