Watch out for flying cereal!! I decided to watch a demonstration this morning in the ___ Theatre. As they were setting up I had no idea what to expect! I saw a beaker of Rice Krispie Cereal, a very large class of water and a rain stick. What could these things possibly have in common?
Quickly, I learned the answer to my question was sound Vibrations! The group this morning was small, so we got to come up onto the stage with the instructor and get up close and personal views of what was going on, how lucky was I? Next we were told to close our eyes and listen to the sound we heard and try to identify it. We successfully identified the sounds of rain from the rain stick and thunder from another device. We learned all about how the vibrations that the objects made were the reason we were hearing these sounds and noises we heard. My favorite part came next when we got to see the vibrations from the tuning fork as they came in contact with Rice Krispie Cereal. When the vibrating fork just slightly touched the cereal, the Krispies leaped out of the container! Pretty cool what sound can do.
This post was written by our very own Katy Grant. A Marketing Intern here at Arizona Science Center. A rising Junior at Elon University in North Carolina, and couldn’t be enjoying life at the Center more!