Everyday Science is a production of Colorado's Poudre School District Channel 10
Episodes of EveryDay Science can now be enjoyed by students of all ages around the globe! You can access them in podcast form on our Podcast Page and full episodes are available streaming on PSD Channel 10 On Demand, and on Rocky Mountain PBS.
Poudre School District Channel 10
Everyday Science airs at certain regular times on PSD Channel 10, including:
Friday, Saturday, and Sunday evenings at 8:30 pm (usually - thought not always!) There are currently 11 episodes airing on this station.
As channel surfers have discovered, though, it shows more often than that! Check out the Poudre School District Channel 10 Schedule for the current show listings.
Rocky Mountain PBS
Episodes of Everyday Science have begun airing on Rocky Mountain PBS:
"Colorado State University's Brian Jones teams up with Poudre School District kids for fun-filled shows of zany Everyday Science. Each episode explores a science theme that not only entertains, but is tied to science standards for grades K-12. Everyday Science captures the best of Brian's nationally celebrated "Little Shop of Physics" which serves up hundreds of fun and easy to recreate experiments to about 15,000 Colorado students each year. As Brian says,"science is something anyone can do... everyday!"
(from the Rocky Mountain PBS website <site user name: rmpbs, Password: pbsrocks>)
Epi #1: Pressure
In our first edition of Everyday Science, host Brian Jones brings students into the studio to learn all about the concept of pressure. Highlights include: imploding a 55 gallon drum, force= P x A, Bernouli's Principle, sitting on a chair of nails and using a mini marshmallow masher.
Epi #2: Energy
Brian Jones brings students into the studio to learn all about the concept of energy. Brian explores different forms of energy including kinetic, potential, chemical, and nuclear. Highlights include: demonstrating an alcohol flame-powered car, burning peanuts, and cooking a hot dog with electricity.
Epi #3: Boiling & Freezing
In this episode, we explore the effects of cooling and heating substances and their surprising properties. Highlights include: making ice cream with liquid nitrogen, the balloon in a bottle, and superheating water to make a homemade geyser.
Epi #4: Sinking & Floating
This episode was all about things that sink and float: the basic ideas of buoyancy. We looked at ways to make bowling balls, balloons, bubbles, pop cans and ketchup packets all float and sink. Some highlights include: watching bubbles float over dry ice, making helium bubbles, dancing raisins, and making hot air balloons at home.
Epi #5: Mixtures
This show was one we informally called "The Goo Show." Our goal was to do some experiments with mixtures, solutions, reactions and polymers that were pretty gooey... it took us hours to clean up the mess in the studio, but we came away with a pretty cool show! Highlights include: panning for gold, scooping the amazing magic sand, and pulling real iron out of breakfast cereal!
Epi #6: Light & Color
Brian explores the magic of light and color in two parts: light and color visible to our eye... and color beyond the rainbow. Highlights include: the phantom light bulb, the disappearing dolphin, and exploring UV light.
Epi #7: Magnetism
Students join Brian as he explores all things magnetic, ranging from levitating trains to radio speakers and household refrigerator magnets. Highlights include: how speakers work, TV & Magnets, and magnetic poles.
Epi #8: Electricity
Major topics include static and current electricity, circuits, energy transfer, and electricity in the human body. Brian's wacky experiments feature a soda pop battery and electrode-fried pickles! Investigate electricity in your home as well as watch Brian demonstrate classic devices such as the Tesla Coil, Van de Graaf Generator and Jacob's Ladder. Learn the shocking facts about lightning and batteries - all with an eye on household safety.
Epi #9: Sound & Music
Students help Brian play a variety of fun musical instruments featuring guitars, violin, crystal glasses, and the infamous "hose-a-phone." Brian explains the concepts behind pendulums and musical instruments - namely how waves and wavelengths relate to frequency and pitch. Other examples include breaking the sound barrier, a car horn that illustrates the Doppler Effect, and home-made instruments that viewers can reproduce at home.
Epi #10: Motion
Brian Jones takes students to Six Flags Elitch Gardens for a fun-filled day at the amusement park. As Brian explains such concepts as linear motion, acceleration, free fall, centripetal and centrifugal forces, kids get to experience these forces first hand. Roller coasters, merry-go-round carousels, the "Tower of Doom" and even elevators provide a fun laboratory to understand Newton's Laws of motion and much more.
Epi #11: Heat
Join Brian and his young guests for a sizzling series of experiments that introduce the concepts of energy transfer, friction, convection, and conduction. Step inside a greenhouse, see space heated rocks, and enjoy a visit from your local Pizza Man! Brian also introduces us to amazing heat-related phenomena as seen through the eyes of a special "heat-sensitive" camera.
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