3B27.10 - Slinky and Pop Cans

Slinky and pop cans

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PIRA Classification: 3B27.10

Description: A slinky is stretched along the lecture bench and two pop cans are placed on either side at the midpoint. A person at either end sends a pulse down the slinky. If the waves cancel at the midpoint, the pop cans will stay put. If the waves add, the pop cans will go flying.

Special Instructions: Make sure the two people create the pulses at the same time.

Condition: Ok

Setup time: 2 minutes