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  • Beakman's World: Beakman Explains Sweat

    Beakman uses an animated clip to explain how perspiration keeps us cool in the same way that a car cools off. He explains how sweating specifically cools us down through evaporation and describes why sweat smells.

  • Beakman's World: Camera Obscura

    Beakman challenge: Turn Beakman upside down without looking at him. He creates a camera obscura box on Lester's head. The light rays from Beakman go inside the tiny hole in the box and are flipped onto the paper inside.

  • Beakman's World: All About Springs

    Beakman explains springs and how they are used in the world. Using an animated clip, they discuss the kinetic and potential energy in springs and how they make the spring work. They provide more examples of kinetic and potential energy, including using a circus cannon.

  • Beakman's World: Balancing Nails

    Beakman Challenge: balance a bunch of nails on one nail. Beakman puts the nails together by laying them across each other and then placing this on the original nail in the wood block. Due to their center of gravity being below the head o the nail, they stay balanced.

  • Beakman's World: History of Magnets

    Beakman explains the history behind magnets and the difference between magnets and electromagnets. They then walk through making an electromagnet and demonstrate that the magnetic energy in the nail comes from the battery and isn't inherent in the nail. Beakman explains that the inherent energy separates electromagnets from regular magnets. Beakman then mentions some ways in which electromagnets are used in the world today.