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Directions for Assembly of Accelerometer

A low-cost demonstrator accelerometer can be constructed out of dowel and a Zip-Loc bag. A frame consisting of four straws and four dowels slips into the bag, making it rigid. When filled with colored water, the water "slants," indicating acceleration.

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Directions for Assembly:

The activity was presented by Jim Nelson at the 1999 AAPT/PTRA training workshop held in San Antonio, TX.

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