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  • Levitating Superconductor on a Möbius strip

    Posted on April 24, 2015 by Bruce Rea

    We found this great video by The Royal Institution using a track made from over two-thousand neodymium magnets and a superconductive disk for the ultimate slot car toy for grownups. The Möbius strip style of the track allows the disk to travel right side-up and upside down with each lap showing that the disk works [...]

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  • NSTA Chicago Workshops

    Posted on March 1, 2015 by Bruce Rea

    Arbor Scientific's NSTA National workshops by Buzz Putnam for 2015.
    Cool Tools for Force and Motion
    Thursday, March 12 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    McCormick Place, W470a
    These engaging demos are presented by award-winning teacher Buzz Putnam. Classroom-ready activities include Stunt Car Lab, the Monkey-Hunter “problem,” the vertical vs. horizontal acceleration demo, a simple way to prove “g” is always the [...]

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  • MSTA Grand Rapids

    Posted on February 14, 2015 by Bruce Rea

    See us at booth 19 and make sure you can attend our workshops to see our "cool tools" in action.
    Cool Tools for Force & Motion
    Donald Pata, Arbor Scientific Primary Subject: GS, PH Interest Level: MS, HS, CO

    Friday, February 27, 2015 9:00 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.

    Location: Thornapple
    Learn a simple way to prove ‘g’ doesn’t change. Launch [...]

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  • HASTI Indianapolis Feb 11-13

    Posted on January 30, 2015 by Bruce Rea

    Stop by and say hi, we will be at booth 615 and have a few workshops including Sound and Waves by Elaine Gwinn, Fun with Light, and Color and Motion Inquiry by Dr. Joel Bryan.
    Stop, Hey, What's That Sound?
    "Cool" ways to help students understand the principles of sound and waves, and how they relate to everyday [...]

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  • New Stirling Engine gets students pumped

    Posted on January 23, 2015 by Bruce Rea

    This Stirling Engine is a hot air engine that uses the expansion and contraction of air under the influence of a temperature change to convert thermal energy into mechanical work and electrical energy. The electrical energy is then used to power an LED bulb. The principle of the engine is simple. A denatured alcohol burner [...]

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  • Holiday Gift Ideas

    Posted on November 17, 2014 by Chris Posa

    Galileoscope Kit

    Product # 11-0020

    Add to Cart

    Super Bottle Rocket Launcher

    Product # P4-2050

    Add to Cart

    CHEM C1000 Chemistry Kit

    Product # C1-6000

    Add to Cart

    Crystal Growing Kit

    Product # C1-3150

    Add to Cart

    Fun Fly Stick Science Kit

    Product # 11-0051

    Add to Cart


    Product # P6-2030

    Add to Cart

    Magic Science Kit

    Product # 11-0041

    Add to Cart

    Newtonian Demonstrator - Newton's Cradle

    Product # P1-6001

    Add to Cart

    Plasma Globe 7 inch

    Product [...]

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  • Teaching About Inclines

    Posted on October 7, 2014 by Bruce Rea

    As part of the AAPT Films Series, James Lincoln explains the theory and laboratory techniques involved in the teaching of inclines.

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  • Toy Box Physics: smoke rings, mushroom clouds and vortexes

    Posted on September 10, 2014 by Bruce Rea

    This was the winning entry for the Toy Box Physics Contest by James Lincoln. He describes how vortices / vortexes are made and shows how to make them. He also shows when they occur in nature, including the mushroom cloud, dolphins and an air cannon.

      James Lincoln
    Tarbut V’ Torah High School
    Irvine, CA, USA
    James Lincoln teaches Physics in Southern [...]

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  • The Fizziks Wizard: Making Science Phun Again!

    Posted on August 21, 2014 by Bruce Rea

    Buzz Putnam has been presenting workshops, developing products, and writing newsletters for Arbor Scientific for years in addition to his teaching Physics/nanotechnology at Whitesboro High School. Now he offers Science Workshops/Training for Science Teachers, Student Groups & Assemblies.
    Check out his site to schedule your workshop and see Future Workshops he will be giving around the country. He [...]

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  • Holography Made Easy Kit

    Posted on August 19, 2014 by Bruce Rea

    Litiholo holography – So easy even a caveman could have done it (apparatus review) by Chris Chiaverina featured in The Physics Teacher details our new Holography Kit #P2-7050. Read the attached PDF from Vol. 48, November 2010 The Physics Teacher. "Who could have ever imagined that making a hologram could be so simple?"

    Download: Litiholo holography [...]

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