Science Gizmos – Astroblaster (Seismic Accelerator)
Uniquely, this Science Gizmo is fun and easy to use.
See how to demonstrate the properties, mechanics and applications used and taught in Physics and Chemistry labs
Often called a ‘Seismic Accelerator’ this uses the laws of conservation of momentum and energy, potential energy and kinetic energy.
A number of balls are threaded on a plastic shaft and as they drop straight down onto a hard surface, the top ball can bounce almost up to five times the distance from original drop.
Discussions can relate to the Law of Conservation of Energy.
Safety glasses included.