On December 9, 1988
Dr. Ray Turner from Clemson University
presented a lecture at Mercer:
FUNdamental Physics With Toys

Abstract: Physics can be fun when ordinary children's toys are used to demonstrate fundamental principles. Weebles that wobble, balls that bounce (or don't bounce), and periscopes that invert images can be used to qualitatively illustrate basic ideas of physics. In addition, quantitative measurements can be performed with a circus balancing man, an infrared blaster, or a bungee jumper (with the help of killer tomatoes). These and other toys will be used to demonstrate that Physics can be Fun!

(See also "Inside Mercer", Jan/Feb 1999.)