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Physics of Giant Pumpkins Video

Physics of Giant Pumpkins Video


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Subject SciencePhysics
Grade Level Grades 9-12

About This Lesson

Pumpkins of the Atlantic Giant variety can weigh more than 1800 pounds. For a mechanical engineer with an interest in plus-sized fruit, like Georgia Tech’s David Hu, this raises an interesting physics question: how can the pumpkin get so big without breaking? Watch this fun two minute video from Science Friday to explore the answer to this question about the giant pumpkin.

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