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How to make a rocket

...get a quick peek at the mix of chemistry and physics that goes into making a perfectly performing rocket. Follow this demonstration with a more detailed video: The Chemistry of...

What happens to balloon animals in liquid nitrogen?

How can you fit a bunch of balloon animals into a small container? Add some liquid nitrogen into the mix, as demonstrated in this video by Real Physics Live,...

A colorful Chladni pattern demonstration

Watch as Chladni patterns form on a metal plate, a teaching demonstration “spiced up” with colored sand by associate professor of physics at UNC Charlotte skullsinthestars. The video is...

Observing the angle of repose with DIY physics devices

...all exhibit this property. Science teacher Bruce Yeany demonstrates the angle of repose with his DIY physics devices full of sand. See how he made them in the 2016...

How to collect black sand with a magnet

If you’re ever at a beach with some black sand in the mix, run a magnet through the sand to see if the black sand sticks. Exploratorium educator...

The Coupled Pendulum, a physics demonstration

See the simple laws of physics at work: Two pendulums swing on a string, transferring energy from one to the other and back again. This demonstration by MarkHacks, made...

Math in Motion: Playing with a desktop Galton Board

This delightful little device brings to life the statistical concept of normal distribution. As you rotate the Galton Board on its axis, you set into motion a flow...

Wingtip vortices made visible with ribbons of white smoke

...lift”—a visible phenomenon. From SandersSmoke.com: In 1972, Frank Sanders developed a smoke generating system for his personal Hawker Sea Fury to use during Airshow demonstrations. In 1973, he was...

The Engineering of the Drinking Bird

How is a drinking bird like a heat engine? In this video from Engineer Guy Bill Hammack, we can see how this famous drinking/dipping bird toy “exploits a...

The surprising interactions between copper and neodymium magnets

Experiments with super strong neodymium magnets and copper! These surprising demonstrations of magnetic damping go beyond the magnet through a copper tube demo that we’ve previously seen. Watch as...

Liquid Sand Hot Tub: Making a giant fluidized bed of sand

When air is pumped through sand in just the right way, the sand begins to behave a lot like a fluid. As air escapes between the sand particles,...

Atlas robot jumps and backflips

The last time we saw Boston Dynamics’ Atlas robot, it was lifting boxes and being shoved around, a demonstration of its increasingly strong balancing technologies. In the video above,...

Homemade marble track demonstrations by science teacher Bruce Yeany

Science teacher Bruce Yeany uses this collection of physics marble tracks to introduce and reinforce his students’ ideas about perpetual and kinetic energy, motion, acceleration, inertia, and more. The...

Levitating pumpkins! Halloween superconductor science

...effect. Watch more about the phenomenon: Levitating Superconductor on a Möbius strip and Quantum Levitation: A mind-blowing demonstration and explanation. Bonus: More liquid nitrogen and more levitation vids....

Ridiculous Tricks You Can Do With a Slinky

...demonstration seems to have set off some of the viral excitement: The two demonstrations below, the first filmed by TheLifeOfJord in a street market in China and the...

Demonstrations of the Coanda Effect

...well as more esoteric phenomena, such has levitating a ball in a stream of air. From the Harvard Natural Sciences Lecture Demonstrations channel on YouTube, Wolfgang Rueckner demonstrates the Coanda...

Sandwich Bag Fire Starter

The intensity of sunlight on Earth is about 1300 Watts per square meter. When you focus the sun’s rays using a magnifying glass (or in this case sphere...

Make Lissajous patterns with DIY sand pendulums or light

...another home made science demo that you can make and try at home: Sand pendulums – Lissajous patterns, named for French physicist Jules Antoine Lissajous. Update: Yeany also shares how...

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