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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...
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...

Liquid Crystal Sheet Demos
Liquid Crystal Sheet Demos

Featured Products Liquid Crystal Sheet Demos  Safely demonstrating the principles and properties of heat can sometimes be a risky proposition. But it needn't be. Watch as Physics Teacher James Lincoln uses the safe, simple, and inexpensive Liquid Crystal Sheet to...

Doing the Wave: Connecting Physics to Baseball
Doing the Wave: Connecting Physics to Baseball

Featured Products Ever heard the crack of a bat when a hitter launches a homerun? Well there’s a wave that’s responsible for that sound. Watch the video to learn how waves are an integral part of baseball. Who knew! About...

Top 10 Demonstrations with Tuning Forks
Top 10 Demonstrations with Tuning Forks

Featured Products Top 10 Demonstrations with Tuning Forks  I have been using tuning forks in my classroom for 10 years, and in each of those years I have discovered several new tricks. I hope you can learn many of these...

Standing Waves Like You've Never Seen Them Before
Standing Waves Like You've Never Seen Them Before

Featured Products Standing Waves Like You've Never Seen Them Before  A standing wave is formed when two identical traveling waves continually pass through the same medium in opposite directions. Not only can standing waves be produced on springs by sending...

Big Standing Wave - Small Effort!
Big Standing Wave - Small Effort!

Featured Products Big Standing Wave - Small Effort! A standing wave is formed when two identical traveling waves continually pass through the same medium in opposite directions. One convenient way to produce standing transverse waves is to allow a traveling transverse...

Resonance Bowl: The Original Standing Wave Demo!
Resonance Bowl: The Original Standing Wave Demo!

Featured Products The Resonance Bowl can be traced back to ancient Tao tradition in China during the Han Dynasty (202 BC – AD 9) making this an ancient, but still highly effective, way to discuss and demonstrate behavior of waves...

Making Ripples in Your Lecture Just Got Easier
Making Ripples in Your Lecture Just Got Easier

Featured Products Every once in a while we come across something that has the chance to make a real difference in the classroom in both engaging the students and making your life as a professor a little easier. We think...

Captivate Your Students on Valentine's Day
Captivate Your Students on Valentine's Day

Featured Products Show Them the Speed of Light, Using a Chocolate Bar! If you have the typical classroom, your students will be a little extra distracted this February 14th for Valentine's Day. We found a fun way to capture their...

Polarization
Polarization

You may not be aware of it, but polarized light is all around you. Do you have an LCD flat screen television, a laptop computer, a calculator, or other liquid crystal display? Well then, you have been exposed to polarized...

Back to School: Getting off to a Good Start
Back to School: Getting off to a Good Start

Each new school year offers endless possibilities for igniting student interest in science. The principles students study in your classroom touch every aspect of their lives. Seeing the science involved in everything from a rainbow to a rock concert can...