The Surfing Scientist
Can you make an empty soft drink can move without touching it? Easy huh? Now try doing it without touching it, blowing on it or jumping up and down.
Can you fold a strip of seven squares into a cube without cutting the paper?
You shouldn't play with your food, apparently.
You've mixed up your expensive medicine.
Most kids may have noticed the ABS logo on the dashboard of the family car.
Friday, 23 July 2010
Students use nutrition information to calculate the number of teaspoons of fat and sugar in their favourite food and drinks.
Thursday, 26 November 2009
Accelerate and loose items shift to the rear of a car. Decelerate and they shift forward. What does a helium balloon do? And more importantly, why?
The Surfing Scientist
Monday, 18 October 2010
Tricks Have you ever wondered how the remote talks to your television? Well, grab your mobile phone and find out.
Thursday, 7 October 2010
Surfing Scientist The Surfing Scientist has a brand new look! Check out video of his most popular experiments from the ABC vault, as well as new tricks from ABC3 and stories from Catalyst. Or follow his exploits on Twitter.
Thursday, 22 July 2010
Tricks Ever wondered what would happen to the sea level if all the icebergs in the ocean melted? Find out by doing this simple experiment and you'll discover a pretty surprising result.
Wednesday, 9 December 2009
Surfing Scientist Christmas is the perfect time for a very slow dinner table science trick to amuse yourself with until the turkey is gone.
Monday, 9 November 2009
Surfing Scientist This silly little experiment nicely demonstrates how your eardrum works. Build a tiny cling wrap dance floor and use your mobile phone to start a salt and pepper disco.
Monday, 12 October 2009 263K
Surfing Scientist Can you pass a 50 cent coin through a 10 cent coin-sized hole in a piece of paper without tearing the paper?
Wednesday, 12 August 2009
Lesson plan Celebrate National Science Week with these fun experiments focusing on the science of flight. Try them in your classroom and watch Elliot and the Surfing Scientist tackle them on RollerCoaster.
Monday, 18 May 2009
Trick It's awesome to feel your pulse, but to see it really makes you stop and wonder. This little gizmo will open your eyes to the amazing muscle that keeps you alive and kicking.
Thursday, 19 February 2009 244K
Demo This classic chemistry demonstration is a huge hit with kids of all ages. It looks just like a giant tube of toothpaste being squished. Be prepared for very excited students who want to see the demonstration more than once!
Monday, 2 February 2009
Trick Pop this magic little science trick in your Valentine's Day cards and your special someone is guaranteed to smile. They're great for get well or birthday cards too!
Tuesday, 2 December 2008 248K
Conundrum Sam needs to send Sally a secret inside a padlocked metal box. They can never meet or send each other keys. How can Sam share the secret with Sally?
Thursday, 20 November 2008 659K
Lesson plan Flipping a coin one hundred times might sound mundane but it always produces truly astonishing results. You'll astonish your class by correctly identifying who really flipped a coin one hundred times at home, and who faked their results.