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Interactive video lesson plan for: Floating Rice Bottle - Sick Science! #116

Activity overview:

Although this effect is presented with modern containers like plastic soda bottles, the original magic trick dates back thousands of years. The magician shows everybody two identical bottles of rice and two chopsticks. When the performer plunges a chopstick into the bottle of rice and lifts, the rice and bottle seem so light that they float upwards as the chopstick is raised. But, when a spectator is invited to do the same thing with the other bottle of rice and chopstick, it refuses to rise. Nothing changes when the performer and spectator exchange chopsticks -- the performer's bottle rises while the spectator's does not. What is the secret? Read the full experiment to find out: http://www.stevespanglerscience.com/experiment/floating-rice-bottles

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