Tag Archives for: "Energy"

LSOP Live: Do The Locomotion, April 2, 2021

By student request: A show about how you walk, how fish swim, how birds fly! If you want to move forward, you need to push backward—on the ground, on the water, or on the air. You want to do this efficiently, using as little energy as possible. In this show, we answer a bunch of [...]

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LSOP Live: Energy, November 13, 2020

Energy is a science principle that can be used to explain and explore so many things. We show exploding bubbles and bouncing balloons, heat up a gummy bear by hitting it with a hammer, launch stuffed animals at great speeds, and explain the science of how it all works and how you can try all [...]

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Everything You Need to Know About Electromagnetic Waves

How does the world look to a bee? What exactly is different among different colors of light? We’ll consider these questions and more in this edition of Everything You Need to Know About…

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Everything You Need to Know About Energy

What happens when you take a blowtorch to a water balloon? What can we learn by setting a chocolate-chip cookie on fire? On this page we’ll answer all your burning questions about energy.

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Everything You Need to Know About Oscillations & Waves

What happens when you hit a water balloon with a baseball bat? Why does tightening and loosening a guitar string change the sound it produces? Can you actually catch a wave? Read on for an investigation into the answers to these questions and more!

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Everything You Need to Know About Electricity

What happens when you plug a pickle into an electrical outlet? Just what is the “static” that makes your socks stick together when they come out of the dryer? Here we’ll explore electric charges, forces, and fields.

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Show Me Some Science! Energy and Oscillations

Hit a giant water balloon with a baseball bat? Yes, please!

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