Vocal Fold Straws
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:
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 moment of intertia and rotaional mechanics through racing food cans down an inclinded plane.
This demo will show what happens to the surface of a moon or planet when a rockets lands.
Longitudinal and Transverse Waves
This demonstration uses a slinky and tuning fork to explain two types of waveforms in our world: transverse and longitudinal. A discussion on sound waves is included and leads to categorizing sound waves as longitudinal waves.
Slimy Spaghetti and Meatballs
By dropping a magnet through a copper tube, participants learn how the magnetics fields can still interact with nonmagnetic materials.
Polarization of Light
This demonstration explains transverse waves and some surprising properties of polarizers.