Gummy Bear Science

Me, in LEGO form, with my next victims! Photo by Maia Weinstock
Me, in LEGO form, with my next victims! Photo by Maia Weinstock

A student of mine (at UIUC), after viewing the Gummy Bear Torture Chamber video making the rounds, asked if a gummy bear would succumb to the forces of high frequency sound waves. My curiosity was piqued so I tested it in the lab. It worked and that was the start of my crusade to use gummy bears to explain scientific concepts and how we do science.

Below each video are a few notes about concepts presented within as well as the materials used.