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  • ID Code: G2-07
  • Purpose: Challenge your students to recognize pseudoscience while illustrating resonance
  • Description: A traditional explanation: "When a group of people concentrate on one of the pendula, held as shown by the instructor, their psychoacoustic brain waves rapidly become in phase, producing enough mechanical energy to make only that pendulum oscillate."

    Of course, this is actually a demonstration of driven resonance - with a bit of practice, via small movements of your hands you can drive any one of the pendula you choose. Encourage your students to analyze pseudoscientific explanations for real phenomena.

  • Availability: Available
  • Loc codes: G2
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