Activities


Ripley's Aquarium of Canada Instagram Video Contest

CONTEST TIME! What creature is the most interesting swimmer?  Starting Nov 1, the Dept of Physics at the University of Guelph and Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada are teaming up for an Instagram video contest. Make us a video explaining what creature is the most interesting swimmer using physics to back it up! Winner gets a pass for four to the Ripley’s Aquarium and a $100 book prize from the Department of Physics at the University of Guelph!

Videos can be as simple as just speaking to camera or as complex as graphics and editing, but we'll be judging you on how well you use physics to explain who the most interesting swimmer is. We’re excited to hear from you!

RULES: You must follow both @phygu and @ripleysaquaca

Upload up to two minutes of video to your Instagram and hashtag it #SWIMTERESTING.

Tag @phygu and @ripleysaquaca in the description.

Open to any individual of any age up to and including grade ten.

Must be posted by midnight Nov 25th Eastern Daylight Time.

Winners announced Nov 30th as part of our live event at the Guelph Civic Museum!

For additional information please contact  orbax@uoguelph.ca

Resonance

Physics of Music and Recording

  • Do it yourself Speakers for less than two dollars

    Students creating a do it yourself speakerA step-by-step guide to making your own loudspeaker with a magnet, some wire, a plastic water bottle and a plastic cup. Written by Bonnie Lasby. You can download the DIY speakers guide here.
  • Frequency Analyzer

    Screenshot of Relisoft's Frequency AnalyzerDownload freeware which allows you to visualize sounds and harmonics. You need a PC with soundcard and a computer microphone to speak into, or a .WAV file. Visit Reliable Software's Frequency Analyzer page to download the program.
  • Wave synthesis

    Online Wave Synthesizer screenshotOnline wave synthesizer, allowing you to hear and see harmonic wave patterns. Visit Schulphysik's Fourier Synthesis to use the synthesizer.

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