Learn a couple of magic tricks you can do with a levitron, a spinning top that appears to float in midair.
In this science optical illusion, strobe lights are used to illuminate streams of water so that they appear to be chains of water droplets moving. Note that the water is constantly flowing down, even when the droplets appear to be going up. You assume that it is the “same” drop going down/up/hovering but it isn’t. Your brain just groups it that way.
Make an impressive science trick out of a wire, a AA battery, and a neodymium magnet. You’ll create a homopolar motor – translation: the wire rapidly spins around the battery.
Suspend a spoon and a fork from the end of a toothpick that’s balancing on its other end on the edge of a glass. Looks way cooler than I can describe.
I promise I’ll get back to real magic tricks tomorrow, but this science trick was just too cool to pass up. It uses sodium acetate to create a supersaturated solution, that when touched, instantly crystallizes and releases heat, giving the appearance and feel of “hot ice.” I remember doing this demo in chemistry class when I was in school. It would be really cool to incorporate this into a trick routine somehow.
Although this video showcases more of a trick of engineering, rather than an actual magic trick, I still thought it was very neat.
Since whiskey is less dense then water, the two can change places with just a slight crack between the containers. It’s pretty neat to see it actually happen.
Make a toothpick star without touching the toothpicks. Hint: use the principles of hyrdogen bonding.
The classic money trick is revealed. Pretty neat mechanics.
Turn almost any liquid into a solid instantly.