The Craft of Magic
The Science of Magic
When you picture concoctions that bubble, liquids that change colors in a flash, eggs that float, water that disappears, and foam that explodes, you might think there’s magic involved. However, all these things are actually totally possible through science! It’s been said before that magic is just science we don’t understand yet. Today, we’ll explore more about how science and magic go hand in hand.
what you’ll need
Bottles or jars with lids
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Cotton Candy Explosion
How do hydrogen peroxide, dish soap, and a catalyst create a foam that can overflow and cause a cotton candy looking explosion? What creates a slime type substance that looks a little like boogers or spaghetti? This dancing scientist in a bedazzled lab coat teaches us all about these magical chemical reactions!
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Making Science Magical
Wanna see beakers that disappear, candles that change color, and sand that floats instead of sinks? Popular magic YouTuber Evan Era and his daughter explore these 3 magic tricks and more!
Science + Magic = One Great Show
Science Mom and Math Dad have quite a show in store for you! This dynamic duo teams up in this video to bring you a fascinating and educational magic show that is completely themed on scientific principles!
Balloons usually either float in the air or fall to the ground. So why does this balloon stick to the wall? Is there tape involved? Is it magic? Is it science? Or is it a little bit of both?
Presto Change-o Colors
With just a couple drops of hidden food coloring and the shake of a bottle, some seemingly clear water gets an instant and magical colorful makeover! This is a great experiment to try at home but could easily be a magic trick to consider for your show.
Magical Paper Towels
How could the paper towels in your kitchen possibly be magical? We’re so glad you asked! With minimal materials, you can make art that appears instead of disappears!
Still got some extra balloons lying around from the science magic experiment earlier? It’s time to blow up a few more balloons, grab a friend or two, and enjoy a variety of races and competitions. Which game will you try out?