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

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 to understand Rotational Inertia yourself? Did you know Rotational Inertia is the same as...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

See Energy Transformation with a Thermal Camera or Steel Spheres
See Energy Transformation with a Thermal Camera or Steel Spheres

Featured Products See Energy Transformation  You can calculate the thermal energy created when the ball hit the bat by using the Law of Conservation of Energy. Before the collision, the center-of-mass of the bat (mass 1kg) was moving at about...

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

Featured Products What is this about? Galileo claimed that all objects fall toward Earth with the same acceleration. Modern measurements indicate that this acceleration is about 9.8m/s2. Using the G-Ball by Arbor Scientific, you can measure this value and compare...

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

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 footsteps at his birthplace, Woolsthorpe Manor. It is a little tourist museum far from the major train...

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

Featured Products SpillNot: The Physics Behind the Slosh Although the problem of why coffee spills might seem trivial, it actually brings together a variety of fundamental scientific issues. These include fluid mechanics, the stability of fluid surfaces, and interactions between...

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

Featured Products Think back to when you were a little kid playing one of your most enjoyable family games on Saturday night. It involved rolling a die and moving around a game board, all while building a complex "mousetrap", hoping...