Middle School (ages 11-13) & General Public

This demonstration dramatically shows how not just the strength of a material, but how it is designed, is important when withstanding forces.

After completing Part 1, explore solar system formation, tides, and planetary rings using a spandex sheet.

Participants learn about impulse by building vehicles to drop eggs in. 

Constructing this simple and inexpensive portable cellphone charger provides an introduction to soldering and electronics.

Practically, these units can be used for charging in regions of the world where grid electricity is not readily available.

A sugar-water solution is used to create a liquid with a variable index of refraction. Participants learn about solutions, gradients, and refraction.

Students learn about glass, how glass is formed, and under what conditions that can occur.

This demonstration explains transverse waves and some surprising properties of polarizers.

By constructing a simple straw “oboe,” participants learn about sound waves and closed pipe resonance. 

This workshop uses marshmallows to teach participants about waves and to calculate the speed of light. 

This demonstration provides a three-dimensional visualization of magnetic field lines using ferrofluid.

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