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Department of Physics

Educational Outreach

Two physics activities using household items.

Straw Clarinets (14+)

Use straws and cling-film to build a straw clarinet and learn about the physics of sound.

Self-supporting Structures (8+)

Build structures based on Leonardo Da Vinci's plans that hold themselves up with no fastenings and can support a surprising amount of weight.  If you need a little help, see the Cheat Sheet here.