Get Your Science On: Mimicking Mallards

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In this episode of Get Your Science On, Rachel shows off a cool experiment you can do by hanging a pair of small toys (like rubber ducks or toy cars) from a string.

Each duck on a string acts a pendulum and goes back and forth. But since the two strings have the same length, energy goes back and forth from one to the other. Physicists call this a coupled harmonic oscillator, but we just call it good fun!