John Adams defends a group of hated British soldiers at their trials following the Boston Massacre. He contends that the soldiers were acting in self-defense and that they should be judged based only on facts and evidence.
Beakman uses his telescope to look at Jupiter and then explains the difference in gravity on Jupiter vs earth. He explains the size of jupiter affects the gravitational pull. He shows astronauts on the space station floating around to show how less gravity affects us. It doesn't squish you (more gravity) or make you taller (less gravity). It simply affects the ability to be grounded.
The British read the Interolable Acts to the people of Massachusetts in response to the Boston Tea Party. These acts brought Massachusetts under the control of the British government and closed the port of Boston until the colonists paid for the destroyed tea. The colonists are outraged by these new laws.
In this clip, Beakman explains the science behind arches and arch bridges. He describes how they distribute mass and demonstrates through a "risky" experiment that they will hold even though their separate blocks are not held together.