Science & Nature

The Magic of Science!

Science Phenomena that Seem Like Magic will be Demonstrated and Explored
Sam Chamberlain
374 total reviews for this teacher
101 reviews for this class
Completed by 510 learners
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60 minutes

per class

Meets once


year olds


learners per class

per learner

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Class Experience

Students will learn simple physics and chemistry concepts that explain stunning scientific demonstrations.  Examples include Newton's Laws of Motion and combustion reactions.  Potentially dangerous demonstrations are conducted with a strong safety message and safety equipment.  The at-home activity for participants involves common kitchen items: 

White Paper or Dinner Plate
Ground Pepper
Liquid Dish or Laundry Detergent
Towel (for possible spills)
Toothpick (optional)    
I have decades of experience performing combustion demonstrations and have lead safety training sessions for coworkers.
 1 file available upon enrollment
Dinner Plate White (solid color contrasting pepper), Pie Pan or Similar Dish Water (enough to cover bottom dish) Ground Pepper (a few shakes) Dish Detergent (less than a drop) Toothpick
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
1 hour per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.
This class may include two combustion demonstrations:  steel wool and moss spores.  All combustion or fire demonstrations are prefaced by a strong safety message including the warning not to try the demonstration at home.  I will also highlight my use of safety equipment including safety goggles and a fire extinguisher.


Sam Chamberlain
Lives in the United States
Professional Magician & Educator
374 total reviews
559 completed classes

About Me

My name is Sam Chamberlain and my magic name is AlakaSam.  I am a professional magician, balloon twister, scientist and educator.  I live, perform and teach in the Seattle area.  I have a degree in Education & Natural Resources from Cornell... 
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