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What do smoores and the speed of light have in common?
- Sep 30, 2008 at 9:18PM
Hello fellow nerds
So, if you're ever looking for an awesome demo to do with your SPS group, I've got you covered:
Measure (well ok, "calculate" for you politically correct readers) the speed of light with a microwave and chocolate/marshmallows!!! Basically you put your chocolate/marshmallows on a plate and put it in the microwave for a few seconds, just enough for some parts to get melty. The nodes of the wavelength will be the melted parts, so measure your wavelength from that and use the frequency on the microwave to get the speed of light, lambda*nu=c :D
Here's more instruction:
My group found that the marshmallows worked a bit better...but try both! then everyone can have smoores after the experiment is done!
Post edited September 30, 2008 at 9:22 PM EST.