Centrifugal force toy– toy physics ////Homemade Science with Bruce Yeany

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There are many wonderful centrifugal force toys and demonstrations available for students to investigate. However, centrifugal forces are not real and can sometimes be misleading to students unless demonstrations are followed up with a good explanation of the concept.

Homemade science is a collection of classroom tested ideas, suggestions, projects, and experiments that I have used in teaching physical science for the Annville-Cleona school district in central Pennsylvania. I am currently in my 38th year of teaching. My intention is to share these ideas with other teachers or anyone who has an interest in science. I have found that designing and building my own equipment has taught me more than any course that I have ever taken. I hope that you consider trying this for yourself.. I also share and show some of these ideas at workshops, science conferences, or inservice presentations.

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