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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.
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Keywords: break, chimney, fall, tower
Record Creator: Metadata instance created October 26, 2006 by Ann Deml
Record Updated: Jun 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 July 29, 2014, 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 29 July 2014).
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Physics Central: Physics in the Toy Room: Toppling Towers. College Park: American Physical Society, 2006. 29 July 2014 <http://www.physicscentral.org/experiment/physicsathome/towers.cfm>.
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