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In this demonstration/activity, water streaming through holes in the bottom of a suspended soda pop can causes the can to rotate.
In this activity, a spinning bicycle wheel resists efforts to tilt it and point the axle in a new direction.
In this activity, learners explore the history, design and motion of spinning tops. Learners work in teams of "engineers" to design and build their own tops out of everyday items.
In this demonstration about momentum, use physics to distinguish between a hard-boiled egg and a raw egg without cracking them open.
In this design challenge activity, learners build a tower that’s at least 12 inches high with two or more parts that move (spin, sway, or flap) in the wind.
Learn how to make and fly a paper helicopter! This simple activity includes a template (for the copter "blades") and instructions for folding, flying, and testing designs.
You may have tried to throw a curveball or a slider, or even a screwball, with an ordinary baseball and found it difficult to do.
Learners examine what happens when a tube spins in two directions at once. They push on a cardboard tube causing it to spin along its length while at the same time turning from end-to-end.
In this activity, learners create a tiny electric, motorized dancer. Learners use the interactions of magnetism and electric current to make a wire spin, while displaying the Lorentz Force in action.
In this physics activity (page 14 of the PDF), learners gain a better understanding of how friction and mass affect objects by comparing the rotational inertia of raw and hard-boiled eggs.
This is an activity about friction as well as kinetic and potential energy.
In this design and physics challenge, learners construct a cylindrical wing, fly it, make modifications, and determine how the changes affect flight patterns.
Spin a short piece of PVC pipe that's been marked up, and watch a triangle appear. Enjoy this optical illusion from the Exploratorium's Science Snack series.
In this activity (on page 2 of the PDF under GPS: Light and Color Activity), learners will see the illusion of colors produced by a rotating black and white image known as Benham’s Disk.
In this activity, learners design and build a toy top out of simple, everyday materials and have the option to use the toy as an artistic tool.