Kid Videos

This is the place where I collect cool videos for visitors to Science on the Brain.

Saturday, December 30, 2006

Expansiveness of the universe

Friday, December 29, 2006

The floating magnet

See also:

Thursday, December 28, 2006

Space elevator

Wednesday, December 27, 2006

Eruption of Mount St. Helens

Description: "Beginning on Sunday, May 18, 1980, the once beautiful symmetrical cone, rising 9,667 feet above sea level, lost over 8.8 billion cubic yards of ice, rock and dirt, and 1,300 feet of height. "

Tuesday, December 26, 2006

Gaussian Gun

Monday, December 25, 2006

Card tricks

Sunday, December 24, 2006


Saturday, December 23, 2006

How to make a kitchen whisk

The amazing whisk

Description: They are found in almost every kitchen, but surprisingly there’s only one U.S. manufacturer. Follow us inside the Best Manufacturers' plant ... all » for a rare visit to see how a whisk is made.

Friday, December 22, 2006

Go behind the scenes at an animal hospital

NOVA: Animal Hospital

Here's the description: What happens when your beloved pet gets sick? Go behind the scenes for this offbeat, sometimes humorous, sometimes sad portrait of pets, ... all » their owners and their vets. From racehorses under the knife for cancer, to Manhattan hounds on Prozac, to a gorilla needing a physical, you'll view the mini dramas that unfold everyday in homes, zoos and veterinary hospitals.

Thursday, December 21, 2006

How powerful is a tank?

Have you ever wondered how powerful a tank is? Here's an example:

Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Cool jet

Tuesday, December 19, 2006

The Inner Life of a Cell

Play the high-resolution version of the video:

The inner life of a cell

It very badly needs a narration to tell you what you are seeing, but it is cool even without it.

Understand how hearing works

It's not the most exciting video in the world, but in the firt 5 minutes it has a nice explanation of hearing.

Understanding hearing and hearing loss

Astronaut loses camera in space

Here is another EVA video. Starts to get interesting about minute 3:20 as they exit the airlock.

Sunday, December 17, 2006

Stop motion film - Tony vs. Paul

An interesting example of stop-motion photography:

The film is madeby taking a snapshot, moving the charactrs or objects a tiny bit, taking another snapshot, and so on.

Claymation is another example of the same technique:

Saturday, December 16, 2006

Building an igloo

See also this cool link on the ICE BOX Igloo Tool. There is a nice video on that page.

Friday, December 15, 2006

Living in space

Part 1:

Part 2:

Part 3:

Thursday, December 14, 2006

how a spider makes silk

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Shirt-folding invention

Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Jet powered bicycle

More more information on jet engines like this: Wren turbojets and Tiny Turbojet

What you are looking at in the second video is a pair of pulse jet engines. The guy with the mask is using a leaf blower to help start the engines. You can see, especially in the night shots, that these engines get really hot when they are running. There are lots of places on the Web to learn more about home-built jet engines. Try typing, for example, the phrase "build your own pulse jet engine" into Google. For example, see: Valveless Pulse Jet and How to build a primitive gas turbine engine

Monday, December 11, 2006

Octopus eats shark

Sunday, December 10, 2006

Science of sports

Notice how there is a rational reason for the way the coach places the players. Player 4, for example, has a reason for being there, and there is something that he/she is trying to accomplish in that spot.

Saturday, December 09, 2006

Chemical reaction

Friday, December 08, 2006

Extreme Kite Flying

Thursday, December 07, 2006

Spray paint art

See how a spray paint artist makes an image...

Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Skydiving into a stadium

Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Nokia 6230 disassembly

Also interesting: disguised cell phone towers:

Monday, December 04, 2006

Tour of the International Space Station

Sunday, December 03, 2006

Crash Test A Saftey Bollard

Saturday, December 02, 2006

da Vinvi robot surgeon

Click here for the video:

da Vinvi robot surgeon

The first four minutes show the robot and are very interesting. After that they get into an actual surgery, and it is not for the squeamish.

See also this video of the robot itself:

The da Vinci robot

Friday, December 01, 2006

Steam museum