What The Heck Happened?!?!

Discrepant events seize students' attention, and we have some real jaw-droppers! Mom & Dad will hear about these at the dinner table! If the video does not appear, click here.

Skip ahead on the timeline to jump to each chapter/scene:

 1. Introduction (00:00)
 2. Eddy Current Tubes (00:03:01)
 3. Energy Tube (00:10:40)
 4. Smashing Steel Spheres (00:12:47)
 5. Ice Melting Blocks (00:16:07)
 6. Drinking Birds and Handboilers (00:19:30)
 7. Sodium Polyacrylate (00:28:31)
 8. Instant Snow (00:30:26)
 9. Water Gel Spheres (00:35:28)
10. Fortune Fish (00:37:20)
11. Magic Sand (00:39:46)
12. Rattlebacks (00:40:46)
13. Pocket Sound Blaster (00:45:27)
14. Chinese Spouting Bowl (00:48:39)
15. Mysterious Glowing Ball (00:56:11)
16. Goldenrod Paper (00:58:43)
17. Poly Density Bottle (01:07:09)
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  • Super-Large Eddy Current Tubes

    Super-Large Eddy Current Tubes

    Drop neodymium magnets down these tubes and watch them slowly fall.
    $15.95–$39.95
  • Goldenrod Electrochemistry Kit

    Goldenrod Electrochemistry Kit

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    Explore the fascinating world of electrochemistry!
    $3.95
  • Energy Tube

    Energy Tube

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    So much science in this little tube!
    $9.95
  • Pocket Sound Blaster

    Pocket Sound Blaster

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    Our loudest sound demo!!!
    $2.95–$46.80
  • Chinese Spouting Bowl

    Chinese Spouting Bowl

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    Actually "spout" water up and out of the bowl using resonance!
    $139.95
  • Mysterious Glowing Ball

    Mysterious Glowing Ball

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    Fascinating to watch in the dark!
    $6.95–$17.50
  • Drinking Bird

    Drinking Bird

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    Great centerpiece for class discussion or laboratory exploration. How does it work?
    $5.95–$64.95
  • Handboiler

    Handboiler

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    Great vapor pressure demonstration!
    $5.95–$59.95
  • Amazing Ice Melting Blocks

    Amazing Ice Melting Blocks

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    One of the most striking thermal energy demonstrations we have seen!
    $22.95
  • Rattlebacks

    Rattlebacks

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    A half-ellipsoid object carved so that it will spin in only one direction.
    $7.95–$34.95
  • Smashing! Steel Sphere Demo Kit

    Smashing! Steel Sphere Demo Kit

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    Graphically illustrate the conversion of mechanical energy into heat energy.
    $28.95
  • Neodymium Magnets

    Neodymium Magnets

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    Powerful Neodymium Magnets in six different shapes/sizes.
    $2.95–$14.95
  • Magnetic Field Viewer Film

    Magnetic Field Viewer Film

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    This micro-encapsulated film enables students to view a static magnetic field.
    $10.95–$32.95
  • Poly Density Kit

    Poly Density Kit

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    Spontaneous order from disorder! Isn't this a violation of The Second Law??
    $19.95
  • Growing Spheres

    Growing Spheres

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    Place these hard crystals in water and they expand about 300 times.
    $6.95
  • Growing Cubes

    Growing Cubes

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    Place these small cubes into water and watch them expand!
    $6.95
  • Goldenrod Color-Changing Paper - 100 sheets

    Goldenrod Color-Changing Paper - 100 sheets

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    Turns bright red in bases and returns to bright yellow in acids.
    $16.95
  • Fluorescent Magic Sand

    Fluorescent Magic Sand

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    Sand that repels water and never gets wet!
    $6.95
  • Sodium Polyacrylate (Diaper Polymer)

    Sodium Polyacrylate (Diaper Polymer)

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    The super-absorbent polymer found in disposable baby diapers.
    $7.95–$89.95
  • Instant Snow Polymer

    Instant Snow Polymer

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    Is it magic? No, it's science!
    $8.95–$24.95
  • Water Gel Crystals - "Ghost Crystals"

    Water Gel Crystals - "Ghost Crystals"

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    Placed in water these growing crystals become virtually invisible.
    $6.95–$14.95