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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...

Help Students Reach the Ultimate Form Of Scientific Inquiry
Help Students Reach the Ultimate Form Of Scientific Inquiry

Back to School Means Back to STEM The Next Generation Science Standards (http://www.nextgenscience.org/next-generation-science-standards) identifies eight practices of science and engineering as essential for all students to learn. These are: Asking questions (for science) and defining problems (for engineering) Developing and...

Measuring
Measuring "g" with the g Ball

Click Here to subscribe to the CoolStuff Newsletter and get notified when our next blog is released. Featured Products What is this about? Galileo claimed that all objects fall toward Earth with the same acceleration. Modern measurements indicate that this...

A Visit to Isaac Newton's Home
A Visit to Isaac Newton's Home

Click Here to subscribe to the CoolStuff Newsletter and get notified when our next blog is released. Featured Products A Visit to Isaac Newton's Home When I visited England this summer, I had the opportunity to walk in Isaac Newton's...

SpillNot: The Physics Behind the Slosh
SpillNot: The Physics Behind the Slosh

Click Here to subscribe to the CoolStuff Newsletter and get notified when our next blog is released. Featured Products SpillNot: The Physics Behind the Slosh Although the problem of why coffee spills might seem trivial, it actually brings together a...

Playing in Galileo's Lab
Playing in Galileo's Lab

As I was watching a kayak quietly slip under the Ponte Vecchio in the morning light, I was thinking what it must have been like for Galileo Galilei while living and teaching in Florence, Italy, looking down every day at...

Energy is Energy is Energy!
Energy is Energy is Energy!

Click Here to subscribe to the CoolStuff Newsletter and get notified when our next blog is released. Featured Products Think back to when you were a little kid playing one of your most enjoyable family games on Saturday night. It...

Fresh Ideas for Your Relative Speed Discussions
Fresh Ideas for Your Relative Speed Discussions

Click Here to subscribe to the CoolStuff Newsletter and get notified when our next blog is released. Featured Products Fresh Ideas for Your Relative Speed Discussions Whether we realize it or not, all velocity/speed measurements are made relative to some...

The Perpetual Top
The Perpetual Top

Click Here to subscribe to the CoolStuff Newsletter and get notified when our next blog is released. Featured Products The Perpetual Top Spin this top once, and it will run for…. well quite a while. But how does it work?...

Pendulum Wave: Seems like magic, but it's physics!
Pendulum Wave: Seems like magic, but it's physics!

Click here to subscribe to our CoolStuff Newsletter and get notified when the next blog is released. Featured Products Seems Like Magic, but it's Physics! Sometimes just witnessing a physics demonstration can inspire students to look more deeply into conceptual...

Elementary Gravity and Friction Fun!
Elementary Gravity and Friction Fun!

Click Here to subscribe to the CoolStuff Newsletter and get notified when our next blog is released. Featured Products Elementary Gravity and Friction Fun When exploring a big picture concept like FRICTION, it helps to be able to demonstrate and...

Projectile Motion for Everyone
Projectile Motion for Everyone

Click Here to subscribe to the CoolStuff Newsletter and get notified when our next blog is released. Featured Products Projectile Motion for Everyone Everybody loves the unforgettable, visceral thrill of a rocket launch. Whether it's the Saturn V with 7.6...