A selection of films suitable for use in the classroom presented by Derek Muller the from the ever popular Veritasium YouTube channel 



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The most radioactive places on earth

This video explains how ionising radiation comes from natural sources, including bananas, which are used as a scale in the video. Derek Muller goes to Hiroshima, a uranium mine, the lab of Marie Curie, the Trinity nuclear bomb test site in New Mexico, in an aeroplane in flight, Chernobyl, and Fukushima.  He also...

Sparks from falling water - Kelvin's thunderstorm

Derek Muller explains how the small charge difference between two streams of water can be used to make a spark, and poses the question as to where this energy comes from.  This experiment was originally devised by Lord Kelvin.

Shadow illusion

This video shows how cards with different shaped holes circle, square, triangle), held to the sun, produce circular points of light, because what is seen is the image of the sun (this is how a pinhole camera works).


Levitating barbecue! Electromagnetic induction

This video shows Faraday’s electromagnetic induction ring, and discusses how a changing magnetic field can induce a current in a wire.  A dramatic demonstration of magnetic induction is shown by levitating a large aluminium plate.