The awesome Saturn V rocket

Our son is interested in the awesome Saturn V rocket that carried Humans to the Moon. I thought I’d add a couple resources that I found here, rather than to some Google Doc or email. As usual, NASA has a collection of free multimedia resources. I found this album on Flickr. There are also aContinue reading “The awesome Saturn V rocket”

Pew pew pew. The physics of your favourite blaster sound.

I came across this awesome video from SKUNK BEAR explaining how the sound engineers on the Star Wars movies came up with the sound of those iconic blasters and I knew I had to share it with you. Now I also want to go throw stones at a frozen lake and dig out a slinky.Continue reading “Pew pew pew. The physics of your favourite blaster sound.”

The egg experiment with a bottle vacuum – ביצה ללא מוצה

This egg experiment involves creating a partial vacuum in a bottle and using that vacuum to suck a boiled egg into the bottle. This video is in Hebrew but you can follow along if you don’t understand what our friend is saying.

Better storm prediction by knowing more about raindrops

Did you know that knowing the size of raindrops can help scientists better predict storm behaviour and the after effects of storms in different regions? The GPM mission is designed to help do just that.