10 - 20 min

Test how much energy is required to walk, run, or hike by measuring factors such as heart rate, oxygen uptake, and respiratory quotient.

Discover how long it takes for the brain to react to a stimulus by catching a ruler as fast as you can.

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

Use mousetraps and ping pong balls to understand how nuclear reactors work.

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.

Build a device that releases ring shaped air vortices that are visualized using smoke to show the wonders of fluids

Falling space rocks collide with the surface of planets and moons to create impact craters which can be found all over our solar system

Movement of massive objects in space create gravitational waves that travel outward in spacetime and bend light along the way. We detect these waves by using lasers and watching changes in how light moves through space. This demo uses clear jello and a laser to show how collisions create ripples that radiate outward from the source, which are able to bend light.

Make a flaming tube to explore the physics of waves and acoustics.

The Rubens' Tube should be used with caution and vigilance, especially if used indoors.