**From this page you can view demos for Mechanics classes.**

This page contains all the Mechanics demos. To navigate to a specific category of these demos, use the menu on the left.* To view a demo, click on either the image or the number/name.*

Number/Title | Image | Description |
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1A60.10-Powers of Ten video | This video is used to help students learn units of measure and the scale to which they relate to in real | |

1C20.10 - Penny and Feather in Vacuum Tube | Show the effects of air resistance on a falling penny and feather. | |

1D40.71-Awkward Rollers | The diameter of the circular wheel is equal to the radii of the three arcs ... | |

1D50.10-Ball on String | A simple ball on a string to show uniform circular motion wherein the ... | |

1D50.20-Centripetal Force Apparatus | This demonstration illustrates centripetal force ... | |

1D50.40-Pail of Water | As a bucket or cup of water is spun in a circle, the water does not fall out. This is because ... | |

1D60.10-Howitzer and Bridge | This demonstration shows that the horizontal motion of a projectile ... | |

1D60.20-Drop and Shoot | This demonstration illustrates that a ball shot out horizontally and a ... | |

1D60.30-Monkey Hunter | If a hunter aims his gun at the monkey, and the monkey lets go the ... | |

1F20.25-Smash Block on Bed of Nails | This demonstration shows that even with an additional force (hitting a ... | |

1F20.30-Tablecloth Pull | This demo dramatically shows the importance of impulse. If ... | |

1F20.36-Pen and Hoop | A quick and impressive demonstration of inertia (Newton's First Law). When the hoop is yanked ... | |

1H10.10-Push/Pull me Carts | This demonstration illustrates newtons laws. | |

1H10.20 - Fan Cart | The fan carts display Newton’s Third law of motion. | |

1J10.09-Center of Mass Toys | These toys illustrate how the center of mass of an object can allow objects ... | |

1J10.10-Center of Mass Cans | With just the right amount of liquid in the can, the center of mass is directly above the point of contact and the can balances. | |

1J11.50-Double Cone on Inclined Plane | This demonstration is counterintuitive in that it "rolls uphill" due to the cone's center of gravity. | |

1J30.20-Tension in a String | A counterintuitive demonstration that exposes students' common ... | |

1J40.11-Large Wrench | This visually shows the importance of torque. A large bolt attached to a screw is tight. One can not turn it with their bare ... | |

1J40.25-Torque Wheel | Illustrates the effect of different radii in rotational torque. | |

1J40.41-Torque Beam (Weight Distribution) | A rod is suspended by two spring scales. By varying the location of the spring scales you can view the weight ... | |

1K10.30-Walking the Spool | A counterintuitive demo to teach students about torque and forces. | |

1K20.15-Weight Dependence of Friction | This apparatus shows how the frictional force depends on weight. | |

1K20.35-Angle of Repose | A demonstration to show the angle of repose: the angle at which gravity overcomes the force of ... | |

1K30.10-Bed of Nails | An impressive demonstration to show that pressure is force per unit area. When maximizing the area ... | |

1M40.10-Nose-Basher Pendulum (Suicide Pendulum) | This demonstration illustrates the conservation of energy of a pendulum. The potential energy of the pendulum gets converted ... | |

1M40.15-Pendulum and Peg | This is used to show the conservation of energy in a pendulum bob. | |

1M40.20-Loop Ball Track | This apparatus can be used to show the requirements for a ball to travel in a loop successfully: The centripetal force on top ... | |

1M40.33a-Conservation of Energy Track (1/2) | When two identical balls are simultaneously released from rest at the same position, most students guess that the ball on the top track (the... | |

1M40.33b-Conservation of Energy Track (2/2) | When two identical balls are simultaneously released from rest at the same position, most students guess that the ... | |

1M40.33c-4 Ball Track | What will be the ranking of the balls in the race? 1) Blue, 2) Green, 3) Yellow, 4)Red. | |

1M40.41-Ballistic Pendulum | This demonstration shows how kinetic energy gets transfered into potential energy through conservation of ... | |

1N10.20-Egg in Sheet | This demonstration shows the importance of impulse. | |

1N20.20 - Spring Apart Carts | ||

1N22.10-Rocket Wagon | This demo shows a very crude representation of how a rocket works. As the material leaves the fire extinguisher, it ... | |

1N30.10-Newton's Cradle (Newton's Balls) | This demonstration shows the conservation of energy and linear momentum for multiple collisions. Each ball has ... | |

1N30.30-Frictionless-Momentum (Air Track) | Using an Air track with air gliders, you can visually show what happens when two carts collide elastically (Spring ... | |

1N30.60-Double Ball Drop (Basketball and Tennis ball) | This demonstration visually shows the transfer of momentum between two objects. | |

1Q10.30-Rolling Ring, Disc, and Sphere | This demonstration shows the conservation of mechanical energy. It also shows objects with diffrent moments of ... | |

1Q40.10-Rotating Platform and Weights | This demonstration illustrates the principle of conservation of angular momentum (Ice skater effect). | |

1Q40.23-Centrifugal Governor | This demonstration illustrates the apparent centrifugal force. Can be used to describe the ... | |

1Q40.30-Rotating Platform and Bicycle Wheel | This demonstration shows the conservation of angular momentum. The only angular momentum of the system ... | |

1Q50.20- Bicycle wheel gyroscope | This demonstration illustrates the relationship between the torque and the change in the angular momentum vector. | |

1R10.30-Springs in Series and Parallel | This demonstration illustrates the combination of similar springs (same spring ... | |

1R40.30-Happy and Sad Balls | This demonstration shows different coefficients of restitution using the happy and sad balls. |