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This site from Physics Central provides an activity with stacked blocks that shows how a tower breaks apart as it topples over.  The site contains directions and an explanation of the physics.  It also provides suggestions for other building projects and links to additional sites with more information.
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Classical Mechanics
- Applications of Newton's Laws
- Gravity
- Rotational Dynamics
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break, chimney, fall, tower
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Metadata instance created October 26, 2006 by Ann Deml
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June 20, 2010 by Lyle Barbato
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(American Physical Society, College Park, 2006), WWW Document, (http://www.physicscentral.org/experiment/physicsathome/towers.cfm).
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Physics Central: Physics in the Toy Room: Toppling Towers, (American Physical Society, College Park, 2006), <http://www.physicscentral.org/experiment/physicsathome/towers.cfm>.
APA Format
Physics Central: Physics in the Toy Room: Toppling Towers. (2006). Retrieved April 24, 2018, from American Physical Society: http://www.physicscentral.org/experiment/physicsathome/towers.cfm
Chicago Format
American Physical Society. Physics Central: Physics in the Toy Room: Toppling Towers. College Park: American Physical Society, 2006. http://www.physicscentral.org/experiment/physicsathome/towers.cfm (accessed 24 April 2018).
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Physics Central: Physics in the Toy Room: Toppling Towers. College Park: American Physical Society, 2006. 24 Apr. 2018 <http://www.physicscentral.org/experiment/physicsathome/towers.cfm>.
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