5 Awesome Science Party Tricks!

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Do you know how to stick a skewer through a balloon without popping it? Physics Girl shares five party tricks including the skewered balloon. Then in a second video, she presents the same experiments with scientific explanations. The second video also includes tips for getting the tricks to work better.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Perform the tricks in class
  • Use raisins instead of peanuts; it works better due to the wrinkles and avoids bringing a potential allergen into the lab
Classroom Considerations

  • Display the video without the comments appearing, as some contain language not appropriate in the classroom

  • First video has no words, and the second provides closed captioning in four languages for ELLs
  • Great for having pupils share their science knowledge with younger learners

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