Kinematics Demonstration List

Demonstrations that illustrate concepts in kinematics.

Kinematics Demonstration List

Acceleration due to Gravity:

  • Drop a dollar bill or meter stick and have someone try to catch it.
  • Drop two strings of beads, one spaced at equal distances and the other spaced at equal times.
  • Bottle of water with hole near bottom--water doesn't come out when bottle is in free fall.  (Will also work with bucket of ping pong balls.)

Projectile Motion:

  • Drop one ball and punch another at the same time and observe when they hit the ground.
  • "Shoot the monkey"
  • 2L soda bottle rocket launcher
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