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The Frictional Force Between Two Interleaved Phone Books
The Frictional Force Between Two Interleaved Phone Books

Students often underestimate the force of friction, despite the fact that friction is the force that acts every day to bring their school buses and cars to a stop. In this video, two phone books are interwoven page- by-page and...

Tesla’s Million Volt Revenge
Tesla’s Million Volt Revenge

On October 8th, 2012, magician David Blaine performed a seemingly life-threatening stunt subjecting himself to a whopping one million volts of electricity while wearing a 20-pound chain metal suit. The public was shocked by the performance, a demonstration that seems...

Practical Use of an Inertial Balance
Practical Use of an Inertial Balance

This is the practical use of an Inertial Balance. It is of a "historic nature" but very cool in showing kids just how the balance is and has been used on the Space Shuttle, ISS and back when "SkyLab" orbited...

Sheldon Teaches Penny Physics
Sheldon Teaches Penny Physics

Awesome video for the first day of Physics! Add some humor to the classroom the first day.From The Big Bang Theory – Sheldon teaches Penny Physics, shows the importance of being a good teacher is more then knowing your Physics....

Vortex Rings in Nature and Your Physics Classroom!
Vortex Rings in Nature and Your Physics Classroom!

The video illustrates Vortex Rings being formed by various sources including dolphins and volcanoes. You'll notice in the video that the Vortex Rings are quite stable until they slow down and then at some critical speed, the core enlarges very...

The Amazing Water Slide Human Projectile
The Amazing Water Slide Human Projectile

The Amazing Water Slide: How it was done German engineer Bruno Kammerl, created the human projectile video clip that accumulated more than 1.4 million views worldwide. As luck would have it, I was in Europe when this hit the internet...

Vector Addition Demo
Vector Addition Demo

A truck is traveling 60mph (Constant Velocity), a baseball shoots out of the back at 60mph. Do you really expect the ball to drop straight down? The following video from a Japanese TV show should be a good laugh for...

Newton’s First Law: Supersized!
Newton’s First Law: Supersized!

Galileo theorized that in the absence of any other force, a moving object will continue to move. He called this resistance to changes in motion, inertia. Sir Isaac Newton later polished this concept – turning it into his first law,...