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Using Science to Make Tools Safer [Video]


One of the greatest things about homeschooling is that we can expose our kids to many topics. Basic carpentry is something that our kids should learn. A lot of science happens when you’re building something.

Unfortunately, power tools can be dangerous and some parents are a little squeamish when it comes to giving a 10-year-old a circular saw. If that tool were safer, parents would be more inclined to teach with power tools.

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Turn Dirty Water Into Clean Drinking Water in 5 Minutes [Video]


Dirty drinking water is a leading cause of death among infants and children in developing countries. Giving people in developing countries clean water to drink will reduce the risks of water-borne illness and allow children to attend school more often because they’re not out sick. Mark Rober demonstrates how a small packet from the P&G Children’s Safe Drinking Water (CSDW) Program can clean turbid water in no time.

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How does a whip break the sound barrier? [Video]

You probably already know that the crack from a bullwhip is a mini sonic boom. It’s amazing to think that something you can control with your hands can move faster than the speed of sound.

In this video from Destin Sandlin at Smarter Every Day, he uses a recording technique that shows you the exact moment a whip breaks the sound barrier.

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