5 Science Tricks w/ Explanation

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Last week I posed a video with 5 awesome physics party tricks. This week, Jabril from SEFD came on to help explain the experiments as we test them out for the first time and work through some of the amusing kinks in the process.

SEFD Science https://m.youtube.com/channel/UCQALLeQPoZdZC4JNUboVEUg
My favorite video: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=6cbf5vUKYFg

Shorter version of experiments: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=MGjQf1MDl_4



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Any tricks with matches should be done with parental supervision.

Experiments and materials:

– two forks
– match
– glass

– plate
– glass
– water
– match
– sticky tack

– carbonated water
– tap water
– peanuts
– glass

– wine glass
– wet paper towel
– sticky tack
– match
– olive oil
– plate

– balloon
– wooden stake

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Creator: Dianna Cowern
Editor: Jabril Ashe
Animator: Kyle Norby
Research: Dan Walsh


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    It's why they gave it to me in the first place, and why I first walked/stood at 3

  2. Great video as always, I love the fact that my 11-year-old daughter has a female role model that shows such enthusiasm for science. As for your rising peanut demonstration; have you ever tried using raisins?  Give it a try some time and see what you think.

  3. How about, filling a glass with water to the rim and putting a beer coaster on top and then turning the glass upside down.  Because the pressure inside the glass is the same as the pressure outside the glass the coaster doesn't fall.

  4. The balloon kebab,the raising waters and fork balancing aren't new to me.we did them in high school tho! anyways thanks for the rest and wish u happy physics day♥♡♥♡

  5. For the balancing forks, I have wet the edge of the glass, then lit the match head. The match will burn except for where it contacts the wet glass leaving just a tiny nub of the match touching the edge of the glass. Takes a little practice.

  6. Wow, I thought the water raising up into the glass was caused because the lighted match used up all the oxygen in the glass and the air pressure outside forced the water in to replace it and balance the pressure.
    I had no Idea it was down to the heat instead.

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