DIYnamics

Affordable materials for geoscience teaching demonstrations

DIYnamics: affordable, accessible Earth science demonstration and teaching materials


Baroclinic instability in a DIYnamics rotating table

DIYnamics develops inexpensive apparatuses for teaching fundamental concepts in Earth sciences, with an emphasis on geophysical fluid dynamics (GFD), in classrooms from the elementary school to university levels. We provide assembly instructions, lesson plans, and instructional videos to enable students and teachers to experiment with Earth science concepts by doing their very own GFD experiments.

Please explore this website (via the links at the top of this page) for information regarding our mission, rotating tank designs, educator resources, past outreach events, and more.

Check out our YouTube channel!

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This is where we post all of our videos: instructions of how to assemble and operate the tables, guides to performing particular experiments, and demonstrations of various science concepts using various tanks!