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Jitterbug Activity: What's Going On (Video)
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Date: January 13, 2008
Running Time: 00:01:41
The science behind this toy, including a discussion of how electric circuits work, and how an unbalanced load (an off-center weight on your jitterbug) results in rotational vibration.
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