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  • Fantastic Forces

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Fantastic Forces

Discover how a magician’s tablecloth, exploding newspaper, pencil-gun, bullwhip, or rocket car dramatically demonstrates relations between mass, velocity, acceleration, and force as described by Newton’s laws of motion.

Available only to schools as part of a Museum field trip. Call Science Central to reserve: 617-723-2500. Reserve at least two weeks in advance. Thursday and Friday only; 10:30 or 11:30 am (subject to availability). Minimum: 25 participants. Capacity: 294.


Approximately 25 minutes


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Recommended for: Grades 3 – 12

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Free with Exhibit Halls admission. Purchase Exhibit Halls tickets:


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