Check out this awesome experiment made from toy cars and a track. No matter where a car starts on this track, it always takes the same amount of time to reach the end!
Check out this nifty experiment: nitinol is a nickel-titanium metal alloy with a remarkable property: shape memory! You can bend a nitinol wire with ease, but when it’s warmed with a hair dryer it regains its original shape!
Check out this awesome little experiment to crush our beloved mascot, Cam The Ram (or your plush toy of choice). Don’t worry, Cam was fine and bounces right back!
How does the shape of your ears affect how you hear? Brenna and Brian explore Animal Ears: ears shaped like those of a brown long-eared bat and an aye-aye lemur. Hear the world in a brand new way with this simple experiment!
This week, Brian and Elizabeth show us how to use a humidifier, inner tube, and a light to make little fog doughnuts.
This week Lena and Brian explore lenticular plastic — which contains many tiny cylindrical lenses — to play some cool tricks with light. This special plastic defocuses light along one axis, and is the basis of the LSOP experiment “Straw Crossed”.
Beau shares one last experiment with Heather before he heads off to medical school. “Muscle Memory” uses nitinol wire; sometimes called memory wire, nitinol is a nickel-titanium alloy that “remembers” its previous shape and reverts back to it when heated. The mechanism is an unusual phase change in the metal.
This week, we have a special video from our visiting science teacher Chris Chiaverina. Chris shows us how a microphone works and how to build “Slinky Sounds”, an awesome little experiment that makes some sci-fi sound effects!
This week, Rachel shows us how to make a vortex canon. This simple device shoots rings of air, and it can be made any size from tiny to gigantic!