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  • Stability and Center of Gravity Using Pulleys
    May 14, 2020 Amy Naum

    Stability and Center of Gravity Using Pulleys

    This activity uses a pulley and some string to explore the concept of stability and how it is related to an object’s center of gravity. The activity takes 40-45 minutes. Intended for ages 11 and up. What you’ll need: Push/pull...

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  • Newton's Second Law of Motion Put to the Test
    May 14, 2020 Amy Naum

    Newton's Second Law of Motion Put to the Test

    This activity uses a clever apparatus to see exactly how Newton’s First law interacts with Newton’s Second law. The activity take 20-30 minutes. Intended for ages 11 and up. What you'll need: Second Law of Motion Apparatus (PH0319)  Paper and...

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  • pH Explorer
    May 14, 2020 Amy Naum

    pH Explorer

    Have you ever tasted lemon juice and scrounged up your face, because it was too sour? Or enjoyed a refreshing drink of water and wondered why these two liquids are different? You can use this pH Explorer set to test...

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  • Measurement of Wind-Speed Using an Anemometer
    April 22, 2020 Amy Naum

    Measurement of Wind-Speed Using an Anemometer

    This activity uses an anemometer to measure wind speed. The activity take 30-40 minutes on the first day and 5 minutes on subsequent days (7 days total). Intended for ages 11 and up. What you’ll need: Small Anemometer (PH0245S) Duct...

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  • Explore Mass, Volume, and Density!
    April 22, 2020 Amy Naum

    Explore Mass, Volume, and Density!

    This activity uses a push/pull balance, equal-volume masses, a displacement vessel, and a graduated cylinder to explore mass and density. The activity take 40-45 minutes. Intended for ages 11 and up. What you'll need: Push/pull Balance 500 g (PH0035B) Lead-Free...

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  • Insect Explorer
    April 22, 2020 Amy Naum

    Insect Explorer

    Learn science while having fun outside! The insect collecting net is ideal for collecting flying insects without hurting them. The bug viewer provides a great temporary container for captured bugs. Transparent on all sides, little scientists can observe the bugs...

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  • Explore Wave Motion with a Classic Toy!
    March 31, 2020 Amy Naum

    Explore Wave Motion with a Classic Toy!

    This activity uses the classic spring toy and a long loose spring to explore wave motion. The initial activities take only about 10 minutes – followed by a lot of free play with this awesome toy! Intended for ages 5...

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  • Enlighten Your Day with Optics!
    March 31, 2020 Amy Naum

    Enlighten Your Day with Optics!

    This activity uses lenses and prisms to explore optical reflection and refraction. The initial activities take 30-35 minutes – followed by a lot of free play! Intended for ages 5 and up. What you'll need: An assorted set of cylindrical...

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  • Explore Momentum by Crashing Hall's Cars
    March 26, 2020 Amy Naum

    Explore Momentum by Crashing Hall's Cars

    This super fun activity for ages 5 and up helps students gain an intuitive feel for momentum. What you’ll need: Hall’s Car Pair (PH0351APL) Straight toy-car track (Hot Wheels, for example) – about 4 feet length minimum. Garden rocks or weight...

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