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Top 10 Physics Demos You're Not Doing!
Top 10 Physics Demos You're Not Doing!
This video is a collection of demonstrations that are either original or very rare – and you should be doing them. They come from many physics demonstrations that I have developed over the years. Of course, there are more than...
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...

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,...

Fun and engaging activities using the Energy Stick
Fun and engaging activities using the Energy Stick

Featured Products Fun and engaging activities using the Energy Stick Welcome to our March 2015 Issue of our CoolStuff Newsletter. This month, we are featuring a simple, safe and Cool device called an Energy Stick. Physics teacher James Lincoln demonstrates...

Top 10  Demonstrations with the Plasma Globe
Top 10 Demonstrations with the Plasma Globe

Featured Products Top 10 Demonstrations with the Plasma Globe  The plasma ball is an engaging and safe tool for studying high voltages and the electric field and can be used in middle school, high school, and college level physics courses. A...

Recreate Physics History: Build a Voltaic Pile
Recreate Physics History: Build a Voltaic Pile

Featured Products Recreate Physics History: Build a Voltaic Pile In the late 1700s, Italian scientist Luigi Galvani stumbled across one of the most important discoveries of all time. He found that frog legs would contract when some of the muscles...

The Electricity & Magnetism Light Bulb Demo Will Light Up Minds
The Electricity & Magnetism Light Bulb Demo Will Light Up Minds

Featured Products The link between electricity and magnetism finds its legendary roots back to Hans Christian Ørsted when he supposedly found that electric current affected his compasses during a student lecture. That piece of scientific history may be one of...

Build a Faraday Motor with Your Students!
Build a Faraday Motor with Your Students!

Featured Products Demonstrate Magnetic Fields, Electric Current, and Basic Principles of the Motor In 1820, Danish physicist/chemist Hans Christian Ørsted (Oersted) noticed that when current from his Voltaic pile was switched on and off, a compass needle placed near the...

High Voltage and High Drama: Right in Your Classroom!
High Voltage and High Drama: Right in Your Classroom!

Featured Products High Voltage and High Drama Using high voltage equipment in the classroom can be exciting and educational for students, but most students AND teachers do not realize the real-life applications of such devices in their everyday lives. Although...

Electricity, Wavelength, and Energy
Electricity, Wavelength, and Energy

Featured Products Electricity, Wavelength, and Energy Looking for a Hands-On Activity to Excite your Students about Learning Electricity? In this issue of CoolStuff we have just the thing! A series of hands-on electricity activities that students can use to to...

Electricity Part II: Getting Connected
Electricity Part II: Getting Connected

You might assume that most of your students are capable of lighting a light bulb given a battery, a bulb, and a single strand of wire. In actuality, when faced with this challenge, some students may succeed at the task...