Does a tower break apart as it topples over? Visit this site, from the American Physical Society's outreach website Physics Central, to find out. The site contains directions for buidling and toppling a tower made of blocks, and also an explanation of the physics. It also provides suggestions for other building projects and links to additional sites with more information.
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 10 March 2014).
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