|FL: HD - 002||2 Balls in Air Jet|
|M: D - 020||2 Pulleys + 3 Masses||
A rope tied between 2 1-kg masses is hung over 2 identical pulleys. A 500-g mass is hung from the horizontal rope and the angle is calculated.
|M: S - 005||2 Scales and a Board||
A board is placed across 2 scales. A weight is rolled between scales to show how the weight is shared.
|E&M: C - 023||3 Batteries and 2 Bulbs||
Two 9V batteries are connected in series with 2 bulbs. A 3rd battery is added in parallel with one of the bulbs.
|E&M: M - 039||3D Magnetic Domains||
A 3-dimensional model of the magnetic field surrounding a magnet; apparatus is dissectable
|M: S - 002||5-lb Weight in Center of Rope||
A 5-lb weight is placed in the center of a piece of rope. Someone attempts to make the rope horizontal.
|L: GO - 014||Aberrations|
|E&M: AC - 007||AC Lights Bulb, DC Does Not|
|M: D - 002||Action-Reaction Forces with Air Table||
A car on a glass plate demonstrates Newton's 3rd Law using an air table for a frictionless environment.
|M: K - 001||Addition of Displacement Vectors||
A self-propelled car is used in conjunction with overhead transparencies to model vectors and vector addition
|M: WM&S - 013||Air Currents and Rotating Disk|
|M: K - 009||Air Track||
An air track (1 of 3 sizes) is used to demonstrate assorted concepts related to kinematics, dynamics, energy, and momentum.
|M: D - 005||Air Track||
See M: K - 9 for details.
|M: EngMom - 012||Air Track||
For details, see M: K - 9
|E&M: C - 018||Alternating Current RC Series Circuit||
A frequency generator is used to produce a square wave that shows the charge and discharge curves of an RC series circuit
|M: WM&S - 023||Amplify Tuning Fork with Mouth|
|L: W - 23||Arago's Spot|
|M: D - 021||Army Men with Parachutes||
An army man with a parachute is tossed into the air.
|M: EngMom - 024||Astroblaster, etc.||
A stack of balls is dropped, resulting in unexpected results for the top-most ball.
|M: D - 013||Atwood's Machine||
A working version of Atwood's Machine
|M: WM&S - 043||Audio Beats||
Two frequency generators are used to produce beats, consonance, and/or dissonance
|M: EngMom - 008||Ball in Funnel||
A ball moves around the inside of a funnel to demonstrate conservation of energy
|M: CM - 013||Ball on a String||
A tennis ball is attached to a string.
|M: EngMom - 023||Ball on Vertical Spring||
A ball is compressed on a vertical spring and released.
|M: EngMom - 002||Ballistic Pendulum||
A ball is shot horizontally into a ballistic pendulum, which in turn moves a marker on a meter stick.
|M: Rot - 007||Bars with Different Moments of Inertia||
Two bars of equal mass have different moments of inertia, which is evident upon attempting to rotate them.
|FL: HD - 004||Beach Ball Trapped in Air||
An inflatable beach ball or globe with sand in the bottom is trapped in a jet of air
|M: D - 017||Bed of Nails||
The lecturer rests on a bed of nails, yet remains unharmed.
|M: WM&S - 014||Bell in a Jar: Sound in a Vacuum||
A bell ringing in a jar cannot be heard when air has been removed from the jar
|FL: HD - 006||Bernoulli's Effect in Tube of Changing Diameter||
Ping pong balls suspended above holes in a tube a changing diameter demonstrate changes in air pressure throughout the tube.
|M: CM - 011||Bicycle Wheel||
A small bicycle wheel is mounted to a cart or bench for use in explaining circular or rotational motion
|M: Rot - 011||Bicycle Wheel Gyroscope||
A bicycle wheel is used to demonstrate gyroscopic properties when used by someone on a rotating platform
|M: Rot - 012||Bicycle Wheel on Vertical Rod||
A bicycle wheel balances on a vertical point to demonstrate simple gyroscopic behavior
|T: H - 003||Bimetallic Strips||
A strip composed of two different types of metals is dipped into a dewar of liquid Nitrogen. Since the metals contract at a different rate, they will curve one direction or the other.
|T: H - 052||Bimetallic Strips with Light Bulbs||
A bimetallic strip is used to light one of 2 bulbs, depending on which direction it bends when it is heated.
|M: EngMom - 005||Black Board Pendulum||
Even though the swing of a pendulum is interrupted, it will still return to its expected height.
|L: GO - 045||Blackboard Optics Kit||
A 5-beam Laser Box is used in conjunction with various mirrors and lenses to show concepts in geometric optics.
|T: H - 015||Boiling Water in Plastic Bottle|
|T: H - 033||Boiling Water with an Ice Cube||
Water boils due to the presence of an ice cube.
|M: SHM - 003||Bowling Ball for Simple Harmonic Motion||
A bowling ball suspended from the ceiling oscillates back and forth providing an opportunity for calculations.
|M: Rot - 006||Bowling Ball on Air|
|M: EngMom - 001||Bowling Ball Pendulum||
A bowling ball suspended from the ceiling is used to demonstrate conservation of energy.
|FL: HS - 018||Box with 2 Holes||
A container of water with 2 holes (one above the other) demonstrates the differences in fluid pressure by depth.
|T: H - 043||Boyle's Law with Syringes||
Syringes with weights are used to demonstrate Boyle's Law.
|M: Rot - 010||Brass Gyroscope||
A brass gyroscope is set in motion using a small motor. It is then allowed to freely spin on the bench or floor.
|E&M: M - 013||Breaking a Magnet||
A magnet is broken to show that 2 magnets are created, not 2 disconnected poles
|M: EngMom - 026||Breaking Boards||
Square boards are broken using either the lecturer's hand or foot.
|L: W - 025||Brewster's Angle|
|L: W - 019||Bubbles and Light Interference||
Light shown through a bubble produces an array of colors due to interference of the inner and outer walls of the bubble
|M: CM - 003||Bucket of Water||
A bucket of water is whirled in a vertical circle, with all water remaining safely inside the bucket.