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Sunday, October 28, 2012

Physics Professor's Interesting Experiment

Don't try this at home.

Did you know physics could be a riveting subject if taught creatively?  Dr. Harold Stokes illustrates how physics can garner student interest by firing a ping pong cannon.  The ending is priceless.  Not only does Dr. Stokes possess scientific knowledge, he has a great sense of humor and adventure.

For more on the ping pong cannon principle of operation, link here.

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