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Earth Science Demos

The Balancing Coin
A demonstration of centrifugal force.

Canned Laughter
A demonstration of how the center of gravity affects movement and balance.

Is One Cup Really One Cup?
A demonstration of the properties of matter

The Planet Race
A demonstration of the effect of distance on the orbiting speed of planets.

Blast Off!
A demonstration of the laws of motion that cause rockets to move.

Honey, I Shrunk the Balloons!
A demonstration of how a black hole might be formed.

Equator Is Hot; North Pole Is Not
A demonstration of why direct rays of sun are hotter than slanted rays.

London Fog
A demonstration of the formation of fog and how it relates to the water cycle.

Falling Test Tubes?
A demonstration of adhesion and cohesion.

Stream Pollution
A demonstration of the effects of pollution on a stream.

How Many Pins?
A demonstration of water's property of surface tension.

Water's Great Escape
A demonstration of the process of capillary action.

The Collapsing Bottle
A demonstration of the properties of warm and cool air.

I'm Upside Down
A demonstration of light reflection and the properties of light.

Track Star
A demonstration of how prisms change the direction of light.

Let's Cause Some Tnunder!
A demonstration of why and how thunder occurs in Earth's atmosphere.

Penny Decay
A demonstration of the concepts of exponential radioactive decay and half-life.

BARtender
A demonstration that magnets always orient themselves toward the poles.

Which Rocks Will Fizz?
A demonstration of how to test rock specimens.

It's a Dirty Job
A demonstration of how much air is present in different samples of soil.

The Amazing Balancing Yardstick
A demonstration of an object's center of gravity.

Gravity Race
A demonstration of the principles of gravity using the scientific method.

Rapid Transit
A demonstration of the concept of the force of inertia.

Underwater "Eggspert"
A demonstration that eggs contain air and how to test for it.

Where Did It Go?
A demonstration that there are pockets of space between water molecules.

How Many Folds?
A demonstration of the scientific method.

Changing Weight With Your Fingertip
A demonstration of the effects of water displacement and gravity.

The Importance of Space Suits
A demonstration of how a space suit affects an astronaut's blood.

Hot Box
A demonstration of why Venus has such a high temperature.

Water, Water Everywhere
A demonstration of the proportion of Earth's salt water and usable fresh water.

Weather Predictions From a Bottle
A demonstration of how a barometer can help predict weather.

I Can Create Lightning
A demonstration of how static electricity is involved in lightning and weather.

Light Bulb Air Current and Wind
A demonstration of air currents and wind and how they relate to each other.

Why No Flood?
A demonstration of the effects and influences of air pressure.

My Soil Has Layers!
A demonstration of the properties of soil.

My Teacher Caused an Earthquake
A demonstration of seismic waves produced by earthquakes.