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Compression Waves & Sound
A fun and tasty home experiment for the holidays
A new take on a musical physics classic
Shake your pasta and discover resonance
Floating ping-pong balls can teach us how airplanes stay aloft
Experiment with sound (or lack thereof) in a vacuum
Take an exercise ball, some fish net and some old wrenches and presto! You’ve got a music machine.
Explore what happens to building during an earthquake.
Add some light to your night. Make your party one that your friends remember, let those lasers dance, using physics! Use this simple experiment to illustrate sound waves, vibration and reflection.
Amaze your friends with the dancing ping pong ball. It's not magic...It's science!
In the kitchen there are plenty of gadgets that illustrate numerous laws and theories of physics, but none are music to my ears like the musical turkey baster.
While everyone knows that the world needs more cowbell, it is a little known fact that an aluminum rod can sing to your heart’s content.
You are about to build your very own toroidal vortex generator. This device will efficiently transport air across the room in a dazzling display of fluid dynamics.
Most of us hear things all the time – the click of the keys on the keyboard, the notes to our favorite songs, cracks of thunder that accompany a storm…but how does sound travel?