Ores Wave Response Test

Contributors: William Grimble



  • To study the effect of sound and electromagnetic waves of varying frequencies on an Oreo Cookie


  • 11 Oreo Cookies
  • Blacklight
  • Microwave
  • Light box
  • Slides of the six colors of visible light on the EM spectrum
  • CB radio
  • Hot plate
  • Tongs
  • Thermometer
  • Sound speakers that connect to computer
  • Computer with program that produces sound waves of varying frequencies


  1. Lay Oreo on blacklight turned on. Turn off room lights. Analyze cookie from various angles and ingest.
  2. Place new Oreo in microwave. Let it run for 15 seconds. Analyze and consume.
  3. Place new Oreos in visible light rays in darkened room. Analyze and consume.
  4. Place new Oreo on antenna of CB radio, send out signal. While doing so, analyze cookie and consume afterwards.
  5. Turn on hot plate, measure temperature at specific point in degrees Celsius, convert to Kelvin and use Wien’s law to determine frequency of infrared waves. Hold Oreo in area with tongs (it’s hot enough to boil water), analyze Oreo from various angles, and consume after it’s cooled down.
  6. Place Oreo on and in front of speaker,produce sound waves of varying frequencies, touch and analyze Oreo, consume.


  • Data table 1 lists the different electromagnetic waves used and their effects on the Oreo test subject
    Frequency (Hz) 75 THz - 30 PHz (ultraviolet) 2.45 GHz (microwave) 400 THz - 789 THz (visible) 26.965 MHz (radio) 39 THz (infrared)
    Visual Change Spots on cookie glowed violet Cookie warmed, cream melted Cream took on hue of illuminating light None Cookie blackened, gave off aroma, cream melted
    Notes None Warner, softer cream, goes down easier None None Warmer, delicious roasted taste, cream melted, goes down easier
  • Data table 2 lists the different sound waves used and their effects on the Ores test subject.
    Frequency (Hz) 20 100 150 200 440 2000 20000
    Visible Vibration (Y/N) NO YES YES YES YES NO NO


  • Based upon the initial results it was found that Oreos are affected by waves of various frequencies, with certain frequencies (lower for sound, UV, IR, Microwaves for EM) having more of an effect than others.
  • After all of the wave tests were done, it was determined that Oreos are best consumed after prolonged exposure to infrared waves.


  • Pretty much the best discovery from this test was how delicious Oreos become when roasted by infrared waves. As a result, these results could be applied to create a device that emits infrared waves inside a small oven, much like a microwave oven. The infrared oven could be used to roast Oreos and possibly other tasty snacks to the consumer's heart's desire.


 DISCLAIMER: The views and opinions expressed herein are in no way affiliated with the Albion Central School District or Nabisco in any way.