Block and Cups Demo
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Demonstrates the difference between inertia (mass) and weight.
Heavy block (cinder block, log, steel plate), paper cups
- Show that an array of paper cups will support the weight of the block by resting the block on top
of the cups.
- If you pick up the block and drop it on the cups, they are
crushed - they can't resist the inertia (mass) of
last update November 10, 2007 by JL