Mystic Aquarium's Online Educational Resources

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STEM for Kids Online Resources

Mystic Aquarium is sharing fun and free resources for families to access from home through our STEM Mentoring for the Planet program. This week's theme:

Magic 🤯

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How Do Magicians Trick People?

Watch this video from Mystery Science to discover how making close observations like a scientist can help you figure out how magic tricks work.

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Brain Magic

Check out this video playlist from National Geographic Kids to see some fun tricks and learn about the inner workings of your brain. Explore the Vanishing Coin, Hot Sauce Disappearing Act, Rope Joke, and more.   

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Math Magic

Impress your friends with some math magic! Check out the Mental Logs math magic trick. Then see if you can figure out the trick to Marko the Magnificent’s math magic.

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Balance Magic

Watch this video from ZOOM to see how kids use what they know about the center of gravity to make a pencil balance on its tip. Then make your own balance toy (also available in Spanish).   

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Escape from Handcuffs

The magician Harry Houdini was known for being able to escape from handcuffs. Check out this post from Wonderopolis to learn about some of the tricks behind Houdini’s magic.   

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