1. LED Spectacular
Pretty colors! This reaction comes from placing an Orange LED in liquid nitrogen!
2. The Iron Blob
Run away! Run to the hills! Iron filings have gained sentience and they are hungry!
3. The Lazy Birthday Cake Maker
Just remember kids, Smokey wants you to prevent forest fires.
4. Air Strong! Metal Puny!
That metal looking thing that’s lighter than air? Sulfur Hexafluoride. It’s the metal of the future. Flying car anyone?
5. Power Peppers
That’s a Himalayan Balsam and it’s just one of the many plants that have crazy exploding seed pods. It’s not technically a pepper.
6. IT’S ALIVE
Candles should not be able to do that. And they can’t. The flame is actually being extinguished by electricity not sending it out.
7. Foam Party
For all your foam party needs. That’s hydrogen peroxide and potassium iodide.
8. Bottled Spirits
It’s a ghost! If only. It’s science.
9. Instant Mirror
For when you’re out in the wild and just need to get a shave. Aluminum melted by an off-screen apparatus.
10. Cut Out The Lights
Not just something you do in the backyard when your parents are gone. It’s an experiment!
11. Tower of Power
Wait for it. Then boom, next level bonkers. Thanks to concentrated sulphuric acid and p-nitroaniline
12. Loop da Loop
That’s four times the size of the Earth. FOUR TIMES.
13. H2OOOOOOOOOOOO Snap
Science can be pretty.
14. Feather Boa Constrictor
The lightest touch can destroy! Well, when it’s a feather and Nitrogen Triiodide it can. There’s a higher res one here
15. All Of The Lights (Kanye Voice)
All of the lights / All of the lights / All of the lights (sung from here to eternity)
16. Popping Balloons
Balloon popping .gifs are everywhere on the Internet and I could watch them forever.
17. Ferrofluids Forever
Now on to the ferrofluid gifs. Ferrofluids are essentially super crazy magnetic liquids (it’s more complicated then that). And they do the coolest things. Here are a bunch
20. Slow Motion For Me
The slow motion science gif is maybe the best science gif. A gif gift. A gift of gifs. Here are some. And yes, these are science. Possibly.
21. String You Along
For example, scientists can use this gif to discover just how the vibrations of a violin can change the heartstrings of your soul though beautiful music.
23. Gallagher 3.0
Ballistics are of course a science.
24. White Pellets For Everyone!
Pellets should not be eaten, naturally. That is Sodium Polyacrylate and water reacting by the way.
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