Belting Out A Musical Physics Lesson High school science teacher Sam Terfa wanted to demonstrate a fundamental physics principle: resonant frequency. To do so, he found the best singer at Minnehaha Academy and had him serenade a wine glass. It did not turn out well for the glass.
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Belting Out A Musical Physics Lesson

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Belting Out A Musical Physics Lesson

Belting Out A Musical Physics Lesson

Belting Out A Musical Physics Lesson

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High school science teacher Sam Terfa wanted to demonstrate a fundamental physics principle: resonant frequency. To do so, he found the best singer at Minnehaha Academy and had him serenade a wine glass. It did not turn out well for the glass.

Watch the wine glass shatter.