Posted on April27,2017 by James Lincoln
The Air Powered Projectile in-depth look
One of the best ways to engage your students in the study of projectile motion is with direct experiment and observation. For this purpose I recommend the air-powered projectile. It safely and reliably demonstrates projectile motion by simply releasing compressed air. Here are five experiments to get you started.
The soft [...]
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Posted on March16,2017 by Andrea Kelly
Are you attending the Michigan Science Teachers Association meeting or the NSTA National Conference in LA in a next few weeks? We will have booths and workshops at both. Here are the details!
VISIT OUR BOOTH:
ATTEND OUR WORKSHOPS:
MSTA Annual Conference in at the Suburban Collection Showcase in Novi, Michigan
March 24-25, 2017
Booth # 407- 409
Cool Tools for Sound & Waves [...]
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Posted on January10,2017 by Andrea Kelly
The Mechanical Waves Value Pack is an important addition the laboratory of any teacher who is passionate about the physics of waves or the physics of sound. The applications for these materials are far reaching and they provide analogies for several topics in Physics, Chemistry, and other sciences.
At the heart of the collection is the [...]
This post was posted in Uncategorized, CoolStuff Newsletters, Motion, Force & Motion and was tagged with Newton's First Law, James Lincoln, chladni plates, sine wave, coolsfuff
Posted on October28,2016 by James Lincoln
The Forces on an Inclined Plane Demonstrator is a new piece of physics equipment that can help make the abstract concepts of vector components of forces a tangible reality. The innovation of the device is that it can be manipulated at will. The angles can be set and reset quickly and the forces measured fairly quickly.
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Posted on October10,2016 by Andrea Kelly
#CSTA16 is upon us again and we are excited to see you at our booth #100. Also, we want to let you know about our exciting and engaging workshop planned:
Cool Tools for Electricity & Magnetism
Friday, October 21 8:00am-9:30am
Room: REN Pueblo
See us at Booth 100 and our Workshop
Make a light bulb filament "dance [...]
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Posted on September1,2016 by James Lincoln
Small scale models which levitate diamagnetic materials such as this haven't existed for the classroom, until now! It is only recently, with the creation of artificial neodymium magnets and artificial pyrolytic graphite, that the effects can finally be easily demonstrated.
Diamagnetism is a very interesting and promising phenomenon in which macroscopic objects can be made to float under their own [...]
This post was posted in CoolStuff Newsletters, Magnetism and was tagged with electricity, James Lincoln, Diamagnetic Levitation, Paramagnetism, hover board, pyrolytic graphite
Posted on August19,2016 by Andrea Kelly
We want to thank you for attending our CSTA workshop. Thank you for taking a moment to fill out our short purchasing survey. Your opinion is important to us and will help us improve the products we carry. Just click below to start, and after you submit the survey and you'll be entered to our win a free [...]
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Posted on August10,2016 by James Lincoln
The Sunset Egg is a fun and engaging demonstration on the science of light. The egg is made of “opalescent” glass. This refers to the way it looks different at different viewing angles (similar to the gem’s properties).
An oil-polished Sunset Egg, lit from below, shows both blue sky and yellow sun.
To use the egg [...]
This post was posted in CoolStuff Newsletters, Light & Color, Optics, Illusions and was tagged with James Lincoln, Sunset Egg, science of light, Rayleigh Scattering
Posted on September8,2015 by James Lincoln
Anna Spitz explains the physics of the eye, and proves how we actually do see an upside down world.
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Posted on January14,2015 by James Lincoln
10 thermal conductivity demos for less than $12
Watch Physics Teacher James Lincoln use the simple, inexpensive Liquid Crystal Sheet to visually demonstrate:
-the temperatures of varying light sources
-how styrofoam insulation works
-the wavelength of a microwave
-plus much more!
This post was posted in CoolStuff Newsletters, Energy, Sound & Waves and was tagged with heat transfer, friction, insulators, James Lincoln, Thermal conductivity, Thermocline, Liquid Crystal Sheet, Heat Experiments, Heat sensitive paper