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ScienceOnlineFarewell

1 year ago

Creator, producer and educator Wayne Campbell passed away in 2016. This is a final farewell video produced by his friends and family in tribute to him. All previous videos will live on but...

The Star That Redefined the Universe

2 years ago

Delta Cephei is a visible star located in the constellation Cepheus. It is uniquely variable and provided astronomers with a new tool to measure the universe with. This important star is...

Observe Newton's Cradle

2 years ago

Observing Newton's Cradle A slow motion look at the interesting interactions of the 5 pendulums of a Newton's Cradle. For an explanation of this complex interplay of momentum and Kinetic Energy,...

Build an Ancient Astronomical Instrument

2 years ago

Build an ancient astronomical instrument - an Armillary Sundial. Based on technology that is thousands of years old, this device is capable of accurately displaying the time when mounted correctly...

Mindstorms Solar Tracker

2 years ago

A solar energy project using a Mindstorms EV3 Tank to find and follow the sun. The tank is controlled using coding based on LabVIEW .

Honey Bees in Winter - An Amazing Sound

2 years ago

Honey Bees have evolved an interesting strategy for surviving the sub-zero temperatures of a northern winter.

Newton's Remarkable Cradle

2 years ago

This deceptively simple device can behave in some very unexpected ways. The math and physics behind the movements can be used to explain this behavior.

Energy - An Enigma

2 years ago

Energy is a complex concept. Richard Feynman went so far as to say "It is important to realize that in physics today, we have no knowledge what energy is." This video explores the topic of energy.

An Elegant Machine - The Stirling Engine

2 years ago

The Stirling Heat Engine is an elegantly simple machine. Very efficient, the model in this video will actually run using the heat from your hand. YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/Sci...

Wonderstruck at Ripley's Aquarium of Canada

2 years ago

I recently captured some video while visited an amazing place - Toronto's new aquarium. My experience prompted me to quote the American scientist and author, Lewis Thomas. He recorded a similar...

Coding in BASIC on an Ipad

2 years ago

This video demonstrates how to write code and create programs using BASIC on an Ipad. You can create your own apps in BASIC. Examples include a program designed to do the math of squaring...

19th Century Technology at a Grist Mill

2 years ago

This video explores the 19th century technology of a working Grist Mill. An incredible amount of work can be accomplished using the force of moving water. Many communities around the world...

Motors and Generators

2 years ago

A short video demonstrating how to use a small battery operated (DC) motor as a generator. Also includes a method for determining the efficiency of a generator.

Solar 102 - Power Calculation

3 years ago

This video demonstrates calculating the maximum power out put from a solar panel and discusses determining the optimum resistive load for a solar panel.

Bell's Metal Detector

3 years ago

Working with 19th century technology, Alexander Graham Bell, designed and constructed a working metal detector. This video tells that story.

Ancient Geometry - A Revelation

3 years ago

This video looks at an interesting issue when it comes to proving that the internal angles of a triangle total 180 degrees.

Photovoltaics 101

3 years ago

Using mini solar panels this video demonstrates the basics of solar array design and construction. Suitable for introductory classes to solar array design.

Horses and Horsepower

3 years ago

James Watt is credited with developing the term horsepower to demonstrate that his steam engines were as powerful as a team of horses. This video discusses the term briefly and then features...

Build an Electroscope

3 years ago

The electroscope is a simple device designed to detect and measure electrostatic fields. This centuries old device is the ancient ancestor of modern Digital Multi Meters.

The First Electric Motor

3 years ago

Michael Faraday launched a torrent of innovation and discovery when he demonstrated the first electric motor. This video discusses this important early device, including a demonstration of...

Determine Longitude

3 years ago

This video demonstrates how to use observations of the sun combined with local and Greenwich time to determine longitude. An interesting project for anyone interested in navigation and the...