Who is that man with the poofy hair?
Ruthie could tell you that it is Professor Poliakoff from Periodic Videos!
This post is the second installment in my Learning with YouTube series. You can check out the first post here.
This is another great channel on YouTube that I am comfortable showing my kids without previewing them.
Professor Poliakoff and the others on this channel set out to make a video for every element on the periodic table. After they succeeded in completing this task, they have now made updates to some of those videos and made videos about interesting chemistry experiments.
These videos are not geared toward little kids, but our kids still enjoy them. I have also learned a lot from these videos, like the color of liquid oxygen, how to launch a ping pong ball with a vacuum, that there is only one liquid in the world that can dissolve gold, and other amazing ideas.
I like the fact that they are willing to share videos about experiments that did not work (and figuring out why they did not work).
Dispite his odd appearance, Professor Poliakoff is very interesting and a brilliant scientist. The kids always get excited when they release a new video.
Here are a couple of my favorites:
As I was getting this links, I saw that there is a new video on why ice cubes crack in water. I know what we are doing when I am done typing.