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Brain Spice

Foucault Pendulum - 38cm


As the pendulum rocks through the fine sand it gently ‘writes’ an ever changing geometric pattern. The patterns change size as the arc of the pendulum changes. The 38cm version has a black stand and is the perfect size to sit on your desk, with its rhythmic motion inscribing beautiful patterns in the sand. The simplicity of a pendulum belies its scientific importance, as it has been used to demonstrate a plethora of principles, including the rotation of the Earth, and has been used to detect earthquakes for over a millennium. A fabulous gift for the ‘hard to buy for’ older child or adult.

Age guide: from 8 years.