Physics with everyday objects
Graduate Engineering Mechanics Society (GEMS) and MInDS laboratory
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.