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Demonstrating The Fundamentals of Electric Circuits
Demonstrating The Fundamentals of Electric Circuits

Subscribe to the CoolStuff Newsletter and get notified when our next blog is released. Electric Circuits are an essential topic that cover the conservation of charge, the conservation of energy, the flow of current and the concept of voltage. In...

Kinetic Energy Demonstrated With Newton's Cradle & Colliding Steel Spheres
Kinetic Energy Demonstrated With Newton's Cradle & Colliding Steel Spheres

Subscribe to the CoolStuff Newsletter and get notified when our next blog is released. Explore the science of car crashes at classroom.iihs.org Featured Products Newton’s Cradle is a popular device that shows the energy transfer between moving spheres and a...

Centripetal Force Demonstrated With a Twirling Tray
Centripetal Force Demonstrated With a Twirling Tray

Subscribe to the CoolStuff Newsletter and get notified when our next blog is released. Explore the science of car crashes at classroom.iihs.org The swinging bucket of water has been a teacher favorite for centuries. Teachers typically swing the bucket in...

A Better way of Demonstrating Rotational Inertia
A Better way of Demonstrating Rotational Inertia

Subscribe to the CoolStuff Newsletter and get notified when our next blog is released. Featured Products A Better Way of Demonstrating Rotational Inertia  Have you ever struggled to describe Rotational Inertia to your students? Even worse, have you ever struggled...

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

Subscribe to the CoolStuff Newsletter and get notified when our next blog is released. Featured Products Reflection, Refraction, Diffraction & Interference...That's COOL! The Mini Ripple Tank is a great way to address the wave-energy standards and to teach about the...

Principia Mathematica: Let's Revisit Newton's Laws
Principia Mathematica: Let's Revisit Newton's Laws
Newton’s Principia Mathematica, the book published in 1687, contains Newton’s three laws of motion. Most people think he wrote it to explain forces on blocks, falling stones, and pulleys. But that’s not true. The purpose of the book was to...
Calories From a Heat Pack
Calories From a Heat Pack

Subscribe to the CoolStuff Newsletter and get notified when our next blog is released. Featured Products Calories From a Heat Pack This article was written with the intention to focus on middle school science experiments, however, I would not be...

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

Subscribe to the CoolStuff Newsletter and get notified when our next blog is released. 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...

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

Click here to subscribe to our CoolStuff Newsletter and get notified when the next blog is released. Featured Products Three Right Hand Rules of Electromagnetism Teaching electricity and magnetism is complicated by the challenge that the magnetic forces are perpendicular...

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

Subscribe to the CoolStuff Newsletter and get notified when our next blog is released. 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...

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

Subscribe to the CoolStuff Newsletter and get notified when our next blog is released. 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...

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. Subscribe to the CoolStuff Newsletter and get notified when our...