Beakman explains how diamonds are made from carbon and then describes what elements and compounds are. He combines sulfuric acid and sugar to create a black carbon substance that looks like coal to demo that carbon is in sugar. Then he uses an animated clip to explain how scientists think coal makes diamonds.
Mr. Johnson from the Bank of Central Victoria talks to students about the importance of saving for key expenses and retirement. He writes out the compound interest formula to explain why they would have $727,000 in 25 years if they save 50 cents per week with the bank and the interest doubles their investment every 3 years.
A group of participants attempts to understand the purpose of the machine and the magnets given to them. After they put the magnets in the machine and turn it on, they notice that the magnets start to form complex structures on their own. The magnets symbolize atoms, and the experience suggests that compounds can form on their own over time, given a constant input of energy.
Fifty-three years ago, Jerry's Uncle Leo stiffed Jerry's mother out of $50. Eager to get it back, Jerry's father says, "Do you know what that's worth today in interest alone? $663.45, figured at a conservative 5% interest, compounded quarterly." Morty's calculations are almost accurate, though he does not compound quarterly, and his sum includes the principle, not just the interest.