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View Resource Science Toys

This individually-hosted Web site invites users to "make toys at home with common household materials, often in only a few minutes, that demonstrate fascinating scientific principles." Instructions for dozens of toys are available, and what's more, these instructions are accompanied by clear and accessible explanations of the scientific concepts associated with each project. The Web site is...

http://scitoys.com/
View Resource Lugnet: Global community of LEGO enthusiasts

"LUGNETâ„¢ unites LEGO fans worldwide through discussion groups, web pages, and services." It is "an independent site by fans, for fans" and not operated by the LEGO Company. Some highlights include an online crossword puzzle and a discussion forum that has apparently been called "the friendliest place on the Internet." Also available from this website are links to hundreds of other websites by LEGO...

http://www.lugnet.com/
View Resource About.com: History of the Slinky

Did you know the Slinky was invented in 1945 by a Naval Engineer? This article from About.com gives a history of the slinky. Apparently the engineer was working on developing a meter that would monitor horsepower on naval battleships when he discovered the way the tension springs he was working with kept moving after they fell to the ground. As the story goes, "Richard remarked to his wife Betty,...

https://www.thoughtco.com/physics-illustrations-1992443