Amaze your students with
quick demonstrations that teach common physical science topics-
sound, color dynamics, energy, pressure, density, rotation, and
scientific inquiry. Over a dozen effective demonstrations will be
Presented by: Janet
from the Workshop are located below the handouts on this page.
Bottle Balance Beam
A fun demonstration for showing center of gravity. Amaze your students as you get a full 2 liter bottle to balance on an angled piece of wood.
Use this old parlor trick to teach about the incompressibility of liquids and Pascal’s law of equal pressure.
Breaking Board Paradox
Can a single sheet of paper hold a board that is struck with a hammer on the edge of a table? Demonstrate the tremendous
force of air pressure.
Gyroscope Bicycle Wheel
Why is a moving bicycle much more stable than one that is stopped? The answer lies in the momentum of the wheels. The following activities can be used to demonstrate the properties of a rotating bicycle wheel (or a gyroscope).
Watch three classic pressure demonstrations including the collapsing can.