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Science Magic Tricks - Magic Tricks Based on Science

Science magic tricks are magic tricks that look like "magic," a trick with a secret. However, with a science magic trick, there is no secret, there's a scientific concept or principle - from either physics or chemistry - that looks like "magic." You can choose to perform science magic tricks as tricks, or use these as teaching opportunities to demonstrate a scientific concept of physics or chemistry.

Science Magic Tricks
Science magic tricks are magic tricks that look like "magic," a trick with a secret. However, with a science magic trick, there is no secret, there's a scientific concept or principle - from either physics or chemistry - that looks like "magic." You can choose to perform science magic tricks as tricks or use these as teaching opportunities to...

Science Magic Tricks - The Paper Band
This science magic trick is based on a field known as "topology." By making loops out of newspaper strips, you are able to cut them and vary the results: 1) two separate rings, 2) one long ring and 3) two interlinked rings. The science magic trick also employs a Mobius strip.

Science Magic Trick - Steel Straw
In this science magic trick, you cause an ordinary straw to penetrate deeply into an apple by simply thrusting the straw. How did the straw become so strong? Was it a magic trick, or science? If you've got great aim and technique, you can actually cause an ordinary straw to completely pass through the apple.

The Floating Metal Science Magic Trick
Can one float metal, for example, a paper clip, on water? In this science magic trick, you'll learn how. Making a paper clip float on water may look like magic, but it's all science, and yet another "trick" in our series of science magic tricks.

Bill Drop Science Magic Trick
In this science magic trick - actually it's a challenge based on a scientific principle - you ask a spectator to try and catch a bill before it falls through his fingers. Despite the spectator's best efforts, the bill falls to the floor. The magical secret is all science.

Science Magic Tricks, The Tube
Here's a science magic trick that relies on a visual illusion - an optical illusion of sorts - to create a seemingly ordinary-looking tube, but with gimmicking that hides a secret compartment.

Science Magic Tricks - Card Magic
In this science magic trick, you find a spectator's selected card by relying on an unusual method. This card magic trick relies on a common compound that effectively marks the position of a spectator's selected card in the deck. And the secret and end result make it a science magic trick.

Science Magic Tricks - Boomerang
This science magic trick is based on an optical illusion that fools the mind's ability to judge. The science magic trick teaches a lesson in optical illusions. It's an easy magic trick that is often found in magic sets and beginning magic books. If you like, you can make your own out of cardboard or heavy paper - I'll discuss how to do this.

Wheel Magic Science Trick
Since science and math are so interlinked, this magic trick, which is actually based on a mathematical principle, becomes a science magic trick.

Science Magic Tricks - The Math Prediction
This science magic trick is a a mysterious prediction that's based on a mathematical concept. Try it out yourself before you perform it for friends. It's not a magic trick, it's simply science and math.

What Are Science Magic Tricks?
Not really a branch of classic conjuring and not exactly pure rocket science, science magic tricks are stunts, feats and even tricks that look like "magic," but are based on scientific principles or concepts from the fields of chemistry, physics, physiology and mathematics.

Science Magic Trick - Vanishing Water
In this science magic trick, you cause some water that you have poured into a cup to magically vanish, as if into thin air. This is one of those science magic tricks that is based on a scientific principle that you don’t tell spectators about, as opposed to being a demonstration of a scientific concept that appears to be magic.

Science Magic Trick - Lassoing an Ice Cube
In this science magic trick, you will learn how to lasso an ice cube. Yes, ice is slippery and doesn't lend itself to being caught in a loop, but with a little knowledge of science, you'll be able to successfully capture some ice.

Teaching Science With Magic
On this page, I take the "science magic tricks" on the site and group them by their scientific principles. I'm hoping that those who want to demonstrate or teach a particular scientific principle will be able to quickly locate an "experiment" or "trick" that may suit the purpose. You may be able to use these as the basis for a class lesson.

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