Steve Spangler Science: Toothpick Star Table Trick

Broken toothpicks and water come together so they can spread out and make a star in a dish.

It’s always fun to use simple materials in simple ways and really surprise people with the results. OK, this one is part science and part magic but the results are all real. You start out with broken toothpicks and end up with a star-shaped design after just a few drops of water are added. The best part is that you can watch the change take place right in front of you.


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