My son and I picked out our favorite science videos from The Kid Should Watch This. We hope you enjoy them too! Here’s our archive of favorite science videos:
Science for Kids: How to Make Fizzy Bottle Rockets
ExpeRimental from The Royal Institution: How to make fizzy bottle rockets using a plastic sports bottle, Alka Selzer tablet, warm water, and a mug. Do this outdoors!
Trek the Mountains of Khumbu, Nepal
This commercial from Google Maps showcases the Nepalese Sherpa people and the mountains they live in.
Banana Slimes and the Secret of Slime
The Banana Slug lives in California and their glorious slime. Here are some interesting facts about the Banana Slug:
- Slugs are mostly water
- Slime actually attracts water
- Slime is critical to how slugs move
- Slime is recyclable; slugs eat other slug’s slime (and their own)
- Slime is similar to human mucus
Rare Footage of Baby Platypuses Hatching
The baby platypus hatches from an egg and emerges the size of a jellybean. The platypus young hatch in a less developed state than a reptile who is ready to fend for itself when it hatches. What is the solution? Watch and see.
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