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Featured Activities

Introduction to Tactile Pressure Tactile pressure sensors are used for a wide variety applications including, but not limited to the following: The…
This 3D printed model demonstrates the physics of a simple pendulum that consists of a mass, m, hanging from an arm of length, L, and fixed at a pivot point, P…
Introduction LIDAR—an acronym for Light Detection and Ranging—is a method for remote sensing to measure distances.  While LIDAR commonly uses reflected laser…

Middle School Science

Can you devise an experiment to see whether increased CO2 (carbon dioxide) in the atmosphere contributes to warming? We found a teacher who tweeted exactly…
Virtually every student of physics has done an experiment to verify the inverse square law of light—light intensity is inversely proportional to the square of…
Over the past twenty years, scientists have discovered hundreds of what are known as exoplanets—planets that orbit stars outside of our own solar system.  …

High School Physics

This lesson is motivated by an article by Paul G. Hewitt entitled “Sailing into the Wind: A Vector Explanation”, appearing in the Summer 2017 edition of NSTA’s…
In addition to being a fascinating toy, the ZéCar flywheel powered car can be utilized in physics curricula to study conservation of energy.  It is available…
In addition to being a fun toy, the “Slinky” is commonly used in physics classes to qualitatively investigate a variety of wave properties: longitudinal versus…

News

Getting some quantitative data from a cart rolling down an incline. Here, PocketLab One is attached to a cart and connected via Bluetooth to the PocketLab app…
PocketLab One on a journey through Splash Mountain. Here it survives a couple drops while measuring acceleration. Video was recorded using the PocketLab Video…
People can't seem to stop fidgeting with Fidget Spinners, so they might as well learn some science along the way! This 3D printed enclosure allows you to put a…