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00:39:56
In this zany competition teachers have ten minutes to create a science activity from a special secret ingredient. This week: candles.

00:24:53
Inventors Windell Oskay and Lenore Edman demonstrate the CandyFab 4000, a printer that creates 3D sculpture by stacking 2D images made of sugar. Drawing from disciplines as varied as circuit hacking and sewing, the sugar printer is only one of Oskay and Edman's many projects, which include an interactive dining table and hard-drive wind chimes.

00:20:27
While demonstrating how to build an electromechanical digital clock, Jim Newton talks about different kinds of tools—from low-tech, such as a drill press or a welder, to high-tech, such as laser and plasma cutters. Jim is a lifetime maker, veteran BattleBots builder, and former MythBuster.

00:40:59
In this zany competition teachers have ten minutes to create a science activity from a special secret ingredient. This week: paint.

00:27:55
It's geometry! It's knitting! It's—hyperbolic crochet! Artist and science writer Margaret Wertheim shows you how to represent a hyperbolic plane using crochet hooks and yarn. Beginning with a simple crochet chain, learn how to create a geometric shape with a constant negative curvature just by adding stitches.

00:54:10
In this zany competition teachers have ten minutes to create a science activity from a special secret ingredient. This week: sugar.

00:33:42
Tinkerer, programmer, and musician Ken Murphy shows how to build electromechanical "bugs" built from scavenged materials and powered with a single coin-cell battery. When the Blinkybug's wire antennae detect motion from air currents or vibrations, the bug comes to life, with its LED eyes blinking in rhythmic patterns.

01:01:45
In this zany competition teachers have ten minutes to create a science activity from a special secret ingredient. This week: baseball equipment.

00:47:04
In this zany competition teachers have ten minutes to create a science activity from a special secret ingredient. This week: plastic water bottles.

00:05:35
If you’ve been accepted into our Summer Institute, we suggest you listen to this short podcast, which tells you some things we think you should know about the program before you arrive.