So I’ve finally managed to sort through the entries in the Mr. Wizard Moment of Science challenge and collect the cream of the crop for your viewing and voting pleasure. I am completely blown away by how much fun these are! We have fire, electricity, small explosions, cute kids, pickles, lemons, and a helluva lot of great science.
Not only are these entries amusing and educational, but they are also incredibly inspiring. I’m still marveling at the sight of so many people having such a good time learning about and teaching science. Best of all, it’s all out there on the Internet for free. This is definitely something we’ll be trying again, so if you didn’t get a chance to do a video for this round, stay tuned!
Here are the top ten, listed in order of when they were first uploaded. I hope you enjoy them as much as I did!
cody976 shows you how to extract DNA!
Chris Pirillo discusses hydroponics!
shanedk shows heat conduction with his tea!
wallabio uses inertial cavitation to make music — by cracking his knuckles! Um. Ow?
And Robert Krampf demonstrates thermal conduction with a water balloon — a great video, but relegated to runner-up status because it wasn’t made for the contest. But check it out, Robert is phenomenal!
Once you’ve seen all the entries, go vote for your favorite. The winner will receive:
- A complete boxed set of Mr. Wizard’s World, courtesy of the Mr. Wizard family!
- Any one item from the Skepchick store!
- A handmade one-of-a-kind science-themed unisex necklace from Surlyramics!
One vote per customer please!