Getting Foam and Walkalong Gliders by Purchase Order

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We are new to taking purchase orders, still a preferred method of ordering for schools and other organizations. Regrettably, we can only take purchase orders from United States customers because of huge archaic conversion fees by banks, unless checks are made payable in U.S. dollars. However, we welcome international orders using PayPal. Also, because of all the paperwork involved with purchase orders, the minimum PO is $50. However again, on the PayPal page there is no minimum order.

Until we figure out a better way to do it, I suggest that you go to the main Foam Store page, figure out what you want and the cost (including shipping); then put that information into the P.O. Below is information needed to complete your order (phone#s, addresses, W-9, etc.). We will then send your stuff and issue an invoice. Please feel free to contact me, Slater, by phone or e-mail with any questions or special orders and we'll figure it out.

We are proud to note that the Physics Factory--a non-profit education organization--is the direct recipient of all proceeds from purchase orders. Click here to learn more about the Physics Factory and the latest project, the Physics Bus.


How do I know know the products and prices to put on the purchase order? Go here. Decide what you want and figure the cost, including shipping.

W-9 Form This link is to the Physics Factory W-9 form (PDF)

Vendor Address*: Checks should be made out to "Physics Factory"

Physics Factory
PO Box 651
Ithaca, NY 14851

or 1204 N Tioga St, Ithaca, NY 14850 if you cannot use a P.O. Box address.

Phone Number and Contact Person--all questions

1-570-506-8094, Slater Harrison. This is our Pennsylvania telephone number where we make and send out gliders and foam. I can answer all questions by phone, or by the following e- mail...

E-mail--all questions

science“at” Replace the “at” with @ , no spaces. Writing my e-mail that way on web pages is said to foil spam-bots and it really seems to work! I can answer all questions by this e-mail or the phone number, just above.

Fax Number

520-621-8322 to the attention of Physics Factory or Dr. Bayly (this is the University of Arizona Math Dept. fax number). Instead of faxes we prefer scans attached to e-mail, or snail mail but understand that is not always possible. This will be switching to an Ithaca Fax # soon

Please take note of the following:

Include contact information in case we have a question about the order.

It needs to be clear where to mail the foam and where to send the invoice.

Payment within 30 days of receipt of foam. Checks should be made out to "Physics Factory"

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More about the Physics Factory and Physics Bus

The Physics Factory is not-for-profit education organization that was founded 10 years ago by inspired scientists and educators at the University of Arizona. After several years of building the organization, one of the founders, Erik Herman, took a position at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York. Now Erik is creating a Physics Bus in New York, drawing on his successful experience with the Physics Factory Physics Bus in Arizona. All proceeds of purchase orders go directly to the Physics Factory and Physics Bus.