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  • Something Funny Happened on the Way to the Moon
    Something Funny Happened on the Way to the Moon
    by Sara Howard
  • NOVA - Origins
    NOVA - Origins
    starring Neil Degrasse Tyson
  • Human Body: Pushing the Limits
    Human Body: Pushing the Limits
    starring Bray Poor

Video Demo: Water Up!

This a favorite demo of mine that I have recently re-shot in HD.  It's a dramatic demonstration of how the rapid condensation of water can create a vacuum.


Video Demo: Phases of Matter Models

The particles (molecules) of a solid, liquid, and gas act differently because they have different energies.  The video shows how to model those differences to students.


Video Demo: Newton's 3rd Law

A simple demonstration of Newton's 3rd law of motion in action.  A rubber band under tension is cut, launching both the sled and the launching mechanism in equal and opposite directions.


Video Demo: Adding Forces

This is a fun and easy demo to teach what happens to objects when forces are acting in the same direction.  A series of balls are dropped together, one on top of another. The forces are added together, creating a larger force that propels the top ball to a much greater height.


Video Demo: Fire Piston

I bought this fire syringe from the Science Outlet.  The video above shows that when the piston is forced down rapidly, the air molecules compress causing a huge increase in temperature.  This causes the piece of cotton in the syringe to ignite.  This is very similar to what happens with the reentry of the space shuttle into the Earth's atmosphere.