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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.
|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 ...
|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 ...
|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 ...
|This visually shows the importance of torque. A large bolt attached to a screw is tight. One can not turn it with their bare ...
|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.
|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
|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).
|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.