Learn with us online while the Exploratorium is temporarily closed. You can help us reopen—donate today.
Suspend a ball in a stream of air.
Does it matter which end is up?
Suspend an object in the air by blowing down on it.
A bicycle wheel acts like a giant gyroscope.
Ready for liftoff? Launch rockets with your own launcher!
Build a rubber-band-powered rolling plastic water bottle.
Balance a checkbook using the physics method.
Two pendulums influence each other’s motion to create Intriguing patterns.
Resonance can cause two pendulums to swing in identical cycles.
Give flight a spin with the Magnus effect.
Two cylinders that look the same may roll downhill at different rates.
A pendulum moving in two directions creates beautiful designs.
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.
Attribution: Exploratorium Teacher Institute
Connect with us!
(Embarcadero at Green Street)
San Francisco, CA 94111
Get at-home activities and learning tools delivered straight to your inbox