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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.

1 cent - \$1 per group Ages 8 - 14 5 to 10 minutes
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In this activity, a spinning bicycle wheel resists efforts to tilt it and point the axle in a new direction.

\$5 - \$10 per group Ages 11 - 18 10 to 30 minutes
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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.

\$10 - \$20 per group Ages 8 - 18 1 to 2 hours
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In this demonstration about momentum, use physics to distinguish between a hard-boiled egg and a raw egg without cracking them open.

1 cent - \$1 per group Ages 4 - adult Under 5 minutes
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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.

\$10 - \$20 per group Ages 8 - 14 30 to 45 minutes
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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.

1 cent - \$1 per student Ages 6 - 11 10 to 30 minutes
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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.

1 cent - \$1 per student Ages 8 - 18 10 to 30 minutes
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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.

1 cent - \$1 per student Ages 11 - 14 10 to 30 minutes
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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.

\$1 - \$5 per student Ages 8 - 18 30 to 45 minutes
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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.

1 cent - \$1 per student Ages 11 - 14 10 to 30 minutes
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This is an activity about friction as well as kinetic and potential energy.

1 cent - \$1 per student Ages 11 - 18 10 to 30 minutes
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In this design and physics challenge, learners construct a cylindrical wing, fly it, make modifications, and determine how the changes affect flight patterns.

1 cent - \$1 per student Ages 8 - 18 45 to 60 minutes
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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.

free Ages 4 - 18 5 to 10 minutes
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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.

\$1 - \$5 per group Ages 8 - 14 45 to 60 minutes
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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.

\$1 - \$5 per group Ages 4 - adult 10 to 30 minutes
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Experiment with friction and make bearings for a whirligig! This activity is a nice introduction to friction and bearings and demonstrates why bearings are useful for spinning.

1 cent - \$1 per student Ages 6 - 11 10 to 30 minutes