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|National Engineers Week Committee|
|Classroom activities include Racing Slinkys, which describes how inertia, gravity, potential energy, kinetic energy, and longitudinal waves are demonstrated when the Slinky "walks" down stairs or an incline; Slinky Waves, which outlines how Slinkys exhibit longitudinal waves, transverse waves, standing waves, and compressions and rarefactions; and Slinky and Centrifugal Force. History and "tidbits" complement the 20-minute video "Slinky Scientific Shindig" about Richard James' spring toy.|
|Levels:||Elementary, Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12)|
|Resource Types:||Games, Lesson Plans and Activities|
|Math Topics:||Mechanics of Solids|
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