Smashing Pumpkins: The Physics Teacher

Congratulations to Dr. Tonya Coffey on her latest publication in The Physics Teacher! A popular trend on social media has people everywhere wrapping rubber bands around the center of a pumpkin until the pressure causes an explosion. Dr. Tonya Coffey, Professor in the Physics and Astronomy Department, has collaborated with fellow researchers to show the physics behind this pumpkin exploding activity as well as the importance of demonstrations such as these in STEM classrooms. To check out the full article, click the link below!

Published: Dec 7, 2021 3:42pm