Question: What do physicists think about the fruit cocktail can experiment?
Dr. Leila asked four physicists what they thought the fruit cocktail can experiment. They weren't too happy, but that's even better, because now they've suggested four more experiments for us to do.
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The Skater Simulation
This is the ice skater doll
that is on the floor of the lab. Click on it to go to the simulation.
Your goal is to make the skater spin as fast as possible. Go for an Olympic Medal!
To play, drag the colored dots on the skater (on the left-hand side of
your screen) to move her limbs. Watch the right-hand image carefully to
see how this affects her speed in competition (the judges in the back
will rank her performance). Be careful -- if you move her into unstable positions, she'll fall!
When you have the fastest skater you can make, write down the Secret
Code number and click "QUIT" to come back into the lab. When you enter your Secret Code into the Data Machine, you just might
get a prize!
For more instructions on the Skater Simulation, look for the "Click here for instructions" link underneath the simulation ap
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Play this game by clicking on the skewered nose
on the floor of the lab. There are 5 objects for you to play with. Your goal is to skewer each object in the direction that will make it spin the fastest. There's a clock to beat, so don't waste any time!
When you've worked your way through all 5 objects, be sure you write down the Secret Code and click "QUIT" to come back into the lab. Enter the Secret Code into the Data Machine, together with your thoughts and observations, and hold your breath to see if you win a prize.
For more instructions for the Spin It! game, look for the "Click here for instructions " link underneath the applet.
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Hall of Brains
Think you're doing pretty well? Find out if you made it into the Hall of Brains
! You just might be surprised at the size of your brain.
Click on the door to the Hall of Brains to enter, and beware -- it just might make your head spin!
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Geek Speak Lounge
Here in the Geek Speak Lounge
is where you can chat, post messages on
the bulletin board, as well as get detailed information on topics addressed in this lab.
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