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Physics Girl: 5 SCARY Physics Experiments!

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In this episode, host Dianna Cowern conducts and explains 5 scary physics experiments. She uses dry ice, a Van de Graaff generator, and a plasma ball to demonstrate a few principles of physics. Part of the "Physics Girl" series.

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Runtime: 7 minutes 5 seconds

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