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.
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.
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!
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.
- Seltzer water
- Dish soap
- Bubble solution
- Food coloring
- Wire and string
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
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.
Check out the Science links page for more activities and other cool science resources!