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Rubber Band Cannon
What determines how far a cannonball will fly? How does the launch angle of a cannon affect its range? Explore some of the
variables that influence projectile motion using a Rubber Band Cannon.
Build Your Own Simple DC Motor
Motors are the fundamental driving force of the modern world. It is a very rare occasion when you do not see or use the
action of a motor during your daily life. So how do they work? With this activity, you will build your own simple DC motor.
Build a Spectroscope
A spectroscope is a device for forming and observing the spectrum of colors of visible light. A spectrum is produced when
light from any source is bent or dispersed. In this activity, students use common household materials and a holographic diffraction
grating to build a simple, working spectroscope.
Soda Can Calorimeter
Have you ever noticed the nutrition label located on the packaging of the food you buy? One of the first things listed on the label are the calories per serving. How is the calorie content of food determined? This activity will introduce the concept of calorimetry and investigate the caloric content of snack foods.