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Reebs
04-08-2008, 09:54 PM
Science Toy IV Guess What it is?

LomitaWelder
04-08-2008, 10:03 PM
A Rictor scale.

slamdvw
04-08-2008, 10:23 PM
A seismograph or seismometer.

Me!
04-08-2008, 10:58 PM
No idea what it is, but nice paint... Auto body shop in school?

Joker11
04-09-2008, 03:01 AM
It's a measuring device for dads like me with daughters that use a whole roll for each wipe!
You park it right next to the plunger. Trust me.

Reebs
04-09-2008, 06:14 AM
Miller Killer wins!!!!!!!!!!!

Reebs
04-09-2008, 06:15 AM
It is a seismograph, which measures Earthquake shaking.
If I clamp the grey base to a table and shake the table back and forth the base moves with the table. The arm remains stationary. This illustrates Newton’s First Law of Motion Inertia.

LomitaWelder no fair you are from LA

smithboy
04-09-2008, 07:52 AM
BIIIIIIIIIIG Protractor...for small arcs.

Reebs
04-09-2008, 08:04 AM
Slamdvw
you the man

mr2turbo7
04-14-2008, 03:35 AM
Newton's Firt law of Motion:
objects at rest tend to stay at rest, objects in motion tend to stay in motion unless there is an external force to change action.

Newtons second law of motion:
Force = Mass X A (F=MA)

Newtons third law of motion:
For every action there is an equal and opposite reaction.

My absolute favorite thing I "Learned" in High school ( more like common sense just brought to lite)

Reebs
04-14-2008, 12:49 PM
Newtons laws are one my favorite things to teach. The internet provides so many fun and painful examples of inertia. Type in Terry Tate Office linebacker. Kids love it. He has alot of inertia.

MicroZone
04-14-2008, 01:16 PM
I like Jokers answer the best. So damn true too !

DSW
04-14-2008, 01:59 PM
Reebs do you use a pool table to teach inelastic collisions? How about deflection angles, angle in = angle out? One of my best teachers in science used things like this to demonstrate practuical applications in science. Good to see you do similar things, nice job.

I can remember my teach doing dust explosions, sticking his hand into molten lead and making thermite in class. Can you see the uproar that would cause today? Shame almost all the good things are banned from schools now.

Rick Moran
04-14-2008, 03:42 PM
Auto feed, recording weight lifting machine with a 5lb. plate for kids.

Reebs
04-14-2008, 04:00 PM
DSW
I do the dust explosion but have never done the lead. Teaching science is like being a kid.

tanglediver
04-15-2008, 02:22 AM
That thing would cut a mean arc with a torch attached to it! http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w191/tanglediver/29381.gif