Middle School (ages 11-13) & General Public

Display this demonstration to talk about eclipses, exoplanets and companion stars!

Construct a planet and watch how the rotation of the planet changes the shape!

Construct a paper rocket and launch it using a straw to study forces and momentum!

Create a Cloud in a Bottle from a just a few simple materials! This demonstration can be used to explain the process of the water cycle and the formation of a cloud. 

Learn how to make 2 versions of an Electromagnet. This demonstration can be used to explain the effects of a flowing current and magnetic fields! The 'easy' version involves a D battery and insulated wire while the 'intermediate' version uses a lantern battery, a switch, and insulated wire.

Learn about how our vocal folds work by using straws!

Experience the power of sound by listening to a number of audio files that will transport you to different places! You can find the files here:

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Learn about standing waves and how waves are constructed by creating your own!

Learn about the doppler effect by constructing a doppler ball you can toss around!

Learn about reflection and refraction via lasers in water.