ERIC Number: EJ1032982
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Mar
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 6
The Acoustically Driven Vortex Cannon
Perry, Spencer B.; Gee, Kent L.
Physics Teacher, v52 n3 p146-148 Mar 2014
Vortex cannons have been used by physics teachers for years, mostly to teach the continuity principle. In its simplest form, a vortex cannon is an empty coffee can with a hole cut in the bottom and the lid replaced. More elaborate models can be purchased through various scientific suppliers under names such as "Air Cannon" and "Airzooka." We will briefly discuss the uses of a vortex cannon in teaching and a new type of vortex cannon for teaching.
Descriptors: Acoustics, Physics, Scientific Concepts, Science Equipment, Science Experiments, Teaching Methods, Scientific Principles
American Association of Physics Teachers. One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740. Tel: 301-209-3300; Fax: 301-209-0845; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: http://scitation.aip.org/tpt
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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