Physicist delights with ruler-breaking science demonstration

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Have you ever ever had a instructor whose enthusiasm for his or her topic piqued your curiosity greater than the topic itself?

I had a biology professor in faculty who would discuss in a low almost-whisper more often than not, however when she acquired enthusiastic about mitochondria or mobile respiration or the levels of mitosis, her voice would rise right into a loud, high-pitched shriek. Whereas her exuberance did not make me fall in love with mobile biology, it did seize my consideration and supply some chuckle-worthy leisure whereas I used to be studying.

For individuals who haven’t got a pure inclination towards sure topics, a passionate instructor could make all of the distinction.

That is one cause a video of Texas A&M College (TAMU) physicist Dr. Tatiana Erukhimova explaining how atmospheric stress works is so pleasant.


Dr. Erukhimova has been instructing at TAMU for greater than 20 years and is the co-author of an undergraduate textbook, “Atmospheric Thermodynamics: Elementary Physics and Chemistry.” She is an award-winning educator, and once you see her physics demonstrations shared on TAMU Physics & Astronomy’s YouTube channel, it isn’t exhausting to see why.

When most of us consider atmospheric stress, we take into consideration the climate. However Erukhimova demonstrates how atmospheric stress may give a newspaper the ability to interrupt a ruler. (Form of—the particular person truly breaks the ruler, however the newspaper is the important thing to enabling it to occur.) This demonstration could be cool by itself, however Erukhimova’s vitality is what actually makes the lesson.

Watch and luxuriate in:

(I’ll or might not be including “Did I impress you? NO!” to my common sayings.)

“Dr. Tatiana” has many comparable movies, all of which have the identical ardour and enthusiasm. Watch her enjoyment of making balloons shrink in liquid nitrogen after which come again to life.

And watch how she describes the “confidence and braveness” you could do a tablecloth inertia demonstration:

A lot enjoyable. Three cheers for lecturers who make studying enjoyable just by enthusiastically sharing their surprise at how issues work.

And if you wish to see extra from Dr. Erukhimova, take a look at her TEDx discuss on Physics as a Road Artwork:

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