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  1. Balancing Bird 6 inch Item # P3-5002
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    Show students how deceiving an object's center of mass can be. Spin it on the end of your finger to demonstrate rotational motion, or discuss movement in two systems by moving your hand through the air to add translational motion. Size 6" wingspan. Includes stand! NOTE: When balancing, wings may or may not be level.

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  2. Coin and Feather Demo Item # P1-5200
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    The classic experiment of a lighter object falling at the same rate as a heavier object when resistance is removed from the equation.

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  3. Pulsar Strobe Light Item # P2-9005
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    Strobes can "slow down" fast or periodic motions for observation and measurement. This high intensity Xenon strobe has a 1 to 15 flash per second flash rate. Color filters included.

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  4. Liquid Accelerometer Item # P3-3525
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    Add colored water to this Liquid Accelerometer and align it with linear or centripetal acceleration. The water creates a line graph in response to the acceleration.

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  5. Dynamo Hand-Powered Flashlight Item # P3-3700
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    Based on Michael Faraday's groundbreaking invention (which he called the "dynamo"), this flashlight uses only a disk magnet and coils of wire to generate electricity. Read More
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  6. Lever Lab Item # P4-1600
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    Experiment at two levels with the innovative Lever! Attach the center pivot to the Workshop Stand and use Hooked Masses to create equal torques on each end and establish equilibrium. Read More
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  7. Pendulum Lab Item # P4-1700
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    Experiment with different weights, lengths, and amplitudes to find out which affects the period. Includes whiteboard for recording experiment parameters.

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  8. Racing Marbles Lab Item # P4-1370
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    This discrepant event will challenge students' understanding of instantaneous and average velocity and conservation of energy. Which marble will reach the end first? Which will have the highest ending velocity?

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  9. Gravity Lab Item # P4-1380
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    Students can measure the acceleration due to gravity in three different ways with these two simple pieces. Achieve increasing levels of accuracy by measuring acceleration with a stopwatch, photogate, or motion sensor. Read More
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  10. Springs Set Item # P3-3605
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    Verify Hooke's Law with this 5 spring set with easy-to-read adjustable position indicators.

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