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Physics with everyday objects

Graduate Engineering Mechanics Society (GEMS) and MInDS laboratory

Physics with everyday objects
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1) Why diving into a pool of Oobleck is a bad idea!
Although Oobleck is a liquid-y mixture of cornstarch and water, it does not behave like normal water. We will show this by dropping pennies or other objects into a pool of oobleck and water.

2) How does a guitar string make sound?
We will show different shapes exhibited by a string when one end is wiggled and how it is similar to picking a guitar string.

3) Painting interesting designs with Couscous.
We will show interesting patterns exhibited by a vibrating plate using Couscous.

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