Mr. O's O WOW Science Moments

In this O Wow Moment episode from the Children’s Museum of Houston, we examine how wind-up toys work. Inside each toy is a torsion spring that stores energy by being wound, then releases that energy as it unwinds which the mechanisms inside the toy turn into movement. So, naturally, we create our own simple wind-up toy – the Spool Racer! If you enjoy this video, be sure to check out our others at cmhoustonblog.org.

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Mr. O's O WOW Science Moments

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Looking for science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) videos with experiments for kids and families? Mr. O, the Children's Museum of Houston's science geek/guru brings you this fantastic web series with episodes on a variety of topics all at your…


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Looking for science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) videos with experiments for kids and families? Mr. O, the Children's Museum of Houston's science geek/guru brings you this fantastic web series with episodes on a variety of topics all at your fingertips. Find exciting experiments, tackle fun tinkering activities, and explore more about gravity, inertia, polymers, nanoscale science, conductivity, geometry...you know, why don't you scout around and see all the O Wow Moments for yourself?

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