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Reflection, Refraction, Diffraction & Interference...That's COOL!
Reflection, Refraction, Diffraction & Interference...That's COOL!

Featured Products Reflection, Diffraction, Diffraction & Interference...That's COOL! The Mini Ripple Tank is a great way to address the wave-energy standards and to teach about the properties of waves by showing how water waves behave. This is in keeping with...

Five Demonstrations for the First Day of Class!
Five Demonstrations for the First Day of Class!

Featured Products Five Demonstrations for the First Day of Class! On the first day of school, it is a good idea to show a demonstration that gets students thinking and sets the stage for what the class is going to...

Three Right Hand Rules of Electromagnetism
Three Right Hand Rules of Electromagnetism

Featured Products Three Right Hand Rules of Electromagnetism Teaching electricity and magnetism is complicated by the challenge that the magnetic forces are perpendicular to the motion of the particles and currents. This requires a three-dimensional perspective which can introduce a...

The Physics of a Roller Coaster Loop
The Physics of a Roller Coaster Loop

Featured Products The Physics of a Roller Coaster Loop Each year millions of people will visit amusement parks in order to ride some of the fastest, highest, most extreme roller coasters. These machines thrill us because of their ability to...

Demonstration of The Photoelectric Effect!
Demonstration of The Photoelectric Effect!

Featured Products Demonstration of The Photoelectric Effect! In 1905 Albert Einstein had his miracle year, publishing 5 papers, including the Special Theory of Relativity, the Mathematical Description of Brownian Motion, and the E=mc2 formula. One of these papers was titled...

Powering Imagination and Creativity OneCar at a Time
Powering Imagination and Creativity OneCar at a Time

Featured Products Powering Imagination and Creativity OneCar at a Time The OneCar is Arbor Scientific's answer to the various needs of STEM Educators. It is an open-ended, creativity-driven approach to science teaching that addresses cross-cutting concepts and offers an opportunity...

Cool Stuff Demos with Violet Lasers
Cool Stuff Demos with Violet Lasers

If you are talking about optics in the classroom and students are learning about how light waves behave, take a look at the blue-violet laser, which produces wavelengths at 405 nm. Featured Products Cool Stuff Demos with Violet Lasers "I definitely...

Air Powered Projectile: An In-Depth Look
Air Powered Projectile: An In-Depth Look

Featured Products Air Powered Projectile: An 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...

Sound and Waves Demonstrations
Sound and Waves Demonstrations

Featured Products Sound and Waves Demonstrations The Mechanical Wave 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...

Measuring Forces on an Inclined Plane
Measuring Forces on an Inclined Plane

Featured Products Measuring Forces on an Inclined Plane 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...

Physics of a Diamagnetic Hover Board
Physics of a Diamagnetic Hover Board

Featured Products Physics of a Diamagnetic Hover Board 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,...

Simple Model of How the Sky Changes Color at Sunset
Simple Model of How the Sky Changes Color at Sunset

Featured Products Simple Model of How the Sky Changes Color at Sunset 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...