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How to build a light bulb – Sick Science!

Yes, you can build your own lightbulb! This is what you’ll need: Eight D-sized batteries, Mason jar or other clear glass, Electrical tape, Pie pan, Scissors, Toilet paper tube, Mechanical pencil refills, Small ...

The Naked Egg Experiment – Sick Science!

The classic Naked Egg experiment… just get a drinking glass, some vinegar, a raw egg, and some time. What exactly will happen? When you submerge an egg in vinegar, the shell dissolves. Vinegar contains acet...

Caine’s Arcade

Nine year old Caine Monroy made a super-detailed cardboard arcade in his dad’s used auto part store. His first customer happened to be filmmaker Nirvan Mullick, who was inspired by Caine’s inventiveness an...

Sick Science! How to make a noisemaker

This is a Sick Science video about how to make a noisemaker. (Sorry, parents!)

How to make a DIY Drawbot

Have some colored felt tip markers, some self-adhesive velcro and a milk frother? If so, then get ready to make a “robot” that can draw. During the Minimondi Festival in Parma, ...

Homemade balloon-powered boat

We love when kids take science and the art of making into their own hands. This kid made his own balloon-powered boat! Related: Inexpensive balloon-powered boat kits found online and DIY Ideas on How to Make Balloon-...

Señor Wences on the Ed Sullivan Show (1966)

Señor Wences (Wenseslio Moreno) on the Ed Sullivan Show in 1966. Wences was known for his speed, skill, and grace as a ventriloquist. His stable of characters included Johnny, a childlike face drawn on Wences̵...

Learn how to play the Star Wars Imperial March on piano

May the 4th be with you! Have a piano? Or just love music and/or Star Wars music? Then please enjoy this simple Imperial March tutorial, and for inspiration, a rendition of Cantina Band music played by a stormtrooper...

Sick Science! Homemade ice cream

Legend has it that the Roman emperor, Nero, is credited as the first person to make ice cream. Nero commanded slaves to bring snow down from the mountains, which was then used to freeze the flavored cream mixture. The...

Music Kettle by Yuri Suzuki: Making music with steam

Musical Kettle: heat, water and steam, making music. From sound artist, designer and electronic musician Yuri Suzuki:  I wanted to contribute to the design of daily domestic noises. alarms, ...

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...

Homemade thermometer – Sick Science!

Make your own homemade thermometer! Here’s what you need: a glass bottle, a straw, food coloring, modeling clay, gloves, a container of hot water and a container of cold water. Now check out the video to put i...

How to Turn Milk Into Stone

From Household Hacker, How to Turn Milk Into Stone: All we need for this simple kitchen science experiment is milk, vinegar and a strainer. You can make all kinds of shapes and designs us...

The 3rd annual World Maker Faire’s Nerdy Derby

The Nerdy Derby is a miniature car building and racing competition that will be held at the 3rd annual World Maker Faire, September 29 and 30 in New York City (video). The competition is ins...

Liquid Density Experiment: How to stack a liquid layer rainbow

Did you know that liquids are stackable? It’s possible because liquids can have different densities: some are thicker/heavier while others are thinner/more light. From YouTuber Brusspup...

K’nex engineering marvel: Clockwork

This engineering marvel is called “Clockwork" and was built by K’nex enthusiast Austron, who has built five K’nex ball machines. This one is his most ambitious endeavor:  It took 8 months to build...

Elephantine: How to make an Apple Galette

The Apple Galette, a beautifully illustrated how-to video by Rachel Ball of Elephantine. The detailed recipe is at Too Much Food.

The NY Sunworks Science Barge & teaching sustainability

Powered by wind turbines, solar panels, and a biodiesel generator, the NY Sunworks Science Barge (now in Yonkers, New York) is a model for energy-efficient, sustainable urban farming. Using a hydroponic system that re...


 
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