4B20.12 - Giant Lava Lamp
Show convection of liquids in action. Can be used as an example of Rayleigh Taylor instability the feature of fluid interfaces responsible for the fingers of the Crab Nebula. ***Need 24 hours notice***
It needs to heat up over night so start the bottom bulb heating the day before use, only turn on top bulb when the professor is using the lamp.
This is an example of Rayleigh Taylor instability with an Atwood number close to 0.