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Dropped Slinky
# 1G20.45


Description: A partly extended slinky is hung in the air and released for some potentially unexpected results.

Instructions: Stand on a stool or the lecture table, allow some of the slink to extend and then drop it.

Hazards: Don't fall!

Parts: slinky
small stool

Purchased/Built: purchased

Setup Time: none

Quant. in Demo Room: 1

Source: Central Scientific

Demo References
The Video Encyclopedia of Physics Demonstrations Disc 01-18 Hold a slinky so some of it extends downward, then drop it to show the contraction.

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