DIYnamics: affordable, accessible Earth science demonstration and teaching materials


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.

The project is led by a group of scientists and students at UCLA.

Please explore this website for information regarding our mission, rotating tank designs, educator resources, past outreach events, and more.

Check out our YouTube channel!

(¡Con videos en Español!)

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!