Students show how mercury thiocyanide or "rock from mars" burns. First and foremost, make sure you are outdoors and with a considerably large space. Spread a non-flammable material over the space you decide to work on and place a small fragment of the mercury thiocyanide in the center. Keeping a respectable distance from the "rock" touch the "rock" with a lighted match. Watch as a substance oozes out from the rock. Make sure that the process has ended or that no movement can be seen from the ...
A jewelry box is not just a great way to keep your jewels safe, it is also a beautiful addition to your decor. In this video, learn how to make a gorgeous, professional looking jewelry box from walnut, maple and cherry woods. This in depth, seven piece series takes you from selecting your wood, through the finishing touches. These boxes are lovely enough to compete with anything on a store shelf.
Here is a step by step tutorial for making a swimmable mermaid tail. Check out Video #2 for a demonstration of the tail in use!
How to make TCPO or bis(2,4,6-trichlorophenyl) oxalate, used in glow stick reactions. WARNING: This procedure should only be performed by, or under the direct supervision of, an experienced chemist. Please refer to the material safety data sheets of all chemicals for their hazards. Synthesis must be performed in a fumehood.
Usually our 5-Minute Projects involve soldering and LED lights and other such electronic accoutrements, but this week we decided to skip the fancy stuff in favor of an old-school science project: making rheopectic slime from Borax and glue. This is a pretty safe experiment even for kids--just make sure to do it with parental supervision and keep the Borax, slime, and any fingers that have been touching the aforementioned items out of eyes, noses and mouths.
Most people have scrap wood hanging around in their garage collecting dust - so why not make a cool gift out of it? This picture frame box can be made in a couple of days and with a little elbow grease. It is a lovely gift for any occasion, and basically free to make.
This is an exciting video for kids of all ages! Do you know what atmospheric pressure is? You will after watching this video. Know any fancy names for water? You will after viewing this fascinating experiment. Mr. G gives you a list a supplies you will need and then he shows you how to do the experiment. The supplies are easy to obtain. You will need a lighter or matches, so adult supervision is required, but the experiment is easy to do.
Know someone who's full of hot air? Grab them and make a heat motor with this cool home science experiment with Mr. G. When air is heated, it rises. This experiment uses that natural law to create a simple, spiraling heat 'motor'.
A (harmless) explosion a day keeps the police away. Indulge your rambunctious little boy in some scientific fun by helping him build an overhead water rocket launcher, which shoots recycled plastic bottles.
The next time you hit a dance floor, show that crowd what you're made of with an impressive head spin! Head spins are dance moves that should be done under the supervision of an instructor, and a beanie or skull cap should be worn to avoid injury. Discover why wood flooring is the best for head spins with help from these two experts. Bliss & Zetta are professional hip-hop dancers and choreographers. Learn more dance moves from these two by searching WonderHowTo! You're only practice time away...
Remember Brian sticking a 4-inch nail up his nose at Diggnation New York? Want to do it yourself? This time he shows you how it works!
Ever wondered how to make slime? Now you can learn! Make slime just like they use on Nickelodeon for Halloween, pranks, or just to play with! So gather up your ingredients and get cookin'!
John shows us how to do the "Attitude Adjustment" pro wrestling move. Remember not to do this at home, only under the supervision of professionals! What you do, is start off by kicking them in the stomach, then throw their arm over your shoulder. Reach in under their knee to get a good grip, then carry them over your shoulders. You should have one hand on your shoulder and one on your hip. Then, when the other person gives the signal, you can throw them down to the ground. This will look like...
Bill is in fact an expert in this field and refers to his book. He knows potato guns. So many small and not so small boys and girls would like to make a potato canon or bazooka. This is taken from the Backyard Ballistics book. Not only is this a fun activity, but it also teaches you about physics. You need some PVC pipe, glue, a hacksaw, and, of course, some potatoes! You also need an igniter and some hairspray. The potato fires out with some force and speed so adult supervision is required. ...
We have all experienced a screwed up heart, and in this episode of "Look Learn & Create" we learn to turn that experience into some cute art!
Check out this instructional science video to learn how to make a soda pop can implode. You will need a torch, a Bunsen burner, or stove; a soda pop can with a tiny amount of water in it; tongs, or something to hold the can; and a bowl of ice water. This is a cool science experiment to perform, but adult supervision recommended. Follow the tutorial video's simple instructions and watch the soda pop can implode.
Ice in placed on a sealed FLASK and the water inside starts to boil. Great science fair experiment.
Unless you're a high-schooler building a nuclear fusion reactor, the hardest part of a science investigatory project often is coming up with a good idea. You want it to be cool yet feasible, novel but still useful.
First of all there is warning that nothing that you are going to see in this video tutorial should not be done at home without the supervision of the trained professionals. The opponent kicks you in the gut with his toe. Now you have to bend down and this pose is also called ‘classic bent over position’. Now you have to stick your head into the opponent’s thigh. Now you have to force the opponent to land on his face in spite of him trying to avoid the fall. In the first place you have to hold...
First of all you have to understand that these stunts are dangerous and they need supervision of trained professionals while performing them. 'Hip toss' is a very basic move of wrestling. Your opponent goes to the ropes and then takes a thrust towards you with full force. You have to move your body sideways and step your right foot forward in front of your opponent. Now let your opponent place his hand on your right leg. You have to place your right hand under your opponent’s arm. Now both of...
Before you get them fitted for a chastity belt, try these communication tips. You Will Need
Want to learn what it really means to put your faith in someone else? Try a trust fall, where one person falls backward, depending upon another to catch them.
Whether you’re headed for a half-pipe or your driveway, always be safe. Wearing protective gear and taking a few precautions can help prevent you from landing in the ER. Watch this video to learn how to practice skateboarding safety.
Learn how to learn the basics of skateboarding. Initially an offshoot of California’s surf scene, this extreme sport has taken America by storm. Before you can execute sweet tricks, you need to start with the basics.
Learn how to 50-50 grind with a skateboard. After you've mastered some skateboarding fundamentals, try moving on to the 50-50 grind.
Learn how to drop in on a quarter-pipe. Dropping in on a quarter-pipe or other vertical ramp is something to try after you have been skateboarding for at least a few months.
It's the coolest pool party game ever named after a 13th-century explorer. Marco Polo is a perfect way to cool down and have fun.
Learn to breathe fire safely using corn starch instead of a flammable liquid. Using only a mouthful corn starch and an open flame, it's possible to breathe fire and impress your friends and family. This trick must not be attempted without professional supervision.
If you've got a birthday party to plan for a young budding scientist coming up, a little nitrogen should do the trick. In this project, I'll show you 10 "super cool" tricks with liquid nitrogen that you could try, but probably shouldn't!
Any parent with a rambunctious child who may have at one point racked up a hefty bill on their Kindle or Android device can now breathe a sigh of relief. One, Jack Black has had it happen to him too, and two, Amazon will be refunding up to $70 million of in-app purchases made by children after downloading apps from the Amazon AppStore.
Our dog has tons of energy and always wants to play. However, play time can be exhausting to the humans of the house. We found out a few months ago that the dog loves to play ‘chase the red dot.' Boredom leads to creativity, so we attached a laser pointer to her head with a bandana and small piece of tape. This kept her continuously occupied until we removed it after 20 minutes. I assume you could try this with a cat if you were daring enough – good luck with that. Caution: Laser pointers (ev...
One of the best times to get creative during the year is Halloween, and if you're one of those people that like to make your own costumes and decorations, then here's a little something you can do for that scary night... A GHOST!!!
So, you want to cause a little mischief, do you? Here are six super-easy pranks to help you make the most out of April Fool's Day (or pretty much any other day of the year). There's something here for everyone—TV fiends, magic trick lovers, fruitoholics, and even spam companies.
One of the coolest things about chemical reactions is that they can be so unexpected. I mean, who would think you can make water explode?
1 Identify the child's talents, and discuss the opportunities he has to use them in productive ways. If you notice that the child you're mentoring is excellent with counting money, talk about how the child should consider a career in banking or running a business one day.
Uber and Waymo's lawsuit is starting to pan out. Following a ruling on Monday, May 15, Judge Alsup, who called Waymo's patent infringement claims "meritless," ordered Uber to perform a series of actions and duties for Waymo. Without further ado, here's what Uber must do to begin to put this lawsuit behind them (well, maybe):
This is about how to make a rabbit become less wary of you and more trustful with you also. I myself have a Dutch that was released by its previous owner, then I rescued it. She never wants to be took out of her cage, but now she doesn't mind as long as I'm gentle and nice.
Antibiotics used to prevent diseases in livestock are creating a world of hurt for humans and the soil we depend on for food. Bacterial resistance to antibiotics is a global health issue. The overuse, underuse, and poor use of these life-saving drugs is rapidly removing them as a treatment option for serious infections in humans—plus bacteria are naturally adaptive.
There's no reason to wait for Halloween to play with dry ice. It definitely creates a creepy fog-like effect when you add a little water to it, but there are some other really cool things you can do wit dry ice. Here are just 5 non-Halloween ways to use dry ice for tricks or pranks.
The big fireworks day is almost here, but most of you are limited in what you can do when it comes to celebrating the Fourth of July with a bang. Unless you live in a dry area prone to wildfires, one type of fireworks you can probably still legally buy are sparklers.