Fiberglass and polymers are the main materials used to make skiis. Engineers design these skiis to create the right flexibility and rigidity required to ski according to regulation but also safely and as fast as possible.
Beakman explains what bones are by using a skeleton and a model. He explains how durable bones are and why they are durable. He then shows how a bone breaks and compares it to a surf board that's broken. Beakman uses an animation clip to show how a bone would repair itself with osteoblasts and more.
Beakman explains germination as an overview with a short video clip. Then explains the durability and uniqueness of different kinds of seeds. Using an animated clip, he explains how birds help spread seeds. They then perform a demo showing how plants always grow toward light.
The peacock mantis shrimp intrigued researchers at UC Riverside when studying the shrimp's claws. They're shells are hard and durable. Scientists are looking towards the shrimp's shell to develop a new synthetic material.