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September 21, 2019

CATEGORY: Show Me the Physics! Video Contest (2014) [back]
TOPIC: A universe in a cup of water by Victor Andrei Stoica [refresh]
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Sorana Dana Stoica wrote on Jul. 29, 2014 @ 20:55 GMT
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Video Description

Simple and fun physics experiments with cups of water. Kids are encouraged to try to do them! By doing them, they can learn about pressure, sound, Archimede's law, and even about the spin of the electron.

Video Creator Bio

Victor Stoica is 9 year old boy, interested in the fun side of math and physics, and especially in computer games and Lego.

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Member Marc Séguin wrote on Sep. 9, 2014 @ 02:19 GMT
Victor,

You made a very fun video: you really demonstrated a lot of physics principles! Good luck in the contest!

Marc

P.S. I am glad you liked the 2nd video of my "This Is Physics" video. If you have an appreciation of the other 2, don't forget to leave it before the deadline of Friday. Thank you!

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Kristen Hamilton wrote on Sep. 9, 2014 @ 14:22 GMT
This is good; you covered a lot of concepts in a 5 minute video. Good Luck!

My video is "The Cool Physics of Refrigeration." If you can find the time to watch and rate it before Friday, that would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

David

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Turil Sweden Cronburg wrote on Sep. 12, 2014 @ 17:51 GMT
To be inspiring, we have to find things that we really want to answer, and then help people find the tools to answer those questions. This poor kid seems totally bored and uninterested in these experiments, because they don't really relate to his life or the things he wants to understand. I think this is the primary problem with many scientists and even teachers, failing to pay attention to what others want to learn, and how they want to learn it.

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Sorana Dana Stoica replied on Sep. 13, 2014 @ 11:13 GMT
For your information, this kid (re)discovered a lot of interesting stuff (some including simple math and physics facts) by play, by being curious and passionate. He learned to read and listen in English (not his native language) by himself, by reading and watching online videos. He may seem a little shy, not bored, but now is the first time he speaks English, and he formulated most of the phrases in this video, without a script. I think your comment is unfair both to him, and to physicists in general.

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Jonathan J. Dickau wrote on Sep. 26, 2014 @ 16:00 GMT
Very well done!

It is especially remarkable that this came from a 9 year old boy, and I can believe that he learned or devised most of it himself - through his own playful explorations - or by asking questions of the learned adults around him. It seems from the comments above, Victor, that you are a living example of what I talk about in my essay on the value of play, or what Joseph Chilton Pearce calls the Magical Child. The portion of the video about things that need to be rotated twice sounds more like a son trying to spout his father's wisdom, but the cup trick was particularly impressive.

I am glad you liked my video, and invited me to watch yours.

Have Fun!

Jonathan

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Jonathan J. Dickau replied on Sep. 26, 2014 @ 16:05 GMT
In fact..

Several of the tricks with cups were impressive, Victor. Keep practicing, and make every trick as smooth as silk, until you get to be like Professor Sprott - whom I imagine can do Physics demonstrations in his sleep!

All the Best,

Jonathan

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Jonathan J. Dickau replied on Sep. 26, 2014 @ 16:48 GMT
Hello again Victor,

As a reward for creating this wonderful video, and for the thoughtful comments you left about mine - I have something to share. When there is time; you are invited to watch my Fractal Music Video!

Mandelbrot Butterfly Safari

Enjoy!

Jonathan

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Sorana Dana Stoica replied on Sep. 27, 2014 @ 08:59 GMT
Dear Sir,

Thank you for the kind words, and for the link to your fractal music video. I really liked it!

I wish you good luck in the contest and with your work!

Victor

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