My son and I watched dozens of videos from The Kid Should See This to find our four favorites:
- Watch how plants explode their seeds.
- If you play soccer or basketball, you’ll love this video on backspin called the Magnus Effect.
- I want a tree liks this: a tree with forty kinds of fruit! It’s an edible artwork!
- Can you make a cloud in your MOUTH? You can! Just watch!
How Plants Explode Their Seeds
The photography of plants exploding their seeds is mesmerizing! Nature is amazing! This is the plants’ strategy for spreading its seeds. Check out the squirting cucumber, the violet and the touch me nots!
The Power of Backspin: The Magnus Effect
You have to go to Tasmania to do this experiment yourself and you’ll probably lose your basketball. But look where the basketball lands with and without a bit of backspin! Ask your child to predict what will happen and then prepare to be amazed! And you’ll learn about the Magnus Effect as well.
A Tree That Grows 40 Types of Fruit
It’s art and science. After watching this video, I want a tree like this in my yard and now I’m fascinated with the process of grafting too.
How to Make a Cloud in Your Mouth
My kids learn all about clouds in 5th grade. This is a way to make cloud science fun!
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6 thoughts on “Really Cool Science Videos for Your Kids Curated by My Son”
These are REALLY cool. Thanks for sharing!
Thanks so much!! I’ll tell my son that you like them! It will make him happy. I have him watch a ton of videos and sometimes he doesn’t want to but I tell him that people like his choices!
Thanks for sharing these awesome science videos! So happy to see more folks promoting STEM to children! 🙂
Thank so much Super Science Team! I’m so happy to learn about your great website as well! I’m always looking for easy STEM projects to do with my son in 5th grade.
You are very welcome! FYI – Whenever you’re searching for more ideas to share with your son… We post a lot of links to interesting STEM news and fun science resources on our facebook page. Hope to see you there!
Thanks for the heads up Super Science Team! I’m not on Facebook much but do you have a blog?