If you drop a chicken and an egg at the same time from a great height, which hits the ground first? Ross and Becky recreate Galileo’s famous Leaning Tower of Pisa experiment and investigate the physics behind it: http://youtu.be/bHsQ3V2AmEE
How can you use science to make a better paper airplane? Join Ross of the Live Science Team as he investigates how a wing works, the physics of flight and the science behind making a paper plane: http://youtu.be/AGzOOM0Pz98
How big is a hot air balloon? What’s it made from? Join Ross of the Live Science Team as he discovers how hot air balloons are made, shows you how to make one at home & meets one of the first pioneers of hot air ballooning
All you need to measure the speed of light is a microwave, a ruler & a bar of chocolate! To show you how to do this quantum kitchen experiment, here’s Ross & Nerys in this week’s portion of tasty science.
Is seeing really believing? Optical illusions can play tricks with your mind, but Ross of the Live Science Team shows you how to use science to fool your eyes and your brain into turning two 2D images into a single 3-dimensional, stereoscopic gif: http://youtu.be/ycdpn1sxO3o
Lactose intolerance can make milk toxic to humans. Is it weird for wanting to drink the milk of other animals? Ross Exton of the Live Science Team visits University of Bristol’s Wyndhurst Farm to explore how cows have changed the course of human evolution.
Adding potassium iodide to hydrogen peroxide catalyzes it’s break-down into oxygen & water. Add in some washing-up liquid & you’ve got yourself some oxygen bubbles! The fun part is throwing these bubbles into a flame to watch them explode! Find out more about how to set bubbles on fire in this video: http://youtu.be/PGUOdGajTFQ