Kid Videos

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

Saturday, March 31, 2007

How to paint the MONA LISA with MS PAINT

Friday, March 30, 2007

Neal Adams Science project

The creator of this video is proposing that the planet Earth has grown over time. The video provides one piece of evidence for his proposal. He has other videos (on the moon and Mars for example) suggesting that every planet has grown over time. The interesting thing about his proposal is that there is no current mechanism that could explain how a planet could "inflate" like this.

Thursday, March 29, 2007

Helicopters in trouble

In all three cases, the helicopter gets hung up on something. In the first, the helicopter is not unstrapped properly from the net. In the second one, it is towing something. In the third one, it gets caught on a handrail. Once a helicopter tips, it can become unstable and bad things happen.

Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Monkey with robot arm

Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Full size earthquake test



Monday, March 26, 2007

Bad, bad hail

Sunday, March 25, 2007

The disposal of sodium after WWII

The reaction looks like this:

2Na(solid) + 2H2O → 2NaOH + H2(gas)

In other words, the sodium turns into sodium hydroxide and hydrogen gas, and the reaction gives off a LOT of heat. That heat boils water and can also ignite the hydrogen.

Saturday, March 24, 2007


Friday, March 23, 2007

Grand canyon skywalk

Thursday, March 22, 2007

Clever crows

For more information see this, this and this.

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Watch it shred a couch

Tuesday, March 20, 2007

2006 Orbiter Space Flight Simulator!

Long version:

Short version:

To download a free version of this simulator go to

Magnetic floating toy

Monday, March 19, 2007

Fight science

The actual show:
  • Part 1
  • Part 2
  • (each part will link to the next, or use the search tool)

Sunday, March 18, 2007


Learn How to.

More info


Saturday, March 17, 2007


Friday, March 16, 2007

I didn't know that

Thursday, March 15, 2007

Sublimation of dry ice

Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Creating a clock with a robot arm

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Robot arm rides

Monday, March 12, 2007


Sunday, March 11, 2007

Baby sloths

Saturday, March 10, 2007

The earthship

Friday, March 09, 2007

Baseball batting robot

Thursday, March 08, 2007

Solar-powered car

For more info see this article and this article.

Wednesday, March 07, 2007

Fastest silly cars

Proving that cars can take all shapes and sizes...

Tuesday, March 06, 2007

Fishing the easy way

Monday, March 05, 2007

Venus fly trap

Sunday, March 04, 2007

How an artist creates a drawing

Saturday, March 03, 2007

Huge drinking birds

More information on the Dippy Bird.

Friday, March 02, 2007


This walking robot does not look very good compared to ASIMO. The difference is that ASIMO is not balancing. This robot is learning to walk the same way humans do - by falling forward and continuously rebalancing. It may be a year or two before this is perfected, but once perfected it will mean that robots start to look graceful rather than stilted.

Thursday, March 01, 2007

Dish maker