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A Visit to Isaac Newton's Home
A Visit to Isaac Newton's Home
Tour Sir Isaac Newton's home with James Lincoln, who visited Woolsthorpe Manor. The English countryside with its green rolling hills, provides an ideal setting for deep, contemplative thinking.
Top 10 Demonstrations with Tuning Forks
Top 10 Demonstrations with Tuning Forks
Tuning forks are wonderful tools for teaching physics. Here are 10 enriching demonstrations to use in your classroom with tuning forks and everyday lab items.
Color Me Excited: Seeing Spectra in a Whole New Light
Color Me Excited: Seeing Spectra in a Whole New Light
This CoolStuff post bids you to move away from passive spectra demonstrations and allow the whole class to observe light together with the RSpec-Explorer.
SpillNot: The Physics Behind the Slosh
SpillNot: The Physics Behind the Slosh
The SpillNot is a cool tool for getting your students interested in the everyday physics behind why drinks spill while we're carrying them and what has to happen to prevent spillage.
Top 10  Demonstrations with the Plasma Globe
Top 10 Demonstrations with the Plasma Globe
The Plasma Globe is an engaging and safe tool for studying high voltages and the electric field. Here are our top 10 demonstrations to perform with the Plasma Globe.
Standing Waves Like You've Never Seen Them Before
Standing Waves Like You've Never Seen Them Before
In this CoolStuff post, explore how springs can visually demonstrate standing waves by manipulating the frequency.
Playing in Galileo's Lab
Playing in Galileo's Lab
Ever been to the Museo Galileo or the Galileo Museum? If not, then we've got you covered. See Galileo's Museum through Physics Teacher Buzz Putnam's eyes as he shares his experience.
Recreate Physics History: Build a Voltaic Pile
Recreate Physics History: Build a Voltaic Pile
Dive into the history of the voltaic pile, and let us show you how you can make one yourself out of simple and inexpensive materials in this post.
The Electricity & Magnetism Light Bulb Demo Will Light Up Minds
The Electricity & Magnetism Light Bulb Demo Will Light Up Minds
Watch the intriguing interaction unfold between a neodymium magnet and a Victorian light bulb in this CoolStuff post.
Big Standing Wave - Small Effort!
Big Standing Wave - Small Effort!
This CoolStuff post utilizes the Super Springy to conceptualize the relation between the time, frequency, and length of a wave.
Energy is Energy is Energy!
Energy is Energy is Energy!
Watch in this video as the Honda Corporation uses the idea of energy transfer and conversion to set-up the actual parts of their vehicle in a series of Rube Goldberg-like energy processes.
Build a Faraday Motor with Your Students!
Build a Faraday Motor with Your Students!
Now you and your students can build a working replica of Michael Faraday's original motor using just a few simple and inexpensive materials! We show you how in this post.