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ERIC Number: EJ947956
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 13
ISSN: ISSN-0036-8121
Exploring the Yo-Yo: Filipino Physics Fun
Murfin, Brian
Science Activities: Classroom Projects and Curriculum Ideas, v49 n1 p29-35 2012
The yo-yo is a scientific toy that has fascinated young and old for thousands of years. According to yo-yo experts, the yo-yo is the second oldest toy in the world, after the doll. Yo-yo activities can be an excellent tool to help students explore many important physics concepts related to energy and motion. The rich history of the yo-yo offers opportunities to connect science with different cultures. Filipino culture in particular is very important in the history of the yo-yo, as it was a Filipino who introduced the toy in the United States and who also made key contributions to the toy's later success. (Contains 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Philippines