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ERIC Number: EJ1079170
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Nov
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0031-921X
Bouncing Poppers
Vollmer, Michael; Möllmann, Klaus-Peter
Physics Teacher, v53 n8 p489-493 Nov 2015
Toys are known to attract interest in physics and they are therefore often used in physics teaching of various topics. The present paper deals with a simple toy, the so-called "hopper popper," which, similar to superballs, can be used when teaching mechanics. We suggest some experiments and describe the basic physics of this toy, also providing background information for teachers.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
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