How to Demonstrate Velocity with a Slinky?

Answer Trying to teach principles of physics is difficult in the best of circumstances. It can be made fun with the use of a familiar toy, a Slinky. The experiment can be performed with children as young ... Read More »

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The Difference Between Velocity & Instantaneous Velocity?

Velocity and instantaneous velocity are terms that are most often used in the physics classroom. Because these two terms don't have the same definition, students who don't know the difference in t... Read More »

How to Tattoo Your Slinky?

The finished slinkySome slinkies can be plain. If you have old temporary tattoos you can customize your slinky!

Who makes the Slinky toy?

Richard James invented the Slinky in 1945 and sold it at Gimbels Department Store in Philadelphia. The toy was an instant success. James called his company James Spring and Wire Company. In 1956, t... Read More »

Who invented the slinky toy?

The Slinky was created by Richard James, a Philadelphia-area engineer who, in 1943, was attempting to create a spring that could stabilize equipment aboard ships during World War II. His wife, Bett... Read More »