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The Power of Words

The Power of Words

This simple, yet surprising physics demonstration challenges preconceptions about forces, and demonstrates the strength of atmospheric pressure. Learners will observe as the demonstrator attempts to use a sheet of newspaper to keep a ruler on the table while it is hit. Learners will compare what happens when the paper is folded, crumpled, and left flat on the ruler. This instruction guide includes a helpful video illustrating each step of the demonstration.

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