1 Mechanics

Equal Time/Equal Distance Inclines

Catalog: 
1C20.210B
Location: 
F175 Tall Storage
Roll a heavy metal ball down one of two tracks with notches cut into them to make a clicking sound as the ball goes down the track. One track has notches evenly spaced so the acceleration of the ball is easily detected by clicks coming quicker and quicker. The other track has notches spaced so that as the ball accelerates down the track the clicks come at equal time intervals.

Loaded Beam/Bridge?

Catalog: 
1J40.40B
Location: 
Ac2
Non-concurrent forces app.(4 protractors)

Stacking Tops

Catalog: 
1Q60.171
Location: 
Ae3
A crank up handle with a trigger release sets the tops spinning. They can be stacked on each other.

Inertia Wands and Two Students

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Catalog: 
1Q10.10
Location: 
Ad4
Two wands have the same mass. One wand has the mass concentrated at the ends. The other wand has the mass concentrated at the center. Have two students flip them back and forth as fast as they can.

Reaction gliders-Video

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Catalog: 
1H10.15B
Location: 
3_1
Video Encyclopedia: Burn a string holding a compressed spring between two air gliders.

Stable Gyro

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Catalog: 
1Q50.70A
Location: 
Ae3
Stable gyros

Sail against the wind-Video

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Catalog: 
1J30.60B
Location: 
3_1
Video Encyclopedia : Use a skateboard cart with a foam core sail

Wine Butler

The center of mass must be over the support.
Catalog: 
1J20.60
Location: 
Ab5
A center of gravity demonstration

Centrifugal Force

Ball on a string.
Catalog: 
1D50.10
Location: 
Aa5
Ball on a string is spun around your head.

Walking the spool

Catalog: 
1K10.30A
Location: 
Ac3
Spool with wrapped paper. Depending on the angle the spool can be made to go forward, backwards or skid.

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