Musical Bottles

Sound is the vibration of molecules traveling as a wave through various media. In this demo, students learn how wave amplitude affects the pitch of a sound. They will play different notes on bottles of water to discover the physics behind why instruments can make different sounds.

MusicalBottles_StudentHandout.pdf

Mirror Obstacle Course

Students explore the concept of light and reflection using an object they see everyday: a mirror. Here, students will learn what is happening when light interacts with a mirror and how this concept makes mirrors a valuable tool for optical devices as well as everyday life.

Mirror_Obstacle_Course_StudentHandout.pdf

Magnetic Field Lines

Magnets are used in many everyday objects, such as TV's, videotapes, and speakers. Not only that, we are also living on one giant magnet - the Earth. All magnets produce magnetic fields, and magnetic field lines are a way to visualize these magnetic fields. This demo will use this phenomenon to demonstrate basic concepts of magnetism.

MagneticFieldLines_StudentHandout.pdf