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Pre-recorded Demos

Along with the demos that will happen live during the Virtual EYH conference, we have some pre-recorded demos that you can follow along with at home at any time! All the videos can be found on our Youtube channel.

Fingernail

The Magnificent Mechanics of Fingernails

Autumn Pratt: Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Cornell University

Do you hate hangnails? This quick video on the interesting mechanics of fingernails may reconcile you to them.
Video link

origami

How Proteins Fold: Protein Origami

Derrick Lin, Josue San Emeterio, Kara Zielinski, Suzette Pabit, Andrea Katz, and Lois Pollack: Applied and Engineering Physics, Cornell University

Have you ever wondered what the proteins in your body look like and how they get that way? Learn about the formation of protein complexes and do it yourself by folding an origami model!
Video link

Materials

  • Paper
  • Scissors
Bubbles

The Physics of Bubbles

Michelle Kelley: Physics, Cornell University

Highlight demonstrations from The Physics of Bubbles EYH Workshop at Cornell for concepts of nucleation sites, surface tension, thin-film interference, and minimal surfaces.
Video link

Materials

  • Seltzer water
  • Dish soap
  • Bubble solution
  • Milk
  • Food coloring
  • Q-tips
  • Wire and string
Plant

Adventures through the Plant Kingdom

Liz Mahood, Clarice Guan, and Heather Phillips: Plant Science, Cornell University

Have you ever wanted to become an adventurer? In this virtual tour, you can join us as we explore the jungle found right at Cornell! We’ll explore the many different types of plants found there, and highlight the exciting, exotic, and important plants. You will see plants that make pretty flowers, a plant that doesn’t make roots, stems, or leaves, plants that make medicine, and plants that move! We will also learn how people study plants and learn about what it’s like to be a plant scientist
Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6, Workshop website

Digestion

The Digestive Physiology of Cows

Amanda Davis: Animal Science, Cornell University

Have you ever wondered why cows can digest grass, but humans can’t? This video shows how the microorganisms in a cow’s rumen help a cow break down grass into nutrients that she needs to make milk. In this demo, you will get to see a rumen sample taken from Cornell’s cannulated cow, Sunny, and you will have the chance to view her rumen microorganisms under the microscope.
Video Link

Check out the Science links page for more activities and other cool science resources!