Teachers & Parents

Resonance is too much!

High school science teacher Sam Terfa wanted to demonstrate a fundamental physics principle: resonant frequency. To do so, he found the best singer at Minnehaha Academy and had him serenade a wine glass. It did not turn out well for the glass.

Required Materials

  • Wine Glass
  • Safety Goggles
  • Loud Voice

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