Get smart curated videos delivered to your inbox every week.      
The Kid Should See This

Which is stronger: Glue or tape?

Watch more with these video collections:

The oldest glue in the world is over 8,000 years old and comes from a cave near the Dead Sea. Today, we have enough types of tape and glue to build and repair almost anything. But what gives glue and tape their stickiness?

…and which is stronger: Glue or tape? Dive into the sticky, gummy, tacky, clingy, gluey, viscoelastic world of adhesives with this TED-Ed lesson by Elizabeth Cox, animated by Vienna Pitts and Sinbad Richardson.

Related audio: Why Is Tape Sticky? from But Why: A Podcast for Curious Kids.

Next, watch The Sticky Feet of Ants & Cockroaches, Tape Paris: Crawl through suspended tunnels of translucent tape and Why is syrup sticky?

🌈 Related videos

Tape Paris: Crawl through suspended tunnels of translucent tape

Rion Nakaya

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

Rion Nakaya

The Sticky Feet of Ants & Cockroaches – Cambridge Ideas

Rion Nakaya

Monster Tubulum

Rion Nakaya

A million things that make your head spin, a rainbow tape time lapse

Rion Nakaya

New Zealand’s Waitomo Glowworm Caves in 4K

Rion Nakaya

Why is syrup sticky?

Rion Nakaya

Slime Cannon Attack – How Velvet Worm slime jets work

Rion Nakaya

How to make a DIY Duct Tape Coin Pouch

Rion Nakaya

Get 7 smart videos delivered every week.

 

Subscribe