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CENCO® Mechanics System 3

The Cenco Mechanics system 3 includes materials for over 13 activities on fluid mechanics based topics. The kit comes in a heavy duty carry-case for ease of storage. Simple to set-up with all components easily accessible. A full manual with detailed activities for both the teacher and the student is included along with scientific background on each topic. Activities are designed to guide students to discover concepts but are styled so the instructor knows what equipment is needed for each activity.

Experiments topics include: water velocity from a spout, mariotte's bottle, force pump, bole's law with a syringe, Pascal's ball, communicating vessels, density of an unknown liquid (U tube), open tube manometer, hare's apparatus, Cartesian diver, Bernoulli's principle, viscosity (Ostwald viscometer), capillary tubes.

Included in the Kit:

Universal Base with knobs

Expansion clamp with rod (4 prong)

Support rod, rounded ends, length 350mm

Mariotte's bottle

Tube for Mariotte's bottle, glass

Hare's apparatus

Silicone tubing, 2 meters

Plastic boss head clamps with knobs

Centrifuge tub, for Cartesian diver

Rubber stopper, 1 hole for Mariotte's bottle

Ping-pong ball

Base for capillary tube and communicating vessels

Beaker 250 mL, plastic

Styrofoam ball

Pascal apparatus ball

Food color

Drying tube, U shaped

Venturi's tube

Syringe 5mL

Syringe 20mL

U-tube manometer with stand

U-tube manometer base

Communicating vessels

Capillary tubes

Funnel, 10cm, plastic

Silicone grease

Culture tube 13 x 100, glass with screw cap

Small stopper that fits in Mariotte's bottle spout

Required but not included:

Small shallow bucket to collect water

Pitcher of water 1


Calipers (In CENCO Mechanics System 1)

25 cm steel rods that screw together (In CENCO Mechanics System 1)

Piece of thread about 5cm in length

Corn Oil, Olive Oil, etc. (Something that will not dissolve in water and has a known density.) 20 mL

Clip or very tight clothes pin for sealing the end of a rubber tube

Air blower/hair dryer 1

Clay or stopper for spout on Mariotte's bottle


Bromic Acid Enough to wash the viscometer

Distilled water Enough for rinsing and experimentation

Acetone or Alcohol Enough to rinse the viscometer

Pipet pump

Graduated cylinder

Pressure sensor

Temperature sensor

Data analysis software



Item # Description Unit Availability Price Quantity
470092-332 Mechanics System 3, Complete Assembly
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